Daylight Savings Time
Don’t forget to Spring forward
Set those clocks forward one hour this weekend because Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. The American Public Health Association encourages everyone to check your stockpile of emergency items available in case of a disaster at the same time you are setting clocks forward.
Highway 16 bridge, roadwork recognized for engineering excellence
The Idaho 16 bridge and road work involved in building a bridge over the Boise River and connecting State Street to Chinden Boulevard, has received a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in their 2015 Engineering Excellence awards. The award honors projects that demonstrate exceptional achievements in engineering.
Division of Aeronautics
Annual Aeronautics Art Contest showcases students’ love for aviation; deadline extended to March 31
Students in grades K-12 can express their love for aviation through artwork during the annual aviation art contest sponsored by Idaho’s Division of Aeronautics through an extended deadline of March 31. A love affair with flight usually begins at an early age, and art may be the perfect medium to express that affection.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Free workshop March 16 explains federal rules and regulations to construction contractors
Construction contractors and local agencies from throughout Idaho can learn about labor regulations and requirements for federal projects at a free workshop March 16 in Boise that also will be broadcast statewide.
Division of Aeronautics
Aeronautics offers new annual safety scorecard
The Idaho Division of Aeronautics has recently published its first Idaho Aviation Accident Scorecard (IAASC), an annual review of the state’s aviation safety performance.
NHTSA report tracks pedestrian death and injury, offers safety tips
We are all pedestrians, at one time or another. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported that 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States during 2012. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes that year.
PTAC 2015 kick-off meeting planned for March 11 in Boise
Idaho’s Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC) will select a new leader, review applications for new members and discuss an agreement extension when the group meets March 11 in Boise.
Idaho Transportation Department
Encore (02-27-15): ITD's new citizen-focused annual report recognized for excellence, serves as national model
The Idaho Transportation Department’s new citizen-oriented annual report, released in December 2014, has been recognized for excellence. A national group encouraging more effective approaches to communicating financial information to the public has given its endorsement of the report as an excellent example of the presentation of performance and financial information to taxpayers.
Office of Highway Safety
Encore (02-27-15): ITD's teen driver website goes mobile friendly
An important online resource for young drivers and their parents has become mobile-device friendly. Recent changes to the website, at www.idahoteendriving.org, allow the web-based resource to smoothly display its highway safety-related content to smart phones, tablets and laptops.
Encore (02-27-15): Sablan named new Design and Traffic Services Engineer at Headquarters
ITD District 3 Traffic Engineer Kevin Sablan has been selected as the new Design and Traffic Services Engineer at Headquarters. He replaces Carl Main, who retired from the position in January.
Encore (02-27-15): ITD southeastern Idaho Malad-area foreman Thorpe sets state standard for road clearing
As an agency, the Idaho Transportation Department strives for the best service possible to its main customers, Gem State drivers. Doug Thorpe, an ITD foreman based out of the maintenance shed in Malad, knows a thing or two about exemplary performance.