Office of Communication
Trimboli takes helm at Office of Communication Monday (Aug. 3)
A new face will grace the Office of Communication starting Monday, as Vince Trimboli takes the controls as manager after a 21-month vacancy, during which Governmental Affairs Manager Mollie McCarty served as acting manager for long-time chief Jeff Stratten.
Idaho and ITD shine as hosts of WASHTO annual meeting
The Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) 2015 annual meeting provided an opportunity for department's of transportation from throughout the western United States to share best practices, initiatives and innovations. Nearly 500 attendees representing 18 states discovered Boise and Idaho during the three-day meeting.
Spalding Bridge project wins award for environmental considerations
The Spalding Bridge repair project in Lewiston, completed in early fall 2014, has been recognized yet again by a national transportation organization. The first recognition, several months ago, was for innovation. This time, the project was honored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for an environmental stewardship award.
Department Support Systems
Massive preparations support July 1 changes
When the Idaho Legislature ruled in favor of increasing vehicle-registration fees, they set a mid-summer timetable for the new fee structure. As soon as the gavel descended in April on House Bill 312, the work began to prepare the various ITD departments for the changed that were already barreling down the tracks on a collision course with the July 1 timeframe.
From the ITD Vault: Definitions: March/April 1979
The look back through the Transporters of yesteryear has uncovered some ancient rib-ticklers, like these, from a 1979 issue:
Healy wins AASHTO Quality Audit award
ITD Principal Auditor Sandra Healy was recently named recipient of the Dave Campbell Quality Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The award recognizes significant contributions to the State DOT auditing community.
Encore (07-24-15): 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
Encore (07-24-15): 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.
Encore (07-24-15): 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.