ITD's stimulus reporting among top 10 in nation
ITD’s portion of the state accountability Web site devoted to tracking federal stimulus funds fared well in a recent independent study.
The July report, “Show Us the Stimulus: An Evaluation of State Government Recovery Act Web Sites,” gave ITD’s stimulus project Web site a score of 53, ranking it in a tie for ninth with Arkansas and Connecticut. The report, prepared by Good Jobs First, can be found at http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/news/article.cfm?id=396
Maryland claimed the top score at 75, followed by Washington (73), Colorado (65), Nebraska (60), and California and New York tied at fifth with 58. Maryland also took honors as the best state Web site related to all stimulus projects. Colorado, Washington, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and California rounded out the top seven.
ITD’s report of stimulus-funded projects is part of its accountability Web site “Tracking our Progress,” developed by the Office of Communications. The Highway Projects section includes general descriptions about each of the eight stimulus-funded highway projects with links to detailed information. Project-specific information includes Fast Facts, “Why it Matters,” “Project Description,” “Current Status” and news releases.
To view the ITD’s site, go to: http://itd.idaho.gov/accountability/stimulusprojects.html. The report on stimulus-related state Web sites is located at: http://www.accountability.idaho.gov/