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Work to migrate email begins Aug. 15
Migration of your email to “Exchange on-line” is almost here, with plans to make that changeover Aug. 15. If issues come up at that time, then the change will take place Aug. 22.On the Monday following the changeover, computer-based Outlook email users will be prompted to enter their Office 365 user ID and password when they first open their Outlook programs.
New app speeds up sign data collection in District 1
Two Idaho Transportation Department District 1 employees have been honored for designing and implementing an innovative tool that streamlines the process for installing signs and collecting inventory data.Geographic Information System Analyst Alice Pence and her supervisor Ryan Hawkins, a traffic engineer, were recognized by the Innovate ITD campaign for developing a web-based application that instantly collects and updates sign installation data.
Birds and girders, revisited: Classic mismatch as ITD clears hurdles to arrive at Aug. 15 ribbon cutting
The great blue heron is about 4 feet tall and weighs in at maybe 6 pounds. The bridge is more than 1,720 feet long, 88 feet wide and tips the scales at 38 million pounds. Not since Oscar and Felix in the "Odd Couple" has there been a more striking difference.
Three from southeast Idaho will represent ITD as top equipment operators at regionals
Three local southeast Idaho people will represent the Idaho Transportation Department as the top equipment operators at a western regional snow and ice competition in September.Matt Beckstead, of ITD's Preston maintenance shed, Dan Daniels of Malad maintenance, and Pocatello's Bruce Dial will make the trip as the top statewide representative from Idaho.
Idaho's Interstate 84 to be named Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway
Interstate 84, from Idaho’s Oregon border to its Utah border, will officially be named the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway at a ceremony on the Statehouse steps in Boise Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. The bill for the highway designation was introduced to the Idaho Legislature on Jan. 22 and signed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter on Feb. 20. It became effective on July 1.
USDOT earns A+ for Small Business support
Last Friday (Aug. 1), the Small Business Administration announced that, in Fiscal Year 2013, the federal government reached a key goal for the first time in eight years, with agencies awarding 23.5 percent of their contracts to U.S. small businesses.
Encore (8-1-2014) Statement on congressional passage of short-term highway patch by Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director
Both houses of Congress today (July 31) passed legislation to provide short-term funding to the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Had this action not been taken, the Federal Highway Administration would have begun delaying reimbursement payments to state departments of transportation on Aug. 1.
Encore (8-1-2014) Smoke from a distant fire can affect you
So far this year, the wildfire season has not been as intense as other years in Idaho. Still, smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington and Canada have created a haze over the Treasure Valley. Fires do not need to be burning near our community for the impacts of smoke to create health concerns.
Encore (8-1-2014) Protect kids from heat stroke
Heatstroke deaths in hot vehicles are the leading cause of non-crash related fatalities for children 14 and younger, according to the NHTSA.
Encore (8-1-2014) Stay safe while hitting the road this summer
With the summer travel season upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds drivers to plan ahead and stay safe on our nation’s roadways.
Encore (8-1-2014) ITD reaches out to 100,000 Treasure Valley workers, commuters
Reaching out to inform the public and businesses about roadwork impacting them has proven to be an effective tool for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) as highway construction in the Treasure Valley has evolved in the last decade and a population surge transforms the area.