develops guidelines for transportation security
are working together to find ways to enhance the
security of our vital transportation assets,"
said ITD Dave Ekern, who also is chairman of AASHTO's
special committee on security. "The committee
has developed guides on vulnerability assessment,
risk management and emergency response which we
believe will be useful resources."
aeronautics programs on board agenda
Idaho Transportation Board will consider a staff
report on the Railroad Grade Crossing Protection
Account, a summary of railroad grade crossing projects
and a request by the Division of Aeronautics for
FY06 Airport Aid projects when it meets July 19-20
in Coeur d’Alene.
labor program, youth ranch affiliate to be honored
Two groups, for which community
service holds special meaning, will be honored next
week as the District 1 Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) groups
of the year. John McHugh, who represents the district
on the Idaho Transportation Board, will introduce
representatives of Coeur d’Alene’s Anchor
House and the Kootenai County Sheriff’s community
labor program as honored participants.
cars can become deadly traps
The sizzling days of summer,
longed for during Idaho’s protracted wet, cool
spring, finally arrived this week, sending temperatures
into triple digits and children to community swimming
pools. There is little relief, however, for children
left unattended in enclosed vehicles.
Idahoans choosing to drive while buckled
The numbers are in, and they show
that more Idahoans are buckling up!
According to Mary Hunter, adult occupant
protection specialist with the Office
of Traffic and Highway Safety, the
number of people using safety restraints
in traffic crashes reached an all-time
high of 74 percent in 2004.
CDL rules affect state vehicle drivers
you drive for a living, new commercial drivers license
(CDL) regulations that became effective July 1 could
have a profound impact, even when you’re not
operating a state vehicle. Cheryl Rost, manager of
employee safety for ITD, advised all department employees
whose primary job duties require driving a state-owned
vehicle to become familiar with the new regulations.
to assemble for Ride to Work
which often is a concern of motorcycle
riders, should not be a problem Wednesday
(July 20) at ITD’s Headquarters
in Boise. Even if ridership doesn’t
increase significantly on that day (although
it probably will), motorized two-wheelers
will assume a place of prominence in the
parking lot between the main building
and the East Annex.
engineering outreach receives high marks
of Idaho's Engineering Outreach program
has been ranked 17th in the nation for
comprehensive technical programs, which
offer master's in engineering degrees
that are delivered online and in other
"distance formats.” The ranking,
administered by GetEducated.com, compared
the 56 accredited distance-learning master's
in engineering programs in the U.S.
administrator to leave position
Highway Administrator Mary E. Peters is
stepping down after nearly four years
as the nation's top highway official to
return home to be with family in Phoenix.
Peters informed U.S. Transportation Secretary
Norman Y. Mineta last night and shared
the news with her senior staff Wednesday
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