Employee Recognition Program celebrates 20th anniversary
To pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Employee Recognition Program, Idaho's DMV office set aside some time Aug. 11 to celebrate its past and the employees who have made it what it is today.
Idaho Transportation Department
Back-to-school safety tips for kids, parents, drivers
The Idaho Transportation Department is committed to safety for all members of the public — even for the smaller, younger members of our communities. Every year as school resumes, ITD sends a cache of safety information to media outlets statewide.
Lakey credits military education for preparing him to lead
Training for his new position as the transportation systems engineer started well before Caleb Lakey was considering a career with ITD.
Aeronautics - Innovation
Idaho Division of Aeronautics introduces "Welcome to Flying Idaho" informational packet for mountain fliers
A "Welcome to Flying Idaho" packet, featuring safety tips for pilots flying the Gem State's numerous mountains, is now routinely sent to all pilots planning fly-ins to any of Idaho's nearly 100 backcountry airstrips (31 of which are state-owned) and shared publicly at events throughout the state.
Share of $1.2 million available starting Aug. 22 to benefit Idaho public transportation providers
Public transportation providers throughout Idaho can submit a one-time application beginning Monday (Aug. 22) for a share of more than $1.2 million in funding available statewide through the Idaho Transportation Department's Public Transportation Office.
Idaho communities share secrets of successful biking, walking efforts
When you want people to share their good ideas on improving your community’s transportation system, offer free beer and food to get the conversation flowing.
District 1 - Innovation
Encore (08-12-16): Sliding girder installer saves significant money, reduces bridge closures by months, lessens traffic impacts
Foreman Gene Anderson and his three-man District 1 Bridge & Building crew leveraged creation of a sliding grader installer to complete repairs to the 56-year-old Interstate 90 Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge in just three weeks this spring. The repairs extended the life of the bridge to safely serve area drivers (approximately 22,000 each day) until the bridge is fully replaced in 2020 using a contractor. The innovation also helped reduce the duration of the closure by months, which allowed traffic to resume using the bridge much sooner.
Encore (08-12-16): DMV manager designs new driver’s license and ID card
DMV is unveiling a new card design and Bonnie Fogdall, DMV Business Operations Manager, had a lot to do with the new look. Bonnie and her staff worked with a new vendor, Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), to design the new license and ID card that includes leading-edge security features that are nearly impossible to counterfeit. MIDS is a license provider for several states, including Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Wyoming, Maryland, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia.