2003 Annual Report available online
The Idaho Transportation Department's 2003 Annual
Report, which captures the accomplishments of the past year
and shares a vision for the future, is available to all department
employees from the ITD Internet site.
"Transforming Transportation" includes
messages from board chair Chuck Winder, department director
Dave Ekern, and a review of major highway construction projects.
It also includes information about the department's four emphasis
areas (pavement condition, bridge improvement, congestion
relief and safety), information about department funding,
and a resource section with information about the transportation
board and ITD's six districts.
Copies of the 32-page spiral-bound publication
are available from the Public Affairs office, 334-8005. Captured
as a PDF (portable document format) publication on the Internet,
it also is available for downloading from the Public Affairs
page on the Internet.
ITD news clippings soon to be available
The Public Affairs office plans to deliver transportation-related
news to your desktop on a daily basis. Work is progressing
to put news clippings about ITD and transportation in Idaho
on the departments Intranet portal page, accessible
by most department computers. The conversion from photocopied
pages to electronic format might be complete by the end
of this month.
The change represents a leap in customer service to ITD
employees. Some advantages include:
News items will be available daily. In
the past, a collection of news stories was delivered to
ITD public affairs office every week from a clipping
service. Hundreds clipped newspaper articles then were
assembled into a booklet to be photocopied and distributed.
Lag time between a storys publication date and delivery
of the booklets took up to two weeks.
Access will be widespread. The news clippings,
which often consisted of 80 pages or more, were distributed
to a limited number of people and to ITD break rooms in
each district. Now, anyone with access to the ITD Intranet
will be able to see department news coverage.
Searchable archives online. A customized
database will allow people to search news items by publication
source, dates, highway number, and more. Archives will
be available going forward from the point the service