ITD organizational realignment, success
ITD Director Brian Ness shares his thoughts about the organization’s realignment and success. Senator Dean Cameron also weighs in. It’s all in ITD’s newest “In Motion.”
Board tackles ITIP update, hears reports from the Internal Review Office and Distracted Driving Task Force
Updates to the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP), a report from the Internal Review Office and a presentation by the Distracted Driving Task Force highlighted the Idaho Transportation Board’s monthly meeting when it met in Boise March 24-25.
Office of Highway Safety
Idaho Governor declares April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Saving lives and educating all Idahoans -- especially young drivers -- about the dangers of distracted driving, Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter proclaimed April 2015 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Idaho during a ceremony in the Capitol Thursday, April 2.
Department of Homeland Security
Idaho driver licenses and identification cards will be accepted for official federal purposes for now
Idaho driver’s licenses and identification cards will be accepted for official federal purposes following approval of a REAL ID compliance enforcement extension request, granted March 27, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The approval allows for these cards to be accepted as proof of identity for entrance into locations such as nuclear facilities, military bases and federal buildings, and for boarding federally regulated air travel.
Salmon River Narrows project resumes April 1
As road work resumes on a short section of Idaho 75 between Stanley and Challis, drivers can once again expect delays and daily closures for the final months of reconstruction and paving.
Excellence In Transportation Awards
Nominations accepted through April 21 for 2015 Excellence in Transportation awards
Applications are being accepted through 4 p.m. April 21 for entry in the 2015 Excellence in Transportation Awards. Winners will be officially recognized during an Idaho Transportation Department Board meeting this summer.
Secretary Foxx sends six-year transportation bill to Congress
Over the past year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has visited more than 100 communities and heard one common story – shared by all – about crumbling infrastructure and dwindling resources to fix it with. Today, Secretary Foxx sent to Congress his solution to this problem: a long-term transportation bill that provides funding growth and certainty so that state and local governments can get back in the business of building things again.
Office of Highway Safety
Encore (03-27-15): Get the message?
When it comes to highway safety, displaying the right message is central to understanding the science behind influencing driver behavior. To that end, ITD is studying what messages work best for Idaho’s overhead electronic message boards installed along state highways.
Encore (03-26-15): New Contest Tracker allows office to chart progress toward director’s goal
When Director Brian Ness took the reins at ITD in January 2010, he mentioned a goal that has often been repeated in the years since — to become the best transportation department in the country. One of the ways to know that is happening, he said, is when the department is recognized for the quality of our work. ITD’s Office of Communications now has a way to chart progress toward that goal.