Traffic sensors will aid traffic flow on I-15 during upcoming construction

March 21 | Idaho Department of Transportation To aid traffic flow for tens of thousands of drivers during upcoming construction on Interstate 15 in eastern Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is turning to new technology. Bluetooth-based roadway sensors in the Interstate 15 median will provide real-time travel information during construction starting later this spring. […]

ITD wins trio of 2016 motor vehicle association awards

5/18/2016 Contact: Reed Hollinshead Public Information Specialist (208) 334-8881 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ITD wins trio of 2016 motor vehicle association awards BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department won three awards May 12 from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), including two for efforts designed to increase public awareness of critical highway-safety initiatives. The […]

ITD exploring wildlife-detection system in northern Idaho to improve driver safety

2/11/2016 ITD News Release Contact: Reed Hollinshead | Public Information Specialist | (208) 334-8881 NORTHERN IDAHO – Collisions between wildlife and vehicles can be a big problem, and common in rural states such as Idaho. Those collisions account for more than $8.4 billion nationwide each year, and cost Idaho a total of nearly $20 million last year. The […]

ITD communication, safety efforts again recognized by national peers

BOISE – For the second straight year, a pair of communication efforts by the Idaho Transportation Department were among the nation’s best, as recognized by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) at their recent annual gathering in Baltimore, Maryland. More than 170 communication professionals and nearly 40 states were represented at the [...]