forwards $998 million Connecting Idaho plan
The Idaho Transportation Board last week approved a plan
to invest $998 million to improve seven Connecting Idaho
highway corridors. The Idaho Legislature authorized the
transportation board to finance the Connecting Idaho highway
improvements by borrowing against future federal funds
allocated to the state. In May, Idaho sold $200 million
in bonds to finance the first phase.
reviews FIT public input
Idaho Transportation Board voted Wednesday to submit
a request to the Governor’s office asking approval
to proceed with a request of $998.3 million to the 2007
Legislature for the Connecting Idaho Program. The action
came following an extensive workshop on Tuesday (Oct.
17) at Headquarters in Boise
migration goes 'exceedingly well'
A project to move major
applications and data from ITD’s mainframe computer
to a new place on the State Controller’s Office
mainframe in downtown Boise proceeded with precision
Oct. 14, said project manager Don Bernaiche. The migration
was completed during a four-hour period on Saturday
morning and involved about 15 ITD employees and representatives
from several other state agencies.
Operations targets four areas of concern
The four primary contributors to
injuries and deaths on Idaho highways are targets
of a number of initiatives launched by or involving
ITD’s Office of Highway Operations and Safety.
“The safety of travelers, using all modes
of transportation, on Idaho’s highways is
a concern shared by numerous state organizations
and agencies,” said Brent Jennings of OHOS.
honored for years of service, retirements
The heartbeat of Idaho's transportation system took
center stage last week during the regular monthly business
meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board. Board members
and department administrators extended their appreciation
and acknowledgment to 48 employees who reached career
milestones and five others who formally re tiered during
the first half of 2006.
ITD focus on cyber security
“Phishing” and “Pharming”
aren’t simple Idaho activities anymore; they
are real Internet threats designed to capture personal
information. With the increasing use of the Internet
by Idaho children and continuing growth of online
identity theft and financial fraud, Gov. Jim Risch
is focusing attention on cyber security issues by
declaring October as Cyber Security Awareness Month
shots, screenings planned this fall
The ITD Wellness Program has arranged
for several health-related services to be delivered
to employees this fall, some of which bear no direct
cost. Headquarters employees should receive information
later this month about the annual flu shot clinic
scheduled for Nov. 14. Those who complete and return
a registration form will be assigned an appointment
time for a flu shot.
basket case: Raffle benefits Charitable Giving Campaign
A raffle of unique theme baskets at ITD Headquarters
recently generated $2,000 to support the state of Idaho’s
annual Charitable Giving Campaign that benefits non-profit
organizations through United Way. Organized by Human
Resources, the raffle included 18 baskets assembled
by ITD sections, divisions and individuals.
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