Idaho Transportation Department
ITD Director Ness, his vision for the department, featured in regional magazine
Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness and his vision for the agency are the focus of a recent article from the regional publication, Pacific Builder & Engineer.
Idaho Transportation Board
Transportation Board to tour intermodal site, review aviation funding plan at monthly meeting July 23 in Boise
The Idaho Transportation Board will tour Boise’s proposed intermodal transit site, review a request to advance a turnbay project in northern Idaho, and make determination on a funding plan for Idaho aviation during their monthly meeting July 23 in Boise.
Special service offered to two-wheeled enthusiasts in northern Idaho Mullan-to-Montana project
Bicycling enthusiasts are taking advantage of a unique service offered in north Idaho designed to enhance safety during the reconstruction of a stretch of Interstate 90 from Mullan to the Montana State Line, a region which includes the popular Lolo Pass recreational area.
Office of Highway Safety
Tomlinson takes over reins at ITD’s Office of Highway Safety Monday
A familiar face will take his place at the helm of ITD’s Office of Highway Safety on Monday (July 20), when John Tomlinson moves up from the Administrative License Hearing Officer position he has occupied for the last several years.
Cotterell Rest Area singled out for kudos
The Cotterell Rest Area, located in eastern Cassia County at milepost 229, about seven miles southeast from the Interstate 84/Interstate 86 junction, recently earned a positive comparison to surrounding facilities from an experienced traveler.
ITD Vault: 25 Years Ago (Aug./Sept. 1990): New plate honors heroes
The first Idaho-issued congressional Medal of Honor license plate was presented in June to David B. Bleak, of Moore, Idaho. The plates were provided in time for them to be put on his car for the Fourth of July motorcade through town.
Rough ride on rural roads hinders economic growth
Far from the idyllic country roads featured in folk songs, the nation's rural transportation system needs vast improvements, according to a report recently released by TRIP, a national non-profit transportation research group. The report looked at the condition, use and safety of the nation's rural roads, highways and bridges.
Encore (07-10-15): Harelson paper on low-volume roads earns TRB nod
A white paper from District 5’s Dan Harelson on safety evaluations for skewed intersections will be presented in a lectern session at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C., in January 2016. The paper also will be presenting at the TRB International Conference on Low volume Roads in Pittsburgh, Penn., July 12-15.
Office of Civil Rights
Encore (07-10-15): Partnership provides heavy-equipment training, 15 recently graduate from program
Demand for skilled heavy-equipment operators is increasing in step with an improving economy, just as Idaho's economy turns around, but the pool of experienced operators keeps shrinking each day. To combat this skills drain, the Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) Office of Civil Rights applied for and successfully secured a $120,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for On-the-Job Training Support Services.
Encore (07-10-15): Galena paving project, benefiting bicyclists, begins July 20
A resurfacing project of Idaho 75 over Galena Summit, beginning July 20, is expected to increase the life of the roadway and improve smoothness, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The month-long project will impact night-time travel over the summit, causing delays and reduced speeds.