Idaho Transportation Board
Federal-aid funding, Federal Lands Access program and technology highlight Oct. 22 board meeting
Discussion of federal-aid funding projects, review of a transportation access program from Federal Lands, and a presentation of technology systems will highlight the Idaho Transportation Board’s Oct. 21-22 meeting in Boise, at ITD's Headquarters, 3311 W. State Street.
Safety and Security
Idaho granted REAL ID extension through Oct. 10, 2016
Idaho was granted a one-year REAL ID extension in a letter received Oct. 14 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During the extension, federal agencies will accept Idaho-issued driver's licenses and identification cards for official purposes.
Pilot sticks freeway landing Tuesday morning
A small passenger plane landed on Interstate 84 near milepost 52 at the Orchard Interchange at 7:02 Tuesday morning (Oct. 13), blocking the right two eastbound lanes for several hours before the Idaho State Police cleared the scene. ISP and the Federal Aviation Administration continued their investigation of the incident.
Recent Idaho 6 culvert replacement highlighted by collaboration
The recent replacement of a partially collapsed and corroded culvert located on Idaho 6 approximately 2.5 miles north of the community Harvard featured collaboration between several ITD maintenance crews across two different districts.
Wit and wisdom from Transporters of old
Wit, wisdom and reflections from the Transporters of an era when we all wore a younger person's clothes:
Poll: 70 percent of US residents want more road funding
Seventy percent of U.S. residents want Congress to increase the amount of money it spends on transportation projects, according to a new poll released on Tuesday by the AAA auto club. The finding comes as lawmakers are facing an Oct. 29 deadline for renewing federal infrastructure spending.
Encore (10-09-15): First projects built with new revenue funds already finishing
Less than six months after allocating funds from the first transportation-revenue increase in nearly two decades, the Idaho Transportation Department is completing the first projects funded with the increase.
Encore (10-09-15): Preston’s Beckstead nabs second place at national Snow & Ice competition
Southeastern Idaho continues to perform well in the road-clearing and equipment-operation skills that translate into safer, better routes for drivers. For the second year in a row, Matt Beckstead of the Preston Maintenance shed competed in the Western Snow & Ice Conference and National Truck Roadeo in Colorado. This year he finished second from among 55 national competitors in the Loader event at the competition Sept. 30.
Encore (10-09-15): Meppen helps Identify travel delays in work zones
Engineer-in-Training Drew Meppen and Transportation Staff Engineer Assistant Darrin Johnson, of ITD's District 6, have discovered how to identify travel delays in work zones using Bluetooth technology.