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administrator familiar with challenges
the most pressing challenges for Randy Kyrias a few
years ago was navigating the congested freeways of
southern California and managing a medical transport
company. Eight years and about 900 miles later his
greatest challenge is to help public agencies, rural
cities and growing urban areas cope with the prospects
of congestion similar to what he left behind.
Theme basket raffle to benefit charitable giving campaign
ITD employees in the Treasure Valley can help the state’s charitable giving campaign and enjoy the products of their co-workers’ creativity at the same time. Employees assembled two-dozen baskets that will be raffled off Friday, with proceeds going to the United We Care Idaho State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign.
View the baskets
honors employees for service years, achievements
Seven retirees, with a collective 177 years of service
to Idaho, were among the ITD employees honored this
week during the semi-annual awards ceremony at Headquarters.
Matt Moore, administrator of the Division of Planning & Programming,
presided over the ceremony that was held as part of
the transportation board meeting Thursday.
COMPASS receives national honor for Communities in Motion
Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)
recently received a national award for its efforts to
inform the public of its long-range plan for the region.
COMPASS delegates accepted the National Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning
from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Out-of-Office notices available Nov. 1
feature of ITD e-mail programs that previously was not
available will be activated next month, enabling employees
to let senders from outside the department know when
they are out of the office. Beginning Nov. 1 when employees
turn on their “Out-of-Office Assistant (in Microsoft
Outlook and Entourage), the automated reply will be
allowed outside of the ITD network...
malware becomes widespread affliction
Prevx, leaders in Automated Malware Research, this week
announced the results from checks for active spyware
and malware on nearly 300,000 PCs during the last 30
days. The scans were performed by users who downloaded
its free Prevx Computer Security Investigator (CSI).
The results show that of 290,647 PCs scanned a staggering
45,251 (15.6 percent) had one or more active spyware
or malware infection.
official dies unexpectedly Sunday
Charlie Clark, special representative for the president
of Union Pacific Railroad Company, died unexpectedly
Sunday in his home. He was formally remembered during
a service Thursday. Charlie was close to and a good
friend of ITD on rail transportation and railroad crossing
safety and Legislative issues related to railroads.
He was respected throughout the rail and transportation
industry. ITD extends its condolences to Charlie’s
family on his sudden passing.
partners receive one of AASHTO's highest awards
and a coalition of public and private partners dedicated
to saving the Yellowstone cutthroat trout population
recently earned one of the highest awards given by
the American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials (AASHTO). The Henrys Lake Fish Passages
Project Team received an AASHTO President’s
Transportation Award for Environment during the organization’s
2007 annual meeting held in Milwaukee, Wis., last
management tops list of 11 funded projects
14-member Research Advisory Council identified 11 proposals
for funding, including three pooled fund projects, and
is looking for alternatives to conducting four other
projects, said Research Program Manager Ned Parrish.
Council members, representing a cross-section of ITD
disciplines, met in September and chose a six-month
pavement management system evaluation as the department’s
looks for projects that improve transportation, efficiency
of the ITD Research Advisory Council met Sept. 26 to
discuss research proposals and priorities, narrowing
an initial proposal list of 29 projects to 11 for funding
and committing to fine alternative resources to conduct
four other project.
await start of new facility
time it is not a drill. The reality of a new District
4 Headquarters building is closer now than ever before
with actual building plans being circulated in Shoshone.
While the plans provided to the district are far from
a final draft, the reality of a new building shows commitment
by the state to likely proceed with construction this
warriors brush up on winter techniques
first snow of the season has already landed across the
top of District 4’s highest peaks, signaling the
beginning of the snow season. The Winter Start-up meeting
on Sept. 12 at the District 4 Headquarters highlighted
a few of the safety issues, new policies and chemical
applications to be utilized this year. Drivers were
encouraged to enact “no boundaries” between
assigned road sections when other drivers need assistance.