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"Treasure Valley: On the Go" Photo Contest - Communities in Motion 2040 2.0

Congratulations to the 12 photographers whose transportation photos won the “Treasure Valley: On the Go!” photo contest!

From August 2015 through July 2016, COMPASS asked local photographers to submit photos of roadways, biking and walking, public transportation, and freight to illustrate the transportation components that will be the focus of the next regional long-range transportation plan – Communities in Motion 2040 2.0. The result was an impressive number of thoughtful, creative, and beautiful transportation photos taken right here in the Treasure Valley!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to those who voted!

View the Winning Photos

In August and September 2016, COMPASS asked the public to vote for their favorite photos submitted to the “Treasure Valley: On the Go!” Photo Contest. We received 240 votes. The winning photos – three for each of the four transportation components – which will be published in a 2017 transportation calendar. To view all 116 transportation photos we received, check out the photo album on the COMPASS Facebook page!

All photos submitted, including the winning photos, may be used in the following:

Get Your FREE copy of the 2017 “Treasure Valley: On the Go!” calendar!

Want a copy of the calendar for yourself, your office, or school? Let us know! Free 2017 “Treasure Valley: On the Go!” transportation calendars are available upon request.

To request copies of the calendar, contact Christina Torkelson at or 208/475-2232.

Stay Involved!

Watch for other opportunities to be involved in planning for the future of the Treasure Valley’s transportation system!

The photo contest may have wrapped up, but the work to build a complete transportation system using all four transportation components – roadways, walking and biking, freight, and public transportation – has just begun!

Over the next two years, you’ll be hearing a lot more about the transportation components and how they work together to form one regional transportation system as COMPASS updates the regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion 2040.

To stay involved, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and to learn about opportunities to share your opinion on planning goals and methods.

Want to receive information directly to your inbox? Ask to be on our mailing list! Contact Christina Torkelson at or 208/475-2232 to receive emails from COMPASS.

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0

COMPASS develops, or updates, a regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties every four years. These plans look 20+ years into the future to help ensure our roads, bridges, and transportation services are ready by helping prioritize projects based on public input and how the region is likely to grow.

The current plan — Communities in Motion 2040 — is being implemented and simultaneously updated.  The new plan is expected to be complete in 2018 and will retain the horizon year of 2040, but will focus on four transportation system components, and how they integrate to comprise a complete transportation system:

Click here to learn more about the plan update and the planning process.