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ADA, TAP & Research Program

ADA, TAP, and Research Programs

ADA Curb Ramp Program

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.


Notice to Researchers: Current Research Project Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Research Program has issued RFPs for the following new research projects:

Project Title & Details LinkOpen DateClose DateClarifying Questions Deadline
Geotechnical Asset Management for Rock Slopes and Rockfall Risk Assessment in IdahoDec. 22, 2022Feb. 10, 2023Jan. 13, 2023
ITD Response to RFP Questions | Jan. 30, 2023
Combining In-Situ and Remote Sensing-Based Monitoring Methods to Improve the Efficiency and Accuracy of Landslide Monitoring Activities in IdahoDec. 22, 2022Feb. 10, 2023Jan. 13, 2023
ITD Response to RFP Questions | Jan. 30, 2023
Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Mitigation Strategies with Specific AdmixturesDec. 22, 2022Feb. 10, 2023Jan. 13, 2023
ITD Response to RFP Questions | Jan. 30, 2023

Researchers who are interested in being considered for more than one research project must submit a separate proposal for each project.

  • Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. MST on the closing dates listed above.

Clarifying Questions and Other Inquiries
Questions regarding the RFPs must be submitted by the date specified in the righthand column in the table above. Responses to questions received will be posted on the Research Program website within 10 business days of the deadline for submitting questions.

Submission Contact
Project proposals and questions about the RFPs must be submitted via e-mail to: research@itd.idaho.gov

Stay Tuned for Future Research Opportunities!
The ITD Research Program will be issuing additional RFPs in the coming weeks. Topics will include:

  • Alive at 25 Young Driver Education Program Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Traffic Incident Management Training Program Development
  • Guidance on Evaluating the Value of Large Datasets for Safety Analytics


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 FY22
FY23 SPR Annual Work Program

Research Project
(RP) Number
Project name and link to project details
RP 284Integration of Weed-Suppressive Bacteria with Herbicides to Reduce Exotic Annual Grasses and Wildfire Problems on ITD Right-of-Ways
RP 285Real-time Bridge Scour Monitoring and Evaluation at Selected sited in Idaho, Water Years 2020-2022
RP 286Correlations between CoreLok and AASHTO T-85 for Determining the Specific Gravity and Absorption Properties of Coarse Aggregates in Idaho
RP 287Evaluation of Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Performance
RP 290Development of a Web-Based Environmental Document Prep and data Management System to Support Project Delivery.
RP 291Idaho Study of Roadside Habitats for Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators
RP 292Implementation of Balanced Mix Design of Asphalt Mixtures Prepared with Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements and Rejuvenators for Enhanced Performance
RP 293Developing Enhanced Performance Curves of ITD Asphalt Pavements by Mining the Historical Data
RP 294Simplified Analysis Methods of Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) and Falling Weight Deflector (FWD) Data for Effective Pavement Preservation Program
RP 295Achieving Multi-Purpose Roadside Vegetation: Reducing Weed Invasion and Fire Risk while Enhancing Pollinator Habitat
RP 298Review of Options to Upgrade or Replace ITD’s Office of Transportation Investments System
RP 300Idaho Statewide Truck Parking Availability, Use, And Need Study
RP 301Analysis of Bike and Pedestrian Crashes and Their Contributing Factors in Idaho
RP 302Experimental Validation of Repair Methods for Earthquake-Damaged Bridges Incorporating ITD’s Precast Pier System
RP 303Off-System Roads AADT Estimation Study
RP 305Updated Road Map for Implementing the AASHTO Pavement ME Design Software for the Idaho Transportation Department

  • 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

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:

Research Program Manager: Ned Parrish | Ned.Parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-8296

Research Analyst, Sr: Amanda Laib | Amanda.Laib@itd.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-8181

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 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


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