Communication and Public Awareness

2018 COMPASS Education Series

COMPASS Education Series events are free and open to the public. Join us as we hear from national experts on transportation and related topics throughout the year. For more information, contact Amy Luft at aluft@compassidaho.org.

2018 COMPASS Education Series presents: Ready, Set, Go

 

Ready by Lorna parkins

Planning for an Uncertain Future
March 19, 2018

5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Free Public Presentation
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

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Metropolitan regions like the Treasure Valley are required to plan 20 or more years into the future for their transportation needs. This task is more challenging than ever as we face dramatic changes in technology as well as economic and demographic shifts that will affect transportation and our communities. Join the conversation about what’s driving change and exploratory planning tools to understand and prepare for a future that is certain to be unpredictable.

Using Exploratory Planning to Prepare for an Uncertain Future
March 20, 2018 | 8:30am - 11:00am
Professional Workshop | 2.5 CM credits available

COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

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Changes in transportation and information technology will bring dramatic changes to mobility that, in turn, will affect traffic congestion, personal mobility, development patterns, and many other aspects of our communities. In this workshop, planners will learn about exploratory planning techniques designed to plan for uncertain times. A hands-on exercise regarding what’s driving change will help begin the conversation around the trends of greatest interest and impact to the COMPASS region.

About Lorna Parkins.

 

It All Adds Up: How Planning Decisions Affect the Bottom Line
April 2, 2018

5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 7:30pm | Free Public Presentation
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

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This presentation will discuss how land use decisions affect a community’s fiscal condition, with examples of how different decisions and assumptions can affect the fiscal impacts of growth.

Incorporating Fiscal and Economic Realities into Your Planning Efforts
April 3, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Professional Workshop | 3 CM credits available

COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

Participants will engage in discussion and hands-on activities based on real-world examples to learn the fundamentals of fiscal, economic and market analysis and how growth and land-use decisions affect a community’s fiscal condition. Topics will cover the relationships between land use and revenue structure, market conditions, service provision and costs, and infrastructure impacts, costs, and financing. Mr. Bise will discuss the benefits, drawbacks, and uses of fiscal impact analyses and scenario testing.

About Carson Bise.

 

Steve Meyer

Passenger Rail: Lessons from the Salt Lake Valley

June 6, 2018
5:30pm | Meet & Greet
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Free Public Presentation
COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

The Utah Transit Authority serves a six county, 1,500 square mile service area with bus, rail, paratransit, vanpool, and other mobility services. How did they get there and what can we learn from our neighbors to the south?

The successful planning and implementation of these services is founded on a collaborative effort with state and local elected officials, business, and community leaders. The Utah Transit Authority's Interim Executive Director Steve Meyer will share Utah's experiences in developing the Salt Lake Valley’s rail system and the critical need for collaboration in the planning and implementation of transit as part of a multi-modal transportation system.

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Creating a Multi-Modal Transportation System: Applying Lessons from the Salt Lake Valley

June 7, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Professional Workshop | 3 CM credits approved

COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

This workshop will focus on how the Utah Transit Authority developed its rail system and how lessons learned could apply to the Treasure Valley. Mr. Meyer will discuss the critical need for collaboration in the planning and implementation of transit as part of a multi-modal transportation system and lead an interactive discussion focusing on similarities and differences between the Salt Lake Valley and the Treasure Valley, with an emphasis on how lessons learned from the Salt Lake Valley can be applied locally.

The public presentation and professional workshop are both free to attend, however space is limited; please RSVP early to reserve a space. RSVP here or call 208/475-2232.

About Steve Meyer.