Ness named president of 18-state western transportation coalition
ITD Director Brian W. Ness was named the new president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) during the 18-state regional organization’s annual conference, held July 19-22 in Boise. Ness assumed leadership Wednesday, July 22.
District 1 and 2
District teamwork results in 1,300 tons paved
ITD’s focus on customer service extends to our treatment of each other internally – from one ITD employee to another. Cooperation and assistance between Districts is a critical example.
Retired police commander praises high quality of Idaho 55 chip seal
The Idaho 55 chip-seal project, underway between Horseshoe Bend and Donnelly in southwestern Idaho, recently earned kudos from a retired Arizona state police officer.
Pair of drivers-licensing kudos highlight agency’s service focus
A pair of licensing kudos recently received in the drivers licensing section highlight the ITD commitment to customer service.
Use it or lose it
Although engineering technology has advanced, it is not always put to good use. A case in point is 3-D modeling, which has been around for years but has not been fully implemented.
U.S. driving tops trillion-mile mark in year's first five months
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped an estimated 1.26 trillion miles in the first five months of 2015, passing the previous record – 1.23 trillion – set in May 2007. It is the 15th consecutive month of increased driving.
Idaho Transportation Department
Encore (07-17-15): ITD Director Ness, his vision for agency, featured in regional magazine
ITD Director Brian Ness and his vision for the agency are the focus of a recent article from the regional publication, Pacific Builder & Engineer.
Office of Highway Safety
Encore (07-17-15): Tomlinason takes over reins at Office of Highway Safety
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.
Encore (07-24-15): 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.