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Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-range (3-5 year) capital improvement program (budget) of transportation projects consistent with federal regulations and area policies and strategies. The TIP lists all projects for which federal funds are anticipated, along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. The TIP represents the transportation improvement priorities of the region and is required by federal law. The list includes roadway and public transit projects. For more information contact: Toni Tisdale, 475-2238.

COMPASS produces a regional TIP for both the Northern Ada County and Nampa Urbanized Area and updates the document annually. The list of TIP projects must be endorsed by the COMPASS Board. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that all projects in the TIP be derived from an approved long range transportation plan, meet air quality requirements and be financially constrained to the amount of funds that are expected to be available. The TIP shows the estimated costs and projected construction schedule of transportation projects. The TIP brochure describes in more detail how the TIP is developed. (English/Español)

The Idaho Transportation Department’s Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP) and Ada County Highway District’s Integrated Five-Year Work Plan provide information on additional transportation projects not included in the TIP.

COMPASS is developing a framework that will provide objective information to allow decision-makers to compare different projects on a level playing field. This process will be used in prioritizing projects for inclusion in the TIP. With this process, projects that “score” higher regarding meeting performance targets will be prioritized higher for inclusion in the TIP.

Beginning in January 2016, the TIP will show how projects correlate with CIM performance measures. This reporting will not only allow a reader to easily see how individual projects help achieve CIM goals, but it will also provide additional accountability for the project sponsor and decision-makers, as they must be able to clearly demonstrate the relationship between projects and CIM goals. 

More information on understanding the TIP:

FY2016-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program


Comments are being accepted on the following proposed amendments to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

  • The City of Kuna proposes to add a project to improve infrastructure in downtown Kuna, including widening sidewalks, installing lighting, and streetscaping.
  • The City of Nampa has requested to remove two alternative transportation (bicycle/pedestrian) projects and move funds to an underfunded project to improve pedestrian facilities near Nampa High School.
  • The Idaho Transportation Department has requested to change the scope of a project at the intersection of US 20/26 and Farmway Road in Canyon County to square up the intersection to 90 degrees in all four directions. Currently there is a 20 degree skew, causing long semis to go off the road in certain turning movements.

Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than 11:59 pm Thursday, June 9, 2016 to:

Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner
COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID  83642
Direct: 208/475-2238
Fax: 208/855-2559

View the full description of each project, including the scheduled costs.

FY2016-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (5 KB) (5/16/16)

Summary of All Amendments (Updated 4/20/16)

Public Involvement Plans

Annual Listing of Projects

Policies and Procedures

Transportation Service Coordination Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (3D LMMN Plan)

Transportation Services Coordination Plans are developed to maximize existing public transportation services, increase the efficiency of those services, and secure additional funding for these services. Specifically, they fulfill a federal requirement to develop a plan to access applicable Federal Transit Administration funds.

Project Prioritization Process


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