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

Link to slides

Link to video (coming soon!)

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

Link to slides

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

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 Learned from the Salt Lake Valley
June 6, 2018

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

More details coming soon!


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

COMPASS 1st Floor Board Room

More details coming soon!

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 208/475-2229.

About Steve Meyer.