Communication and Public Awareness


We do our best to compile articles that appear in newspapers and magazines about transportation and growth issues in the Treasure Valley. The Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press Tribune are the largest newspapers in the area and explore growth issues quite regularly.

2018 Articles


Kuna Melba News, December 5, 2018
City working to secure $1.5M for second phase of downtown revitalization



Idaho Press, November 28, 2018
Funding remains transportation hurdle

Idaho Press, November 15, 2018
Nampa considers future of unused land within the city

Idaho Press, November 13, 2018
COMPASS asks: Should new funded projects be added?



Meridian Press, October 30, 2018
Meridian's housing growth surpasses last year

Idaho Business Review, October 26, 2018
Daniel Hernandez joins COMPASS staff

Idaho Statesman, October 8, 2018
Let Idaho cities raise taxes? Lawmakers won't consider it. But voters might.



Meridian Press, September 22, 2018
COMPASS seeks comments on regional long-range transportation plan

KIVI, September 17, 2018
Starting a conversation about public transportation in the Treasure Valley

KIVI, September 6, 2018
Compass faces funding shortfall as they plan infrastructure for the future of the Treasure Valley



KBOI, August 29, 2018
Idaho receives $90 million grant to expand I-84 in Canyon County

KIVI, August 29, 2018
$90 million grant announced to expand I-84 in Nampa

KTVB, August 29, 2018
Idaho awarded $90M to expand I-84 in Canyon County

Idaho Statesman, August 29, 2018
Commuters rejoice! I-84 stretch will finally be widened thanks to a $90 million grant

Idaho Press, August 20, 2018
COMPASS endorses ACHD registration fee hike

Meridian Press, August 10, 2018
The Village almost at full occupancy, prepares for new addition

Kuna Melba News, August 8, 2018
COMPASS seeks public comment on transportation projects

Idaho Press, August 2, 2018
Five-year transportation draft includes study for Highway 55 widening in Canyon County



Idaho Business Review, July 31, 2018
Garret Nancolas re-elected to represent COMPASS on national board

Idaho Business Review, July 30, 2018
Top Projects awards finalists: nearly 50 projects are in the running

Idaho Statesman, July 27, 2018
What's all that construction around Harris Ranch? New places to live, shop, eat, retire

Idaho Business Review, July 16, 2018
Braden Cervetti joins COMPASS as an assistant planner

Idaho Statesman, July 9, 2018
Stuck in traffic jams, asking who's to blame? The answer depends on who you ask.

Meridian Press, July 3, 2018
Meridian seeks to approve new comprehensive plan by fall 2019



Idaho Press, June 22, 2018
City of Meridian estimates 150K residents by 2040

Idaho Press, June 20, 2018
County requesting rezone of Agriplex property in Nampa

KSL Broadcasting, June 11, 2018
Idaho Looks to Utah for public transportation ideas

KBOI, June 10, 2018
COMPASS proposes commuter rail system for a growing Treasure Valley

Idaho Statesman, June 10, 2018
Hey Boise: Salt Lake City has commuter rail, buses people use, and lessons for you

Idaho Business Review, June 8, 2018
Transit lessons from Utah

Boise State Public Radio, June 8, 2018
Expanded Lanes on I-84 Near Nampa Could Soon Become Reality

Meridian Press, June 8, 2018
West Ada anticipates 80K students by 2060

Idaho Business Review, June 7, 2018
Idaho may get $90 million to widen I-84 in Nampa

Boise State Public Radio, June 7, 2018
Idaho Planning Group Looks To Utah For Insight On Prospective Regional Rail

American Journal of Transportation, June 7, 2018
CAGTC members awarded 22 percent of INFRA funding for nationally significant freight projects

Idaho Press, June 6, 2018
Compass explores options for regional mass transit

Idaho Press, June 6, 2018
Nampa I-84 expansion slated to get $90M grant

Idaho Business Review, June 4, 2018
Brian Crowley and Hailey Townsend join COMPASS

Idaho Press, June 2, 2018
Keep working on transportation solutions before it's a crisis

Meridian Press, June 1, 2018
Meridian housing market 3rd most expensive and fastest growing in Ada County



Idaho Business Review, May 24, 2018
Census says Meridian hit 99,926 residents back on July 1

KTVB, May 22, 2018
Do Californians feel welcomed in Idaho?



Meridian Press, April 30, 2018
COMPASS seeks feedback on Public Participation Plan

Kuna Melba News, April 25, 2018
Melba city, school district to consider hiring sheriff's deputy

Idaho Press, April 19, 2018
Star development battle reflects wider Treasure Valley issue

Idaho Press, April 17, 2018
New population estimates put Meridian over 100K

Idaho Statesman, April 17, 2018
Meridian, growing tenfold since '90, just hit this population milestone. Are you surprised?

KIVI, April 17, 2018
Report: Meridian's population tops 100,000, now one of the fastest growing cities in the nation

KBOI, April 17, 2018
Meridian hits a major growth milestone

KTVB, April 17, 2018
Meridian's population surpasses 100,000

Meridian Press, April 11, 2018
$6M approved to prepare for Hwy. 16 extension

Idaho Business Review, April 11, 2018
Meridian likely to be fastest-growing city in U.S.

Idaho Press, April 7, 2018
Valley Regional Transit board approves final plan for Valley Connect 2.0



Idaho Press, March 31, 2018
Businesses, drivers gearing up for I-84 expansion

Kuna Melba News, March 27, 2018
COMPASS to host lecture about growth effects on Treasure Valley

Idaho Statesman, March 12, 2018
This area of Meridian is on the verge of becoming the fastest-growing place in Idaho

Idaho Business Review, March 6, 2018
Idaho Census 2020 planning underway

Idaho Statesman, March 2, 2018
Your commute could go faster with carpool lanes. Why doesn't the Valley have any?

KTVB, March 1, 2018
Forbes: Boise fastest-growing city in the U.S.



Idaho Press, February 25, 2018
Second transportation master plan meeting Feb. 27



Idaho Press, January 14, 2018
COMPASS seeks community input on I-84 widening

Idaho Press, January 13, 2018
Public input sought on possible transit hub in Nampa

KIVI, January 9, 2018
COMPASS wants your input - again - on Canyon County I-84 widening