Reminder: 2020 Safety Stand Down — September 30, 1-2 p.m. or 2-3 p.m. (MST)
We are now less than a week away from this year's Safety Stand Down, slated for the afternoon of September 30. There will be two sessions, and we divided the districts so that each session would have just about the same number of people. You should have seen a "Save the Date" type of calendar request in the last few days that shows the time slot for each particular district and division. We will be doing this via a virtual platform this year, focusing on COVID-19 best practices and the "new normal" in our work areas.
Report shows significant reduction in human-caused fires along I-84 even as traffic increases
As historic catastrophic wildfires ravage the coastal states, a new report from the Bureau of Land Management shows positive results of a fuel-reduction program along Interstate 84 in southwest Idaho, the result of a long-term partnership between BLM and the Idaho Transportation Department.
Idaho Transportation Board
South-central Idaho highlights, public transit funding, transportation plan approval highlight recent board meeting
A poignant safety reminder, District 4 highlights, a discussion of the department’s CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding portal, and approval of the draft Idaho Transportation Investment Program at the September 16 meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board in Shoshone.
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.
ITD employees have an avenue to share their appreciation for the assistance and guidance of colleagues. Recognition and acknowledgement can be an essential component of job satisfaction. These are the MVP cards submitted by employees recently:
D1 teams tackle storage problems to maximize space
Last week, several departments in District 1 came together to clean out a storage building that had become full. Over the course of a few days, employees from administration, supply, materials, operations and the shop determined what needed to be kept or what was no longer valuable to the department in order to make the space useable again.