Lady formally kicks off Safe Routes to Schools
As the school year winds down and children focus on
summer vacation, school and transportation officials
unveiled plans Friday to ensure the return to classes
next fall will be safer throughout Idaho. First Lady
Lori Otter joined elected officials, representatives
of ITD, the Federal Highway Administration, Ada County
Highway District, the Boise School District and a statewide
coalition at an afternoon ceremony Friday.
Scan tour provides insight about auditing public/private
Rosti, manager of ITD’s Office of Internal Review,
was part of a team that visited five countries to learn
about successful audit practices of public/private partnerships.
She joined representatives from transportation departments
in Texas, Alabama and Michigan, the Federal Highway Administration
and transportation consultants on a two-week tour in May
health insurance revised after recent meetings
The Idaho Department of Administration announced this
week important changes to employee medical plans that
will become effective July 1. Those changes emerged after
a series of meetings in April and May when preliminary
plans were outlined for state employees. Many of the proposed
changes discussed during those meetings will not be implemented.
Groundbreaking affirms reason for highways
than 100 people joined Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch”
Otter, Idaho Transportation Board chairman Darrell Manning,
board member Jim Coleman, Coeur d’Alene tribal
chairman Chief Allan and other dignitaries May 23 in
breaking ground on the first District 1 project to be
funded using GARVEE (Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle)
District 1 honors employees
Storjohann, Scotty Fellom, Jim Roletto and Jason Minzghor
took their turns at the grill to prepare juicy hamburgers
and delicious hot dogs as a gift to employees in the district.
The tables were laden with homemade baked beans, salads
and other goodies that employees brought to share.
extended for ACE academy
Teenagers who would like a better view of their world
are encouraged to enroll in the annual Aviation Career
Exploration (ACE) Academy organized by the Idaho Transportation
Departments Division of Aeronautics. The deadline for
applying to the academy has been extended until 5 p.m.
June 11. The cost is $100 per student, however several
scholarships still are available. Notifications of acceptance
will be sent by June 13.
Missouri engineer shares insights on 'Practical Design'
The Missouri Department
of Transportation shares the same problem as many state
transportation departments – more needs than money.
However, MODOT’s chief engineer believes that his
department has found a way to attack the problem through
what he terms Practical Design.
announces greenhouse gases initiative
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter issued an executive
order this week establishing a policy on the role of state
government in reducing greenhouse gases, and tasking Department
of Environmental Quality Director Toni Hardesty with coordinating
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