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Take a leap forward Sunday – Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m.
The good news is, there will be an additional hour of daylight to work in your yard. The bad news is, there will be an additional hour of daylight to work in your yard.

Bills sail smoothly through Legislative session
This year’s Idaho legislative session seemed like a sprint compared to the previous year when lawmakers labored with budget shortfalls and a sales tax increase. The four legislative bills proposed by the Idaho Transportation Department were part of that smooth ride that required less than three months to complete.

ITD unveils new web address, servers
Observant Internet users have noticed that ITD is using a web site name and the system is powered by new servers that operate on the higher security level of Microsoft’s 2003 operating system. Information Services quietly introduced the new web address in late March.

Blue Cross prepares to assume insurance contract
After nearly a quarter century of health insurance coverage by the same provider, the state of Idaho will move to a new provider, effective July 1. Blue Cross of Idaho recently was selected as the FY 2005 insurance carrier for group medical, vision and behavioral health coverage.

Meetings scheduled to provide open enrollment help
ITD employees will have an opportunity in May to attend meetings that will help them make wise decisions about their choice of plans offered through Blue Cross. The Office of Group Insurance will conduct a series of open enrollment meetings throughout the state, beginning April 19 and concluding on May 4.

Work zones emerge from winter slumber – drive safely
Spring marks the unofficial start of Idaho’s construction season and transportation officials will observe Work Zone Safety Week, April 5-9, to remind motorists to slow down in work zones.

Life-saving tips for driving through work zones
Motorists can increase their own safety and that of construction workers by following these tips for driving through work zones...

Idaho awarded grant to improve seat belt use
Idaho will receive nearly a half-million dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to under a new grant program to increase safety belt use.

Gas prices – How high will they go?
A volunteer-based web site tracks the rapidly rising price of gas in Idaho. You can look at the site to find the cheapest gas or let others know of the pump prices you encounter. Follow the link...
Follow the fuel

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Fast Lane



Bush keeps hard line on transportation bill

Virginia considers lane dedicated to trucks only

Minnesota boosts blood alcohol level to .08

Air travel expected to bounce back

Nebraska proposes hike in gas tax

Mainers losing interest in special loon plates

Special plates may have reached end in Arizona


Nevada to add call boxes to I-15

Washington to begin online registrations

DOE revives plans to truck nuclear waste


Idaho teens get sober reminder of DUI impact

Caldwell opening door to bikes, pedestrians

Lone trooper patrols U.S. 12 near Lolo Pass

State commits funds to fix Bliss Bridge

Museum display shows history of Idaho trains

Moscow-Boise ride to benefit MS research