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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. 

Need assistance in applying for funding? Contact Toni Tisdale (475-2238) or Kathy Parker (475-2240), or complete a service request form.

FY2017-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

COMPASS seeks public comment on transportation projects in the DRAFT FY2017-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), August 19 – September 19, 2016.

Learn more and comment below or plan to attend an open house on Thursday, August 25, 2016. The open house will include brief project-specific presentations beginning at 6:00 pm.

Each year, COMPASS creates a budget that shows how federal transportation dollars – for roads, transit, and other forms of transportation – will be spent in the Treasure Valley over the next five years.

The budget, called the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), along with the associated Air Quality Conformity Demonstration for Northern Ada County and the federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit, are open for comment through 11:59 pm, Monday, September 19, 2016. The COMPASS public participation process is being used to satisfy Valley Regional Transit’s urbanized area formula grant Program of Projects public outreach requirement.

Please keep in mind that additional changes, including changes based on public comment, could occur throughout the final stages of public comment and development of the TIP.

Comment Materials

  • Draft FY2017–2021 TIP – three formats available for review
        • Includes the federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit [also linked separately below]
        • Most detailed information of the three formats
    • Draft basic project list
        • Same projects as the detailed list above, but with only high level information
    • Draft major changes list
        • Only includes those projects which are new or changed from the current [FY2016-2020] TIP

Additional information

Submit Comments

Comments must be submitted in writing and received no later than 11:59 pm, Monday, September 19, 2016. Comment forms and TIP materials are available:

Send comments to COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID  83642;; or fax to 208/855-2559

Open House

Staff will be available to answer questions and take comments at an open house:

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
    • Brief presentations from COMPASS and local transportation agency staff will begin at 6:00 pm.
  • COMPASS: 700 NE 2nd Street, Meridian

If you have questions or need additional information, but can’t make it to the open house, call 208/855-2558, or email

Those needing assistance, including assistance in submitting written comments, may call 208/855-2558 with 48 hours advance notice. Personas que necesitan asistencia, favor de llamar al número 208/855-2558 con 48 horas de anticipación.

Borrador del Programa de Mejoramiento de Tránsito Regional, Años Fiscales 2017 – 2021

COMPASS busca comentarios en un presupuesto que muestra dónde los dólares federales de transporte se gastarán en los próximos cinco años en los condados de Ada y Canyon (año fiscal 2017-2021). El presupuesto, llamado el Programa de Mejoramiento del Tránsito Regional (TIP), incluye el Programa federal de los Proyectos propuestos para financiación por el Tránsito Regional del Valle de 2017. El proceso de participación pública del COMPASS está siendo utilizado para satisfacer programa fórmula subvención área urbanizada del Tránsito Regional del Valle de proyectos requisito de divulgación pública.

Además, COMPASS busca comentarios con una demostración de conformidad de la calidad del aire para el norte del condado de Ada. Se requiere esta demostración en unas áreas, tal como el norte del condado de Ada, donde la calidad del aire no cumplía con las normas federales en el pasado. La demostración debe mostrar que los proyectos que figuran en el TIP ya cumplen con los planes de calidad del aire del estado.

Casa Abierta

El personal estará disponible para responder preguntas y tomar los comentarios en una casa abierta:

  • Jueves, el 25 de Agosto, 2016
  • 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
    • Presentaciones breves comienzan a las 6:00 pm
  • COMPASS: 700 NE 2nd Street, Meridian

Folleto del TIP


Enlace a más information y materiales para comentario público (Inglés). Llame a 855-2558 para solicitor la lista de proyectos del TIP en Español.

Personas que necesitan asistencia, favor de llamar al número 208/855-2558 con 48 horas de anticipación.

FY2016-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

FY2016-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (5 KB) (8/10/16)

Summary of All Amendments (Updated 8/10/16)

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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