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In appreciation of our dedicated employees
"The more I have gotten to know ITD employees on a personal level, the more I appreciate the talents, energy and commitment they bring to their professions. The success of every organization – including ITD – is based on the
contributions of its members..."
ITD Director Dave Ekern

ITD, state of Idaho pause to say 'thanks'
It’s a simple word – one used far too infrequently – yet it carries tremendous weight. It has the ability to repair relationships, acknowledge contributions and inspire greatness.

Salary plan moves into fast lane
The transportation department’s FY2005 plan for allocating salary increases has been approved by the State Transportation Board, ITD Director Dave Ekern, and the Divisions of Human Resources and Financial Management. It now moves forward at a quickened pace...

Moe Detmar announces summer retirement
Moe Detmar, a driving force behind Idaho’s Division of Motor Vehicles the past 27 years, announced recently that he will retire this summer. His last work day will be Friday, July 2.

U.S. 12 project at Lewiston finished well ahead of schedule
When ITD designers contemplated a schedule for reconstructing a half-mile segment of U.S. 12, they figured it would take about 70 calendar days and wrote the contract accordingly. Acme Concrete Paving of Spokane said thanks, but we’ll be in and out in far less time.

Cottonwood or Winchester? Public asked for input
Where should weary travelers on U.S. 95 rest their bodies or pause for a picnic? The choices will expand when ITD constructs a new rest area between Lewiston and Grangeville in the near future, but a primary question remains…

PERSI to phase in rate increase
State employees who participate in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) will contribute slightly more to the account beginning July 1. The rate for general member employees will increase by .37 percent, or from 5.86 percent of their gross salary to 6.23 percent.

Public Affairs staff claim Press Club honors
The Idaho Press Club, a statewide organization of professional journalists, last week presented awards of excellence to participating members in categories that ranged from feature and news writing to investigative reporting and public relations campaigns.

The Bottom Line
• Class to teach how to drive defensively
• ITD acknowledged for blood drive contributions

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Fast Lane



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Elderly represent policy-making challenge

When is a private road really public?

Posted: 'No smoking' in cars with kids present

LAX traffic rebounding from 2001 attack

California targets smog-producing 'clunkers'

Virginia may delay construction projects

Zoo doo makes for smelly cleanup


Nuclear waste shipments may increase

Helping wildlife co-exist with nation's traffic

Ingenuity surfaces in quest for new vehicles

Officials take viaduct funding to D.C.


Clean snowmobile opens door for UI graduate

McCall Air to delay Sandpoint flights

Red Cross to benefit from old cell phone gifts