Gov. Otter proclaims May 2016 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Awareness Month
Celebrating the many benefits of bicycling and walking, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed a proclamation yesterday (Thursday, May 26) declaring May 2016 as Idaho's "Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Awareness Month."
Idaho Transportation Board
Transportation board travels to southeast Idaho for May 18-19 monthly meeting
A tour of southeastern Idaho, Public Transportation’s annual report, recognition of Shelley High School and a presentation regarding a proposed planned community in Pocatello were on the Idaho Transportation Board’s agenda when the group met May 18-19 in District 5.
IT begins district visits in support of department objectives
Chris Victory, the new Chief Information Officer for ITD, will visit each district early this summer to deliver a simple message, fueled by a genuine desire for the improvement of his section. His message: IT can be a valuable partner in the successes of every business group and every internal customer in helping the department achieve its mission.
Skinner, Foster return to podium at District 5 equipment roadeo
A record number of participants competed in District 5’s equipment roadeo May 18. As a result, some different faces ascended to the podium — different, but not unknown. Justin Skinner and Troy Foster finished first and second in the Transportation Technician category, returning to winning form years after their last victories in the event.
Memorial Day kicks off summer driving season, tragedy prompts special emphasis patrol in north-central Idaho
The 100 days between the Memorial and Labor Day holidays is the deadliest time for crashes on Idaho roads, according to Idaho Transportation Department statistics. The increase in crashes comes at a time when driving and road conditions often are at their best.
New 511 feature provides near real-time highway traffic-delay information
Idaho Transportation Department's 511 traveler services has provided valuable information for motorists about highway conditions statewide and potential travel delays since it first rolled out in 2005.
District 6 - Innovation
Encore (05-20-16): District 6's Rojas adapts golf cart dolly to crack sealing
Tony Rojas from District 6 faced a recurring problem each time the crew sealed cracks in the roadway. He used a product from another industry – golf – to solve the problem.
Encore (05-20-16): ITD wins trio of American motor vehicle association awards
The Idaho Transportation Department won three awards May 12 from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), including two for efforts designed to increase public awareness of critical highway-safety initiatives.