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Communities in Motion 2040 2.0

Public Comment Opportunity

Proposed transportation changes -- submit your comments by January 23!

  • Should I-84 be widened from Nampa to Caldwell?
  • Should the Idaho Transportation Department begin preliminary engineering work to extend State Highway 16 to I-84? (Engineering work will focus on refining the scope, right-of-way needs, and cost estimate for the corridor.)
  • Should Valley Regional Transit begin design work on a transit oriented development in Nampa?

All of these projects are shown as “unfunded” in Communities in Motion 2040, but funding has now been identified to pay for them. For any or all of them to move forward, COMPASS must amend Communities in Motion 2040 and the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to show them as “funded.”

COMPASS is requesting your feedback on these proposed amendments, as well as on additional changes proposed for the TIP. Comments will be accepted on any or all of these proposed changes through 11:59 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Learn more and submit your comments here.

¡COMPASS busca comentarios en cambios de transporte propuestos – envíe sus comentarios antes del 23 de enero!

  • ¿Se debería ampliar la carretera interestatal 84 de Nampa a Caldwell?
  • ¿Debería el Departamento de Transporte de Idaho (ITD) comenzar el trabajo de ingeniería para extender la carretera estatal 16 a la carretera interestatal 84?
  • ¿Debería el Tránsito Regional del Valle (Valley Regional Transit) diseñar un desarrollo orientado al tránsito?

Se muestran todos estos proyectos como “no financiados” en Las Comunidades en Movimiento 2040, pero ahora se han identificado fondos para financiarlos. Para que cualquiera o todos ellos avancen, COMPASS debe modificar  Las Comunidades en Movimiento 2040, el plan de transporte regional de largo alcance para los condados de Ada y Canyon,y el Programa de Mejoramiento del Transporte Regional (TIP) para que se muestren como “financiados.”

Se aceptarán los comentarios hasta el 23:59 el 23 de enero de 2018.

Aprende más y envía comentarios aquí.

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COMPASS develops, or updates, a regional long-range transportation plan — Communities in Motion — 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 (buses, etc.) 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 (CIM 2040), was adopted in July 2014.

This plan is being updated; the update — CIM 2040 2.0 — is expected to be adopted by the COMPASS Board in December 2018.

For more information on Communities in Motion, contact Liisa Itkonen at 208/475-2241. Previous long-range transportation plans for Ada and Canyon Counties can be found in the archives.

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 (CIM 2040 2.0) Planning Process

CIM 2040 2.0 will refine the original CIM 2040 plan. To that end, the update retains 2040 as the horizon year and builds on the main tenets of CIM 2040 – namely the CIM 2040 Vision, goals, and performance measures and targets. The focus will be on additional information and analyses to support implementation and on how individual transportation components work together to form a complete, efficient transportation system for the Treasure Valley.

Future Transportation System
CIM 2040 2.0 will focus on four transportation system components, and how they integrate to comprise a complete transportation system:

In 2015 and 2016, work focused on each of the four components individually – gathering data, creating snapshots of what each looks like today, and developing a vision of what each could look like in the future, along with necessary steps to get us there.

In 2016 and 2017, several amendments to CIM 2040, were approved, moving projects from the list of unfunded needs to funded projects.

In 2017, COMPASS completed a Performance Measure Framework, funded through a Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Grant, to quantify how projects encompassing multiple transportation components can enhance the transportation system. Data from this framework, coupled with an updated CIM 2040 2.0 funding policy, CIM 2040 amendments, and other inputs, will inform the process to refine the list of prioritized projects identified in CIM 2040. The result of this work will be refined lists of funded projects and unfunded needs for CIM 2040 2.0.

In summer 2018, COMPASS will seek public feedback on the draft plan, then incorporate any changes that stem from that feedback and present the plan to the COMPASS Board of Directors for action by December.

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 DRAFT Plan Documents

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 will be an interactive web-based plan, linked to technical documents that provide additional detail and analysis. DRAFTS of these technical documents will be posted below as they are completed. Note that as these are DRAFTS, they are subject to change. In addition, some of these technical documents contain placeholders for information to be added at a later date. These placeholders are identified with pink text.

Public comment on the entire draft Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 plan will be solicited in summer 2018. Prior to that time, please direct any comments on the initial DRAFT documents below to Liisa Itkonen (208/475-2241).

DRAFT Demographic and Economic Changes (11/20/17)

DRAFT Outreach and Public Participation (10/31/2017)

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 Public Outreach and Participation

Public Involvement Plan

Treasure Valley: On the Go! Photo Contest

Image of all twelve winning photos from the Treasure Valley On the Go Photo ContestFrom August 2015 to July 2016, COMPASS asked photographers of all abilities to submit photos of four transportation components that will be the focus of CIM 2040 2.0: roadways, walking and biking, public transportation, and freight.

We received 116 photo submissions that portray the Treasure Valley’s transportation system beautifully and creatively. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to those who voted and congratulations to the 12 winning photographers! View the winning photos here, and check out all of the photo submissions in a Facebook photo album.

Quarterly Email Updates

Each quarter, COMPASS sends an email update highlighting what has occurred in the past three months and what will occur in the next three months. In addition to the quarterly email updates, COMPASS also sends emails regarding other transportation-related topics. If you'd like to be added to our email list, email aluft@compassidaho.org.

For more information on Communities in Motion, contact Liisa Itkonen at 208/475-2241.