ITD knows that public involvement is the keystone to building and maintaining a
successful transportation system. To achieve that success means spending as
much time listening and learning as teaching and telling. ITD committed to
creating for all Idahoans, a transportation system that meets the needs of the
Here you'll find contacts for getting involved in transportation
decision-making processes and information about transportation projects in
planning, design, and construction phases throughout Idaho.
The Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE)
program has allowed Idaho to invest $857 million in highway improvement projects in six corridors throughout the
state from 2006 to 2015. GARVEE financing allowed Idaho to sell bonds and use the proceeds to build high-priority
highway projects. The bonds are paid back with future federal highway dollars and state matching funds.
Highways, aviation, rail and public transportation needs are all taken into
consideration when planning Idaho's transportation future. Traffic patterns and
congestion, land-use issues, safety and preservation of freight rail lines are
The Transportation Board makes decisions regarding the direction of projects
and policies based on input from professional staff, the public and from 11
advisory boards and committees.
Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is the art of creating public works projects
that meet the needs of the users, the neighboring communities, and the
Every hour of every day - the work of the Idaho Transportation Department touches the lives of each citizen.
Idaho's transportation system is critical to the economy. It is the lifeline that allows products to get to market, goods to be delivered to stores, and employees to get to work. Additionally, it connects people, education, health care, places of worship, cultural and sporting events, recreational opportunities, and family members. Our transportation system generates economic opportunities and supports our quality of life. It ensures our security at home and abroad.
That's why it is critical for the department to listen to and work with our partners - citizens, business leaders and elected officials - to meet and exceed their expectations.
The department holds public meetings on projects and provides information on its web and social media sites.
Please let us know how we're doing by attending our meetings or offering input by phone, e-mail or through social media.