ride to Atlanta
remote community of Atlanta became even
more isolated this week when heavy runoff
sent James Creek beyond its normal banks
and washed out portions of
Fork Boise River Road. The county road
is the primary route to Atlanta which
is about 50 miles east of Boise. The other
route to Atlanta, James Creek Road, also
is closed to all but emergency traffic
because of snow drifts at high elevations.
About 45 people call Atlanta home on a
year-round basis. (ITD photos by Mark
U.S. 95 to benefit from Craig, Crapo
amendment that will provide new funding
for improving U.S. 95 in Idaho has
been approved as part of the overall
$295 billion highway spending bill,
thanks to Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and
Larry Craig. Crapo and Craig assisted
in including an amendment to H.R.
3, known as SAFETEA, which makes U.S.
95 eligible for funding under a high-priority
corridor provision in federal law.
targets teens who drink and drive
Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control
(ABC) Division is teaming this summer
with the Idaho Department of Juvenile
Corrections and Idaho Transportation Department's
Office of Traffic and Highway Safety to
target the problem of underage drinking.
The first part of the campaign consists
of a radio and television ad blitz targeted
at graduating seniors.
medical enrollment deadline is Wednesday
employees are reminded that all enrollment
changes must be received by the Office of
Insurance Management by end of the business
day Wednesday, (May 25).
This deadline applies to both online and
paper enrollment forms.
Web site receives statewide award
new ITD Web site that makes information about
transportation in Idaho more accessible and
easier to update, received one of six “Digital
Government” awards this week. Innovative
technology-based initiatives were recognized
during a Tuesday Boot Camp for Idaho Policy
Makers sponsored by the state’s Information
Technology Resource Management Council (ITRMC).
training to include transportation element
Security Awareness,” a class designed
to teach about the threat of terrorism as
it relates to transportation, is just one
of 14 different courses being offered by Idaho
State University during a three-day domestic
preparedness training June 13-15.
training helps recognize fake documents
driver’s license is the most
common form of personal identification
in the United States. Not only does
a legitimate license allow individuals
to drive a car, but it also often
is required to board a commercial
airplane, open a bank account, cash
checks, enter nightclubs and confirm
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