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Innovation saves tax dollars

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. 


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