New prevention plans focus on employee safety
In the last several months, ITD employees worked together to retool the accident-review process to make it less punitive by emphasizing prevention to improve employee safety rather than assigning blame. The new system focuses on solutions to real safety concerns.
North Idaho innovation expedites concrete-barrier replacement
Concrete barriers are often replaced after being damaged by drivers or natural disasters, as was the case after the landslide on Idaho Highway 5 near Plummer last March. Local operations crew needed to open the road and replace the concrete rail quickly.
D4's Bennett knuckles down for tree gauge
When it comes to design and project cost, Mother Nature is just one of the many items taken into account. Trees can be another issue - and the complexity of the issue grows as the diameter expands.
You can help as department seeks input on proposed projects
The department is seeking public comment through July 30 on the FY 2019-25 draft of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program, and you can help by telling friends and family of this opportunity — all transportation stakeholders are encouraged to participate.
Take a Road Trip – don’t let it take you
Whether we're behind the wheel or riding in the backseat, engaged driving is something we can do together. AAA estimated that there will be a record 49 million people who head out on the highway for the Fourth of July holiday. We all want to return safely, too!
Enright's resettable combo locks would save $5,000 per district, untold time
Just imagine how frustrating it can be to get a call at 4 p.m. from a contractor needing to get a sample from one of our materials sources for testing. Unfortunately, the location is miles away, and the contractor needs the sample NOW.
Governor's committee exploring the future of self-driving cars in Idaho
How self-driving cars would operate on Idaho's roads, and the laws that would need to be changed to address them, was the subject of the first meeting of Governor Otter's Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment Committee held in May.
Idaho Transportation Board
Cloverdale, Camas, airports, ITIP highlight June transportation board meeting
An update on the Cloverdale Road Overpass situation, review of federal aid airport improvements, recognition of zero fatalities in Camas County, and budgetary considerations related to the draft ITIP highlighted the June meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board.
You may have noticed the new Transporter header. The newest design, the handiwork of Jared Tuttle, debuted about six weeks ago. The newsletter was in paper format until it became electronic at the beginning of 2004, and has featured several different looks.
Paul Hart of the Headquarters Sign Shop made a keepsake sign a few days ago. This one features the alternate spelling of burly.