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TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

ITD OKs Hydroplane Transport Plan 34 

A transportation plan for the 2014 Diamond Cup received approval Monday and the Idaho Transportation Department issued organizers a permit for the Labor Day weekend event. The plan approved by ITD includes the bussing plan to and from the event, signage along the highway in...

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Council Rejects Old I-90 Transfer 10 

Council members voted 5-1 to reject the Idaho Transportation Department’s offer to transfer ownership of Lake Coeur d’Alene Drive to the city. Deanna Goodlander cast the lone vote in favor of ITD’s offer, which would have included a one-time, $3 million payment to the city....

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ITD Changes Transgender Rule 

The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender drivers to change the sex designation on their driver's licenses without a note from a surgeon, the Associated Press reports, after two people complained that previous policy violated their civil rights. In April...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012

CdA Mulls ITD Offer Of Old I-90 

The city of Coeur d'Alene wants to study the numbers - all the different numbers - before it decides whether it will take over roughly 5 miles of East Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive. After hours of public testimony Monday evening, and an open questions and...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

AM: Byway Restores Small-Town Feel 

Traffic moves along the onramp of the $106 million Sand Creek Byway last week. New traffic volume counts obtained from the Idaho Transportation Department show that about 8,500 daily vehicles mid-week and 9,600 on Friday are using the two-mile shortcut around downtown Sandpoint. That includes...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

Pam Lowe

A very costly firing 17 

BOISE - The state of Idaho is paying $750,000 to former Transportation Director Pam Lowe to settle her wrongful-firing lawsuit, bringing the state’s total cost for the case to $1.34 million. (Emphasis mine) “I tried to resolve this dispute early on, even as early as...

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State Offers CdA Shoreline, $3M 30 

Coeur d'Alene could become proud owners of around five miles of waterfront property. Oh, and $3 million cash. Before the city agrees to take that land, and the $3 million check that would come with it from the Idaho Transportation Department, it wants to know...

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Here Come The Megaloads

Imperial Oil has five days starting Friday to get a megaload and another smaller, oversized shipment from the Port of Lewiston to Idaho's border via the Palouse. The Idaho Transportation Department reissued the permits Wednesday for the moves, said Adam Rush, a spokesman for the...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

Megaloads: Time Limit Doesn't Work 

(Megaload opponent) Linwood Laughy said based on his calculations, he doesn’t believe the megaloads can meet ITD’s standard of not delaying traffic more than 15 minutes. “I’ve calculated it out,” he said. “One stretch they’d have to go 49 mph.” Attorneys for ConocoPhillips are now...

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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

Idaho road deaths decline 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials say motor vehicle fatalities across Idaho are dropping. The Idaho Transportation Department says there were 40 deaths during the first four months of this year, compared with 62 over the same...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009

ITD Board Stiffs North Idaho 13 

Idaho’s Transportation Board - faced with a staff recommendation to make replacement of the deterioriated Dover Bridge its top priority for federal stimulus funds - instead dropped the project to No. 7 on its list in a special meeting yesterday, with only six projects likely...

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