Moisture in the air, rocks on the road
This time of year, with precipitation coming in the form of snow, rain or even fog with a high moisture content, the likelihood of rocks and debris releasing from hillsides is ever-present, as shown yesterday in District 1.
Employee pay lags further behind; report calls for 3% raises for Idaho state workers
A year ago, Idaho state employee pay was lagging 19 percent behind market rates. Now that gap has risen to 19.8 percent. The new state survey of employee compensation reaches this conclusion: Funds permitting, lawmakers should fund merit-based raises averaging 3 percent for state employees next year.
Ice bath: Kooskia’s Graves involved in frigid Lochsa River rescue
Often, it boils down to being in the right place at the right time. Luck? Maybe. Serendipity? Possibly. Good fortune? Definitely.
State fatality rates continue sharp decline despite significantly increased volumes
For the third time in the last four years, Idaho achieved a measure of roadway safety the state could not reach for the better part of 60 years. While there is still significant work to be done, this shows a trend in the right direction.
ITD Bridge Engineers Find “Diamond in the Rough” in southeast Idaho
A pair of ITD Bridge Design Engineers were recently published in Modern STEEL Construction's January 2015 issue in regard to the diverging diamond interchange in District 5.
Change in service-fee policy will help ITD put more money toward Idaho’s roads
ITD will start charging service fees to process credit card payments for motor-vehicle and driver-services transactions. The state currently pays those fees for all transactions processed through ITD. County Driver’s License and Vehicle Licensing offices already pass service fees on to the customer.
Idaho flu season is in full swing; health officials urge measures to protect children, elderly
Influenza season has arrived in Idaho, and it has the potential to be severe, Idaho public health officials say. Because it can be particularly severe for children and those older than 65, public health officials are recommending that everyone who hasn't yet been vaccinated should visit a drop-in clinic, pharmacy, or call their healthcare provider.
Public transportation advisory group seeks north Idaho, south-central Idaho representatives
The Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) is seeking a representative from District 1 in north Idaho and one from District 4 in south-central Idaho to serve on the committee.
Idaho Transportation Board
Encore (12-31-14) Board examines transportation infrastructure challenges, renews concerns
The Idaho Transportation Board reviewed information about Idaho's aging infrastructure at its monthly meeting in Boise last week, and renewed its concerns about maintaining an adequate transportation system for the state's future.
A Year to Remember
Encore (12-31-14) Department marks 2014 as year of change
ITD’s structural and cultural changes gathered momentum during 2014, and led to a year of both challenge and success for the department. Employees from throughout the organization worked smarter and more efficiently to do jobs better, provide excellent customer service and press forward ITD’s quest to be the best transportation department in the country.