Board hears report on electronic bidding
ITD is making a transition to an electronic
bidding system for highway construction projects.
An electronic bidding process – “Bid Express”
– will provide more convenience and improve
accuracy of the bids, he said. The process will save
ITD money on printing and mailing plans; the system
also will check for errors, do math calculations and
enforce business rules.
adds construction projects to 511 system
Motorists now can get the latest updates on summer
highway construction and tourism news through Idaho’s
511 travel information service. By dialing 511 or
visiting 511.idaho.gov on the Web, travelers will
be updated on summer highway construction projects,
emergency closures, weather conditions and tourist
information. Commercial vehicle information is also
now available on the Web.
employees... next week is your week
The Idaho Transportation Department joins other state
agencies next week (May 1-5) in honoring employees
for dedicated service to Idaho citizens. A week of
random prize drawings will begin Monday. Individuals
can pick up raffle tickets and check daily e-mail
messages to discover if/what they won.
closes one lane of Idaho 34
Idaho 34 became a victim of the region’s protracted
wet spring recently when saturated soil gave out and
caused a short segment of one lane between Soda Springs
and Freedom, Wyo., to slide. ITD crews closed the
segment and are assessing the damage and determining
the best emergency repairs.
in Motion good way to fight rising gas prices
Gas prices are rising faster than spring temperatures
and river levels, forcing many motorists to take a
second look at travel options they first considered
during last summer’s practice round. If there’s
a ray of sunshine piercing the current gas-price clouds
in the Treasure Valley, it’s the opportunity
to take advantage of public transportation.
group selects Loop as 'Fellow'
Stephen Loop, QPL (Qualified Products List) program
administrator in ITD’s Materials Section,
was recognized as a “Fellow” last week
by the National Society of Professional Engineers
(NSPE). His selection was announced at the April
22 board meeting in Washington, D.C.
Watchers to watch weight disappear
A group of ITD employees, relatives and retirees
committed to watching weight disappear recently
formed a Weight Watchers group at Headquarters.
The group will meet Tuesdays at noon to record their
weight-loss results and encourage fellow participants
in their campaign for improved health.
magazine outlines Connecting Idaho plan
The state plans to issue about $200 million in grant
anticipation revenue vehicle bonds that will be
repaid with future federal transportation grants.
Idaho will join 14 states and two territories that
have issued Garvees, according to the Federal Highway
Administration. The issuance by the Idaho Housing
& Finance Association is the first installment
in a program that is slated to total $1.2 billion
in Garvees over several years.
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