the way to a new era
in Idaho transportation
require unique approaches and solutions.
That became evident when we looked at
our options for managing what will become
one of the largest transportation investment
initiatives in Idaho history.
chosen to manage Connecting Idaho
Connecting Idaho Partners,
a joint venture of Washington Group and CH2M
HILL, led by WGI, will manage the Idaho Transportation
Department's $1.2 billion, six-year "Connecting
Idaho-GARVEE" highway improvement program.
timesheet entry to begin on limited
basis next week
The use of electronic timesheets will
be phased in over the next five months,
beginning with the next pay period.
The first wave of users includes ITD
personnel from the Division of Administration
as well as time-entry and time-verification
personnel from other divisions and
on Transportation Investment nears
the completion of its mission, the
Forum on Transportation Investment
met for the sixth of its eight scheduled
sessions on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the
Holiday Inn in Boise. The Forum on
Transportation Investment is charged
with examining highway, rail and transit
funding issues in Idaho.
Chamber says federal funding in jeopardy
report issued by the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce this week maintained that,
based on the latest available revenue
estimates, the Highway Account of
the Highway Trust Fund will be depleted
by 2009 unless action is taken to
generate additional revenue.
Supplemental insurance enrollment
is still 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.
stroke symptoms can save lives
Neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke
victim within three hours he or she can totally
reverse the effects of a stroke. The key is early
recognition of an impending stroke and seeking medical
attention within three hours.
morning break planned at Headquarters
will celebrate Employee Goodwill Day Wednesday
(Nov. 9) with a mid-morning treats, compliments
of DOROLCO. The employee organization will
provide doughnuts, Danish pastries and bagels
from Pastry Perfection in the Headquarters
Auditorium from 9:30- a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
economy continues to do well
growth in construction, durable goods manufacturing
and real estate activity drove Idaho’s
gross state product up 8 percent in 2004.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported
Wednesday the value of all goods and services
produced in Idaho last year totaled nearly
$43.6 billion, about $220 million higher
than the government’s initial estimate
cast emphasizes safe use of Internet
The eighth annual Web cast Initiative on
Oct. 20, held in conjunction with National
Cyber Security Awareness month, focused
on efforts to protect children who use the
Internet. The event was disseminated live
with more than 5,000 registered participants,
representing 38 states and two countries.
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