hears about benefits of landscaping projects
Idaho Transportation Board
members were reminded Sept. 22 that a 21st century
highway system consists of more than black asphalt
or gray concrete. The system comes in an array of
natural colors achieved through a commitment to
roadside landscaping. Dammon Allen, Assistant District
3 Engineer, provided a summary of landscaping projects
throughout the state to board members during their
final monthly meeting on the road.
chosen to coordinate GARVEE projects
Fernandez, whose transportation career
began 22 years ago in Mexico and spans
nearly two decades with the Idaho Transportation
Department, assumed responsibilities
this week for administering the state’s
GARVEE-bonded construction program.
In his new position, Fernandez will
help shape Idaho’s transportation
future by coordinating Gov. Kempthorne’s
Connecting Idaho initiative.
Three digits will change way we get travel information
digits – 511 – will soon join 411 and
911 as important phone numbers everyone needs to know.
Idaho’s 511 traveler information service will
launch in November, providing road and weather information
by phone and Internet. Travelers can connect to the
service by simply dialing 511 or logging on to 511.idaho.gov.
from Montenegro to tour DMV, Traffic and
small delegation from the former Soviet
bloc nation of Montenegro will spend part
of Friday (Oct. 7) learning how Drivers
Services, law enforcement and safety programs
are administered in Idaho.
Districts 5, 6 join for maintenance fair
from districts 5 and 6 went back to the
classroom for a day Thursday to learn about
a multitude of topics from bridge-building
to quick clearance. Nearly 75 ITD employees
attended the fourth annual Maintenance Fair
at the District 6 yard in Rigby. They
were engaged in six 50-minute classes taught
by experts in their respective fields.
awarded to help I.F. attract new air service
A proposal to
attract a new commercial carrier to the
Idaho Falls Airport received much needed
financial support recently when the U.S.
Department of Transportation announced approval
of a $500,000 grant. The award is part of
the transportation department’s Small
Community Air Service Development Program
open enrollment continues
is still plenty of time to enroll in a supplemental
life insurance plan through NCPERS (National
Conference on Public Employee Retirement
Systems). Until Nov. 30, ITD employees can
add additional coverage during the open
enrollment period. The next opportunity
to enroll will be the next open enrollment
to sponsor Autumnfest at HQ
Headquarters-based ITD employee organization
will sponsor Autumnfest Thursday (Oct. 6)
from 11:30 a.m. to 1;15 p.m. in the break
room. The event will include a baked potato
bar with salad, pies and beverages and a
display of ATV safety information provided
by the Headquarters Safety Committee.
Keep your old numbers on new plates
Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has added
a new service that will allow motorists
in nine counties to request their current
county plate number when replacing their
license plates online.
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