What's New

2018 Population Estimates

The COMPASS Board of Directors accepted the 2018 population estimates for Ada and Canyon Counties on April 16, 2018. While the estimates reflect the significant growth throughout the valley, the City of Meridian stands out with a significant milestone: surpassing a population of 100,000. View the 2018 population estimates.

2018 COMPASS Education Series Presents: "It All Adds Up: How Planning Decisions Affect the Bottom Line" by Carson Bise, TischlerBise, Inc.
This presentation will discuss how land use decisions affect a community’s fiscal condition. It will provide the audience with real-world examples of how revenue structures, levels of service, and other major assumptions affect the fiscal impacts of growth. For more information, visit the 2018 COMPASS Education Series page.

Public Comment Opportunity: Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment (2/21/2018)
Comments are being accepted on proposed amendments tothe Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
The proposed amendment would add a hydraulic study at the Boise River Bridge on US-95 near the City of Parma and remove a study regarding statewide urban funding allocation.

Learn more:

2018 COMPASS Education Series Presents: "Planning for an Uncertain Future" by Lorna Parkins, Michael Baker International
Metropolitan regions like the Treasure Valley are required to plan 20 or more years into the future for their transportation needs. This task is more challenging than ever as we face dramatic changes in technology as well as economic and demographic shifts that will affect transportation and our communities. Join the conversation about what’s driving change and exploratory planning tools to understand and prepare for a future that is certain to be unpredictable. For more information, visit the 2018 COMPASS Education Series page.

COMPASS FY2018 Budget Summary (2/15/2018)
Learn about how COMPASS allocates its budget to align with its regional roles in the FY2018 budget summary.

Proposed transportation changes – submit your comments by January 23! (1/9/2018)

  • 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 were accepted through November 14, 2017. The public comment period has now closed.

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.”

Aprende más y envía comentarios aquí.


Interstate 84/184 Detour Plan Now Available (1/3/2018)
The I-84/I-184 Detour Plan provides transportation and emergency response agencies easy access to possible detours in response to a planned event or unexpected incident. The detours are accessible through an Online Incident Detour Map and in a PDF map book. Learn more here.