Stories tagged: Brian Ness
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015, midnight
Idaho bill pushes 8-cent gas tax hike
BOISE – A bill calling for sharp increases in Idaho’s gas and diesel fuel taxes, as well as a 50 percent increase in car registration fees, was introduced in the …
Fri., July 11, 2014, midnight
Idaho board will review speed limit hikes
BOISE – Idaho’s new 80 mph speed limit law specifically requires that the state Transportation Board approve any boosts under the new law, but the board delegated the matter to …
Thu., May 9, 2013, midnight
Board begins crafting heavy truck rules
BOISE – Controversial legislation to let extra-heavy, extra-long trucks on Idaho roads is now law, but it’s unlikely new routes will be designated for the heavier trucks in North Idaho …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2011, midnight
Hearings denied on pulp mill megaloads
BOISE – Idaho’s transportation director refused Friday to allow hearings that could delay a new proposal to send megaloads of equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. Several …
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010, midnight
Transportation department joins appeal of load decision
BOISE – Idaho’s transportation chief said Monday that a court decision revoking permits for giant truck shipments on scenic U.S. Highway 12 from Moscow to Lewiston could “end up restricting …
Tue., March 2, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
20 suspended, 2 fired at Idaho roads agency
As many as 22 Idaho Transportation Department employees were disciplined by the agency for improperly using state equipment, with two losing their jobs.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2009, 1:22 p.m.
ITD names new transportation director
Idaho has named a new transportation director, this time an administrator from Michigan’s Department of Transportation who holds both an engineering degree and a master’s degree in public administration. Brian …