ITD unveils new accountability Web site
ITD introduced a new Web site this week that tracks the department’s progress in addressing recent audits and Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s executive order to document ongoing efficiencies.
“Tracking our Progress” organizes ITD’s reporting process into four areas:
“(ITD) is committed to efficiency, transparency and accountability,” explains Director Pam Lowe on the new Web site. “As stewards of public funds and managers of Idaho’s largest infrastructure – the state highway system – we understand the importance of maintaining an open and responsive approach to all that we do.”
Perhaps one of the most important features of the new site is the opportunity for visitors to provide suggestions or ask questions via e-mail.
“We are committed to transparency,” Lowe says. “Improvements to the transportation system depend on thoughtful input from the public and policymakers. We value their insight and appreciate their participation.”
The Web site provides convenient links to audits and ITD’s responses, action and strategic plans, its 2008 efficiency report, the annual GARVEE Program report, and expenditures of federal funds for highway construction, public transportation and airport projects.
The site also is linked to state and federal stimulus sites.
Information on the new site will change frequently as the reporting process is refined and additional accountability measures are completed.
“Our progress reporting is a living process,” Lowe explains. “It will continue to evolve as we reach new milestones, achieve new efficiencies and address new challenges.”