of the Transporter will be interrupted by the holidays.
The next regular edition will be posted to the Intranet
on Friday, Jan. 7. Updates may be made as required
during the interim. Merry Christmas.
you the best this holiday season
Warmest holiday wishes to
all of you who make the transportation department
a special place to work.
Your contributions the past year have helped
create a transportation system that is unsurpassed
and a work environment that is both challenging and
to help ITRMC with technology plan
has accepted a special work assignment
with the Information Technology Resource
Management Council (ITRMC), assisting
with the implementation of Idaho’s
strategic information technology plan.
Richardson will begin working with ITRMC
staff in the near future, with office
space provided by the Idaho Department
Forge tradition alive and well in 2004
During its long history, the American military
has celebrated many wartime Christmases. Our
men and women in uniform are doing it again
in Iraq and Afghanistan. But, perhaps one the
most difficult Christmas celebrations by members
of the Armed Forces occurred very early on in
our history and it demonstrates the true grit
and tenacity of American troops.
learns of ACHD's search for additional funds
the majority of state transportation agencies,
Ada County Highway District (ACHD) does not have
sufficient resources to address all of its infrastructure
needs. So ACHD, according to Wayne Forrey, Funding
Facilitator, is exploring funding options.
the highway? Be prepared
traveling during the holidays are reminded to
check the Idaho Road Report for weather-related
road conditions across Idaho’s highway system.
The report is updated four times daily, at 5:30
a.m., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The reports are
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including
holidays) by phone or on the Internet.
chief offers holiday travel tips
Mary Peters, the nation's
top highway official, launched a "check-in,
check-up, check-out" program of holiday driving
tips earlier this week. The tips are designed
to help drivers steer clear of traffic congestion
and delays and stay safe while on the road during
the holiday travel rush.
to participate in information security campaign
awareness campaign encouraging state employees
to be “security aware” will begin
in early January. During the next four months,
the state’s Information Technology Resource
Management Council (ITRMC) will work to increase
awareness of information-related security
issues throughout the State of Idaho’s
workforce, thereby limiting opportunities
for people to deliberately or accidentally
steal, damage, or misuse the data that is
stored, processed or transmitted within state
provider offers ideas for removing stress
With Christmas and
New Years approaching, many of us may be feeling
more stress and pressure as we anticipate the
demands of the season. Unfortunately, because
of high expectations of ourselves and of the
season itself, we may not allow ourselves to
fully enjoy and appreciate the holiday season.
career of building relationships and highways
Ross has come a long way since learning
to use a slide rule in the eighth grade
to calculate the speed of cars racing
past the school. On the other hand, he
hasn’t gone far at all. And that’s
just fine with the retiring Idaho Transportation
Department’s chief engineer.
Letterhead, business cards assume new look
to new e-mail addresses and a plan to standardize
the appearance of some ITD printed material prompted
the design of new letterhead and business cards
that will go into effect Jan. 1. The new year will
bring print-on-demand letterhead that provides users
with flexibility in ordering and eliminates the
need to stock large quantities.
Compensation committee seeks employee input
• State employees can get bowl tickets at
'Santa' to retire from day job, continue gift-giving
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