IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho roads need more attention as the state population grows, according to a study published by a group of civil engineers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho Transportation Department employee alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired after notifying a federal agency about possible nuclear violations.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Newly published Idaho Transportation Department documents have sparked questions about the department's plan to install wildlife detection devices along Targhee Pass.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The families of three Idaho airmen who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 have filed tort claims against the Idaho Transportation Department.
The families say that inadequate signage and warnings ahead of a construction zone contributed to a June collision that killed four people, the Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday.
The three claims allege more than $12 million in damages.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho transportation officials say bridge inspectors found two undetonated explosive devices underwater at the base of a bridge that spans the Snake River near Nampa. Both devices were removed and destroyed by military experts, and a sweep of the area did not turn up any additional explosives.
It wasn't immediately clear how the explosives got there or how long they had been there.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — More than 100 fatal accidents occurred on Idaho's roadways between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Megan Stark, a spokeswoman with the Idaho Transportation Department, tells the Post Register on Friday that 100 traffic-related-deaths were reported during the so-called "100 Deadliest Days."
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on highways crossing a dozen south-central Idaho bridges.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Transportation Department spokesman says 93 people have died in crashes on Idaho roads since Memorial Day.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top Idaho officials on Tuesday said they were fed up with the state's latest driver's license system, arguing the $10.5 million contract has failed to live up to its promises and instead has resulted in lengthy delays and chaotic conflicts for customers over the past year.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio truck driver was killed in a fiery explosion when two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho.
The Idaho Transportation Department says all lanes of I-84 east of Twin Falls have reopened following Tuesday's collision that sent a massive plume of smoke into the air and blocked traffic for hours.
The Idaho State Journal reports that 39-year-old Corey McCaslin, of Port Washington, Ohio, died in the crash.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have decided to replace rather than repair a bridge over a major interstate near Boise that was damaged during a fiery, seven-vehicle crash that killed four people.
Idaho Transportation Department board members on Friday approved spending up to $8 million to replace the Cloverdale Road overpass on Interstate 84 that sustained fire damage.
Board member Julie DeLorenzo says it would have cost up to $1.5 million to repair the bridge.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say driver's license services are unavailable throughout the state due to a computer outage.
The transportation agency tells KBOI-TV that Tuesday's outage stems from technical issues with the vendor software.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Boise man after his small plane crashed in the Boise National Forest.
The Valley County Sheriff's Office says the body of 34-year-old Nolan W. Smith was found Monday after his Cessna 182 went missing Sunday.
The Idaho Transportation Department says Smith took off from the Boise Airport on Sunday afternoon but he never reached his destination at the McCall Municipal Airport.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Civil Air Patrol and other organizations are searching for a small plane that went missing on its way from Boise to McCall.
The Idaho Transportation Department says the four-seat Cessna 182 went missing sometime after leaving Boise at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The pilot, whose name has not been released, did not file a flight plan before the trip but officials say the most logical route between the two cities has been searched using radar and cell phone technology.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposal that would have changed how a handful of state agency heads were appointed.
Currently, the directors for the Idaho Department of Correction, Department of Parks and Recreation and Idaho Transportation Department are appointed and overseen by their respective agency boards.
According to the HB 496, Idaho's governor would have been in charge of appointing directors to those three agencies starting next year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho House panel has introduced a proposal requiring the heads of three state agencies to serve at the pleasure of the governor rather than their respective boards of directors.
Currently, the directors for the Idaho Department of Correction, Department of Parks and Recreation and Idaho Transportation Department are appointed and overseen by agency boards.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's legislative budget writing committee on Thursday agreed to cover the cost of a $27.5 million drafting error that could have cost the Idaho Transportation Department funding for some road projects.
Lawmakers passed a "surplus-eliminator" bill last year to divide any year-end surplus between the state's rainy day fund — which is generally intended to backfill the budget in times of great need — and the department's fund for road projects.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A legislative drafting error will cost the Idaho Transportation Department $27.5 million in funding for road projects, and Gov. Butch Otter's budget proposal doesn't seek to mend the error, a newspaper reported.
Idaho lawmakers passed a "surplus-eliminator" bill last year to divide any year-end surplus between the state's rainy-day savings fund and the department's fund for road projects, The Spokesman-Review reported .
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Transportation Department officials say they are working on fully restoring driver's license services two weeks after computer outages left hundreds of residents unable to renew licenses.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department say the state has saved $13.1 million in interest costs after refinancing bonds designates to improve the state's aging highways.
ITD announced Thursday it worked with the Idaho Housing and Finance Association to refinance $101 million of debt by reducing interest rates from 4.5 percent to 2.3 percent.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide safe crossings for wildlife over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho Transportation Department officials are hoping technology from a Utah company will help improve traveler safety if traffic comes to a complete halt during the solar eclipse.
Millions across the country are expected to travel to the path of totality, which stretches across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and several other states.
RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) — Michelle Nelson stepped away from operating a skid loader and reflected on her opportunity of a lifetime.
"I love being in the dirt," the 43-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman said with a wide smile.
That's quite a shift in gears for someone working as an internet search engine writer.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit eastern Idaho for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and that could have a significant impact on the state's highway system.
Idaho Transportation Department spokesman Bruce King told the Post Register (http://bit.ly/2sHpo4d ) that the department is working closely with law enforcement agencies and local governments to prepare for the event.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department says it's trying to figure out why motor vehicle offices across the state have been hobbled by computer problems for several weeks that have resulted in lengthy delays for customers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend $150 million in newly approved bonds to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa.
The state transportation board unanimously voted Friday to reconstruct existing lanes, as well as add additional lanes and upgrade bridges.
Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness says the currently congested corridor is a top concern and affects all of Idaho.