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Regional Long-Range Transportation Plans
Federal regulations require that metropolitan planning organizations develop long-range transportation plans, which must be updated every 4 years. These plans help ensure our roads, bridges, and transportation services (buses, etc.) are ready for the future. Planning helps prioritize projects based on public input and how the region is likely to grow.
The COMPASS Board of Directors adopted Communities in Motion 2040 as the new regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties at its July 21, 2014, Board meeting. Communities in Motion 2040 plans to the year 2040 and replaces Communities in Motion 2035, which can be found in the Archives.
While the current plan is being implemented, it is also being simultaneously updated. The update — CIM 2040 2.0 — is expected to be adopted by the COMPASS Board in 2018.
For more information on the regional long-range transportation plans, contact Liisa Itkonen, 208-475-2241.
Communities in Motion 2040
Communities in Motion looks 25 years into the future to plan for the Treasure Valley’s transportation needs.
The plan will affect how and where transportation funds are spent in the valley, which will affect you and your community for many years to come. However, there isn't enough money to pay for everything that is planned.
The Communities in Motion Implementation Guidebook outlines strategies for land use and transportation necessary to move the Communities in Motion vision into action.
- Communities in Motion Implementation Guidebook (entire) (21MB)
- Introduction (3.4MB)
- Section 1a, Developments (7.9MB)
- Section 1b, Developments (7.5MB)
- Section 2, Transit (1.8MB)
- Section 3, Recommendations, Glossary, and Appendix (1MB)
Communities in Motion Annual Performance Monitoring Reports
One of the provisions of Communities in Motion is the development and implementation of an annual performance monitoring report that “summarizes progress toward achieving alternative transportation and desired land use objectives.” Each year, factors that depict progress on meeting goals of the plan are evaluated and summarized. The importance of the data grows as information is tracked across time. As data accumulate, the results will portray how the region is moving forward with Communities in Motion.