Lakey joins Asset Management team Nov. 3
Another asset has joined the burgeoning Transportation Systems unit, as Caleb Lakey moves into the Asset Management (formerly Pavement Management) engineer spot vacated by Karen Merrick. Lakey begins his new role Nov. 3.
Motorists and moose don’t mix
One winter night in 2010, a young man died when his car struck a moose on U.S. 20 near Thornton. The tragedy graphically underscored the dangers of wildlife, especially big animals, on state highways.
Third annual technology buyers guide presentations set for Nov. 20 and 25
Back by popular demand, Mark Borkowski will present the annual holiday Technology Buyers Guide in the Headquarters' Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sen. Keough recognizes U.S. 95 construction
It is nice when good work is recognized — and even more gratifying when that recognition comes from a nine-term member of the state’s legislative body.
Supply problems, high prices for road salt stinging winter highway budgets
A spate of problems in the market for road salt, from supply shortages after last winter’s heavy demand to price spikes and delivery snags, is stressing winter maintenance budgets and stockpiling strategies as states, cities and counties try to get ready for what could be another tough winter. And those same problems are pointing more states toward innovations that can cut their rock salt usage.
Bicycle deaths tied to commuter changes, lack of helmets, riders' alcohol use
An eye-opening study from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that fatalities of bicycle riders in crashes with motor vehicles now overwhelmingly involve adult males who are not wearing helmets, nearly a third of whom may also be alcohol-impaired.
Encore (11-07-14): ITD helps honor military veterans through designation on Idaho driver's licenses and ID cards
Leading into one of the most important holidays of the year, when Idahoans stop to remember military service and sacrifice, the state of Idaho is taking another step toward honoring its nearly 140,000 military veterans. Beginning Monday, Nov. 10, a special designation on state-issued driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards will allow better recognition of veterans throughout the state.
Encore (11-14-14): Chubbuck’s new interchange features iconic wildlife, Salmore’s vision
The new Diverging Diamond Interchange in Chubbuck is one-of-a-kind in several ways. Besides being the first interchange of its kind in Idaho, it also is aesthetically a showcase for the initiative and vision of District 5 Sr. Environmental Planner Alissa Salmore and a tip of the cap to the iconic species found in that region of the state.
Encore (11-07-14): New AASHTO informational tool updates transportation revenue options
While public officials continue to discuss ways to fund a new surface transportation authorization, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has updated its popular matrix of revenue generating options with new easy-to-understand graphics.