This April, spread the word on distracted driving: Calls Kill
To be safe drivers, we are taught to buckle up, adjust our mirrors, and scan the area before we pull out. But there is another behavior that people think is “safe,” which actually puts drivers, their passengers, and everyone on the road at risk.
North-central region chosen as proving ground for ITD's award-winning and money-saving winter road system
District 2 contains 1,500 lane miles packed into a five-county area covering more than 13,000 square miles of diverse geography and rugged terrain. It represented the perfect proving ground to demonstrate the effectiveness of the department’s winter road-clearing system.
Division of Aeronautics
ACE Academy offers teenagers chance to learn about careers in aviation
Navigating small airplanes, controlling air traffic and exploring Blackhawk helicopters are all part of the Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy, June 15-17, hosted by ITD’s Division of Aeronautics in Boise.
Next stage of I-90 Pinehurst bridges project now underway
Work began March 15 on the westbound portion of the reconstruction of the Interstate 90 bridges at Pinehurst. The eastbound portion was rebuilt last year. The project is expected to finish in early October.
Public Transportation advisory group seeks public comment on 2015 State Management Plan
Idaho Transportation Department’s Public Transportation advisory group is seeking public comment on the 2015 State Management Plan (SMP) to be released in May 2015. The grant programs in the SMP offer federal financial assistance to organizations that serve the citizens of Idaho.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Free workshop in Meridian on April 21 shows how to do business with the government
Learn basic guidelines for doing business with the government at a free workshop Tuesday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave.
Encore (04-03-15): 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.”
Excellence in Transportation
Encore (04-03-15): 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.
Encore (04-03-15): 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.
Encore (04-03-15): 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.