Safety and Security
ITD Director Ness offers security, emergency management plan
ITD Director Brian Ness revealed his plan to upgrade security and emergency-management measures for state transportation departments at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) annual meeting in Chicago. The AASHTO Board of Directors approved the plan Monday (Sept. 28).
Bryant’s award-winning photography continues years later
Dan Bryant has been producing winning photography for more than a decade, starting in 2001 with recognition from FHWA for pictures of flowers taken on roadsides during his days as a foreman working out of the District 3 maintenance shed at Banks.
Lewiston's Spalding Bridge repair wins national award for environmental efforts
The Spalding Bridge repair project in Lewiston was presented with an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President's Award for environmental stewardship Sunday, Sept. 27 at AASHTO’s annual meeting in Chicago.
ITD-supported regional plan wins Gem Award
A regional plan supported by ITD has been named winner of the 2015 Gem Award by the Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The Teton View sustainability plan covers several counties in eastern Idaho.
Southeastern Idaho office earns StormReady designation for winter preparations
The calendar may say early October, and the slick winter-driving season is not yet here, but the ability to look ahead is one of the attributes noted by the National Weather Service (NWS) in awarding ITD’s southeastern Idaho office the coveted StormReady designation.
Wit and wisdom from Transporters of yesterday
Criticism, quotes and perfect hindsight from the pages of newsletters past:
Office of Highway Safety
Encore (09-25-15): Three eastern Idaho counties with zero fatalities recognized by board
Three eastern Idaho counties in the Idaho Transportation Department’s District 6 region recorded no highway fatalities in 2014, and those efforts to keep travelers safe on Idaho highways were recognized by the Idaho Transportation Board Sept. 16 at the ITD D6 office in Rigby.
Division of Aeronautics
Encore (09-25-15): Idaho Aeronautics receives national safety award
Idaho’s Division of Aeronautics won the prestigious Aviation Education Award at the recent National Association of State Aviation Officials annual conference in Boise for a safety initiative at Idaho’s most popular backcountry airstrip, the Johnson Creek Airstrip near Yellow Pine, a small village east of McCall.
Encore (09-25-15): ITD's Mark Hall wins AASHTO photography award
ITD photographer Mark Hall's image of Jayme Coonce overseeing nighttime construction at the Meridan Interchange won the "People Building America" category in the 2015 Faces of Transportation national photography competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).