BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Transportation is crediting innovations with saving $5.1 million. That money is being applied directly back into maintenance and repair of the state's roads and bridges.
ITD’s emphasis on innovation features a statewide employee-driven effort with a premium on finding safer, easier and less expensive solutions. The 2017 Best of the Best competition spotlights innovations in each of seven categories central to the department’s main goals: safety, mobility, economic opportunity, customer service, employee development, time savings and cost savings.
600 employees submitted 1,120 ideas that save a total of 170,000 hours and led to 420 customer service imporovements.