Schoolcraft’s motorcycle crash reinforces safety helmet lesson
Oct. 25 was like any other Friday evening, with Justin Schoolcraft and his wife, Davis, hopping on their motorcycle for the trip into Twin Falls around 5 p.m. What happened next was anything but routine. Ironically, it was routine that likely saved them both.
Duran brings vision, motivation to Public Transportation Manager’s role
A familiar face will soon move from DMV to become the new Public Transportation Manager. Ron Duran, currently the Driver Records Program Supervisor, will ascend to the PT management position Dec. 1.
D4 hard hat competition finds oldest lid, reinforces hard-hat safety
The last week of October was extra sweet in south-central Idaho as the District 4 Safety Team held an ice cream social in celebration of a district-wide competition to find the oldest hard hat...and reinforce safety.
A visual approach to knowledge-sharing for new ITD recruits
The idea of capturing knowledge before the incumbent walks out the door is not new – in fact, it’s one that the department has been struggling with for years. Neal Murphy’s idea, though, puts a more visual, less time-intensive face to the issue.
Division of Aeronautics
Aeronautics using safety vests to safeguard preflight inspections
It is a nightmare scenario: a pre-flight inspection cut short or compromised, leading to items missed or forgotten as the inspector is repeatedly interrupted in the middle of the inspection. The result could be disastrous. Aero has solved that issue -- with the help of a yellow vest.
The department is involved in countless safety-security-preparedness initiatives each month, and here are just a few of them. We start with the recent Traffic Incident Management Safety awareness proclamation at the Governor's Office.
Idaho Transportation Board
Rail Safety, State Highway Account Disbursements and Economic Hardship Application to highlight upcoming board meeting
Safety at railroad crossings, ITD disbursements from the State Highway Account, and a private citizen’s application for economic hardship will highlight the upcoming November 21 Idaho Transportation Board Meeting.
Office of Highway Safety
OHS seeks employee input on how we view crash data
It’s no secret that we live in a data-driven world. Here at ITD, there is no shortage of data to go around. Data helps guide the services we provide, and helps identify construction and maintenance projects, plan for growth, and identify ways to make our roads and communities safer.
ITD employees have an avenue to share their appreciation for the assistance and guidance of colleagues. Recognition and acknowledgement is an essential component of job satisfaction. These are the MVP cards submitted by employees recently:
ITD Job Openings
The current list of job openings may help inform employees of the career choices available to them that make ITD a great place to work. It also may assist in external recruitment when looking for the best candidates.
Employee desk phones to be upgraded - UPDATED SCHEDULE
The desk phones of all employees will be upgraded soon as the department moves to more securely link our phones to our computers, and the viable lifespan of the old phone system draws to a close. The phones installation will roll out by the end of the year throughout headquarters, and from January to May in the districts.