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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …