ITD reports to joint legislative committees on 2010 progress

ITD administrators unveiled a visual report card of the department’s quest to become the best in the country when they met with legislators in Boise Thursday.

The annual presentation to the Joint Germane Committee, which included legislators from the House and Senate, included a short video that demonstrated other agencies are trying to emulate ITD’s success. (Watch video)

The video included vignettes of several achievements that have attracted the attention of peers on the national level, and a segment of the governor’s Jan. 10 State of the State Address.

Thursday’s report addressed the status of the transportation system and progress made in the past year. The four general topics covered were:

  • Promises Made, Promises Kept
  • The FY12 governor’s budget recommendation for ITD
  • An update on the status of the GARVEE (Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle) program, and
  • ITD organizational realignment

Director Ness reviewed four major “Promises Made, Promises Kept:

1) Efforts to become better,
2) Accountability,
3) A review of every program and expense to ensure decisions are appropriate, and
4) Realignment of ITD to be more efficient and effective

The department’s next major presentation to legislators will be the budget request to the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 8.

Published 1-21-2011