Transporter Year in review

In the past year, we've seen some impressive ITD accomplishments, initiatives and innovations, most of which have been captured in the Transporter. Below is a month-by-month listing of the very best sotories from each of those past 12 months:here have been some big stories, during calendar year 2018. Here are a few of them:


Idaho Star Card makes a successful launch

Sausser takes over as D1/D2 communication presence

Mini-Innies come to D1 to invigorate innovation

Safety around snowplows explained in graphic


Landslide leads to teamwork and cultural revival

New ITD Emerging Leaders kick off journey

ITD experiments with solar-powered pavement markings in Pocatello

ITD asked to “Shift the Conversation” at WASHTO

ITD adds visual element to public engagement with Facebook Live events


Darrington’s service provides life-saving opportunity for trucker

Employees share culture survey thoughts

Williams joins ITD Communication office serving south-central region

“Intro to ITD”
video showcases department

ITD unveils Employee Communication Council

Lowe’s Monet flutters record 662 miles from Idaho to California

Six centuries of employee service honored at Board meeting


ITD family mourns loss of D4’s Kime

Video highlights ITD employees serving community

Community partners in saving lives honored at Donate Life event in Boise April 12

Another National Nod for Ness

Travel back in time and get to know
your Idaho with ITD’s free historical photo archive

Equipment roadeos revamped to entice new participants

Aeronautics unveils another safety initiative — retasking wildlife cameras

A tale of two trucks and $270,000 in taxpayer savings

ITD employee reflects on eruption of Mount St. Helens

ITD, Board celebrate Jacobsen's 60 years of service


Hope flourishes in fight against cancer

Aero helps Johnson re-create flight that changed his life forever

Recycling Roadkill

ITD sets the record straight about Targhee Pass

ITD & BLM maintain essential partnership for fire prevention, sage-grouse habitat

North Idaho crew shares improved sign catwalk innovation at Foremen’s Conference

2018 Roadeo: 9th time is a charm for D2's Winther

Stark squeezing all she can from opportunities in East Idaho

Besides "clearing the decks," 5S improves communication, collaboration

North Idaho innovation expedites concrete-barrier replacement


Milepost marker innovation allows precise reinstallation

Clawson shares details on AASHTO fellowship

Three districts collaborate on bridge projects to save ITD, taxpayers nearly $5 million

Division of Aeronautics improves safety of Idaho skies

Assailant: Three Minutes

Funneling for efficiency

Historic milestone celebrated as Terry Jacobsen Day in Idaho

Assailant Training: What would you do?

Saved by the Belt draws sellout crowd


Department's GIS group wins award from 300,000 organizations worldwide

Rafting company becomes safety partner on US-12 work to shuttle bicyclists

Kimbol's ride through ITD marked by vapor trail

Fish & Game helps ITD preserve Lochsa swimmers

Multi-year contracts to purchase snowplows and components could save $620k

Focus on highway safety earns Stokes AAMVA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Safety gets a new look

ITD shifts to yellow

2018 Best of the Best

Although voting is closed, this article provides links to each of the innovations

ITD celebrates largest grant ever Aug. 29 in Nampa


D6’s Rice invents flagging night light to improve visibility, safety on nighttime jobs

More than one highway death per day during Deadliest Days

ITD improves safety at crossing following teenagers' fatal crash

Safety Stand Down Refresh

ITD wins Environment and Planning honors from nation's highway organization

The Crowded Commute


Hinen assists in saving lives in aviation search and rescue

Second Life: Orange vests repurposed

Puerto Rico visits ITD to see how it's done

Remembering the Goff Bridge challenge

ITD takes another big employee safety step with Challenge Coins

Leadership Summit Oct. 24 brings frontline solutions

Top 2018 innovations focus on safety, cost savings and service


2018 Leadership Summit Refresh

Equipment Operator Training initiative wins problem-solving award at recent Leadership Summit

Employee service awards totaling 765 years recognized Oct. 26

D2 wins Maintenance Crew of the Year again

D1 Dave Bohrn continues safety legacy,
is ITD's Safety Person of the Year

S.N.O.W. team looks to share safety message with young drivers

Crucial role of ITD, police and other safety and mobility partners recognized

Arnold recognized in Cascade for 50 Years in the Air

PPE Team presents employee-safety case at Leadership Summit

ITD District 1 thanked for help in Idaho State Police's high-speed chase


D6 member Lee Gagner steps away after decade on Idaho Transportation Board

Side-wing incident shows need for safety around snowplows

Romrell follows in older brother’s footsteps at ITD’s D5 Montpelier shed

ITD District 5 Uses "Direct Messaging" to stem tide of traffic fatalities









Published 12-21-18