The chairs of the Idaho Senate and House transportation committees praised the vision to improve the Idaho Transportation Department outlined this week by its director Brian W. Ness.
“Under the new leadership I’ve seen dramatic improvement already at ITD. I applaud the director’s vision and look forward to working with him to successfully implement it,” said Senator John McGee, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. “Making sure the department is accountable for the people’s money and improving service are important steps.”
Representative JoAn Wood, who chairs the House Transportation and Defense Committee, said she also has been impressed by Ness’ leadership and vision.
“Brian has a sharp sense for the concerns the Legislature has about the department and the direction it needs to go to address them,” Wood said. “He is engaging legislators, listening to them, and extending a cooperative hand to achieve transparency for the agency. I believe his vision for the department reflects those conversations.”
Ness outlined his vision for the department “to become the best in the nation” by implementing seven initiatives. They include: