Skip to content

ADA, TAP & Research Program

ADA, TAP, and Research Programs

ADA Curb Ramp Program

ITD is in the process of updating our ADA Transition Plan. In the draft there are a number of proposed changes to this curb ramp program including the budget, eligible projects, and project selection process.


The Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program is a state-administered program that provides funding for projects to address curb ramps on the state highway system. The goal of the program is to provide accessible facilities for pedestrians with disabilities while allowing local jurisdiction flexibility in meeting the required standards. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is allocating $500,000 of state funds annually for this program. Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to construct new or alter existing curb ramps on the state highway system to meet the requirements of the ADA. Funds can only be used for construction purposes, design is provided without compensation by following the below link to Standard Drawings. This program offers local communities more control over the design of pedestrian facilities in their communities, the time of construction and makes better economical use of state funds while addressing accessibility on the state highway system.


Contact Information

Program Manager: Margaret Havey, AICP
Email: Margaret.Havey@itd.idaho.gov | Phone: 208-334-8469
Idaho Transportation Department | Division of Highways Development, Planning Services
3311 West State Street | Boise, ID 83703

  • District 1 (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties): Marvin Fenn P.E. | P 208-772-1208 | and | William (Bill) Robertson | P 208-772-8019 | 600 W. Prairie, Coeur d’Alene, 83815 | Marvin.Fenn@itd.idaho.gov | William.Roberson@itd.idaho.gov
  • District 2 (Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, and Idaho counties): Ken Helm | P 208-799-4223 | PO Box 837, Lewiston, ID 83501 | Ken.Helm@itd.idaho.gov
  • District 3 (Adams, Valley, Washington, Payette, Gem, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties): Blaine Schwendiman | P 208-334-8925 | 8150 Chinden Blvd, PO Box 8028, Boise, ID 83707 | Blaine.Schwendiman@itd.idaho.gov
  • District 4 (Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, and Cassia counties): Trey Mink | P 208-886-7848 | 216 S. Date St, Shoshone, 83352 | Trey.Mink@itd.idaho.gov
  • District 5 (Bingham, Caribou, Power, Bannock, Oneida, Franklin, and Bear Lake counties): Melodie Halstead | P 208-239-3370 | 515 S. 5th St, PO Box 4700, Pocatello, 83205 | Melodie.Halstead@itd.idaho.gov
  • District 6 (Lemhi, Custer, Butte, Jefferson, Clark, Fremont, Madison, Teton, and Bonneville counties): Mark Layton P 208-745-5626 | 206 N. Yellowstone Highway, PO Box 97, Rigby, 83442 | Mark.Layton@itd.idaho.gov

Research Program

ITD’s Research Program supports research, development, and technology transfer activities addressing the Department’s strategic goals and initiatives.
The Research Program is located in the Contracting Services section within ITD’s Division of Engineering Services, but supports research to meet department-wide needs.

Research Program Mission

  • Support research, development, and technology transfer activities addressing the Department’s strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Enhance ITD’s ability to deliver efficient and effective transportation services.
  • Offer practical solutions to problems facing the Department.
  • Develop new tools/technologies and facilitate their implementation.

Program Responsibilities

  • Coordinating development of ITD’s annual work program for federal State Planning & Research (SPR) funds and annual reporting of agency accomplishments with these funds.
  • Administering SPR funds received for ITD research, development, and technology transfer.
  • Coordinating Department involvement in multi-state pooled fund projects.
  • Identifying ITD research needs and priorities.
  • Helping staff locate transportation research and information.
  • Overseeing ITD-funded research performed by universities and consultants.
  • Coordinating ITD involvement in national and regional transportation research with TRB, AASHTO, the Northwest Transportation Consortium and others.

Research Program Overview FY21
FY21 SPR Annual Work Program Amendment

This page contains information about research projects that are currently underway. Click the links for more information on each project.

  • TPF-5(357): Connecting the DOTs: Implementing ShakeCast Across Multiple State Departments of Transportation for Rapid Post-Earthquake Response
  • TPF-5(391): Comprehensive Field Load Test and Geotechnical Investigation Program for Development of LRFD Recommendations of Driven Piles on Intermediate GeoMaterials
  • TPF-5(431): Application of Enterprise GIS for Transportation, Guidance for a National Transportation Framework (AEGIST)

Writing Guidelines

Forms

For a list of available forms, please visit the ITD Form Finder page.

Research Program Contact
Please send comments, questions, and suggestions to:

Ned Parrish | Ned.Parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-8296 | Fax: 208-334-4432

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The purpose of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Community Choices for Idaho, is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects to address the needs of non-motorized users and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds. The program will provide a two-year application cycle to solicit locally identified projects and leverage potential federal funding opportunities for sponsored projects.

The Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) now administers the grant applications, and are now soliciting applications for FY 24 and FY 25. Application Submittal Deadline: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4:00 pm MST | https://lhtac.org/programs/transportation-alternatives-program/

Transportation Alternatives Program Mapping Application

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) held its Project Recommendation Committee Meeting on March 20, 2020, to recommend its selected projects from around the state for federal TAP grant funds over the next three years.

Packet materials from meeting held on March 20, 2020

 

Idaho Safe Routes to School Education Program

VIDEOS | Idaho Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School: Bike Rodeo Video
Safe Routes to School: 2019 Bike Rodeo

2019 Statistics | Idaho Safe Routes to School

  • Kindergarten-8th grade students served: 118,000 – over 40% of Idaho students
  • Student participation in hands-on “Bike Rodeo” trainings: 3,918 students
  • Individual school participation: 223 schools
  • Idaho independently-managed programs: 6
  • Percent of Idaho School Districts: 8%

ITD Transportation Alternative Program Manager:

ITD District TAP Coordinators:

For project specific questions about TAP, please contact the appropriate district coordinator in your area from the list below.

  • District 1 (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties): Bill Roberson, 208-772-8019 | William.Roberson@itd.idaho.gov, or Marvin Fenn, 208-772-1208 | Marvin.Fenn@itd.idaho.gov | 600 Prairie, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
  • District 2 (Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, and Idaho counties): Ken Helm, 208-799-4223 | Ken.Helm@itd.idaho.gov | 2600 N & S Highway, PO Box 837, Lewiston, ID 83501
  • District 3 (Adams, Valley, Washington, Payette, Gem, Boise, Canyon, Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties): Aaron Bauges, 208-334-8964 | Aaron.Bauges@itd.idaho.gov | 8150 Chinden Blvd, PO Box 8028, Boise, ID 83707
  • District 4 (Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, and Cassia counties): Trey Mink, (208) 886‐7848 | Trey.Mink@itd.idaho.gov | 216 S. Date St, PO Box 2-A, Shoshone, ID 83352
  • District 5 (Bingham, Caribou, Power, Bannock, Oneida, Franklin, and Bear Lake counties): Melodie Halstead, 208-239-3370 | Melodie.Halstead@itd.idaho.gov | 515 S. 5th St, PO Box 4700, Pocatello, ID 83205
  • District 6 (Lemhi, Custer, Butte, Jefferson, Clark, Fremont, Madison, Teton, and Bonneville counties): Mark Layton, 208-745-5626 | Mark.Layton@itd.idaho.gov | 206 N. Yellowstone Highway, PO Box 97, Rigby, ID 83442
  • State-wide (Off State Highway System): Amanda LaMott, 208-344-0565 | ALaMott@lhtac.org


Additional Links: