ITD Deputy Director Scott Stokes is briefing the governor's transportation task force on efficiency moves at ITD. The agency's goals are safety, mobility and economic vitality, Stokes said. Its new computerized management systems - a key recommendation from a legislative audit - "begin going live on Dec. 17," Stokes said. "That is a huge step for Idaho." The systems will allow ITD to better track the condition of roadways and bridges around the state, he said. "We can see and quantify the heartbeat, blood pressure and stress levels of our system in real time," Stokes said.
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