Should I-84 be widened in Nampa? Submit your comments by May 14! (4/28/2017)
The Idaho Transportation Department is proposing to widen Interstate 84 in Nampa between the Karcher Road (Midland Boulevard) interchange and the Franklin Boulevard interchange.
For this to happen, COMPASS must amend the regional long-range transportation plan (Communities in Motion 2040) and the regional budget of federal transportation funding, called the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP.
COMPASS is requesting feedback on these proposed amendments – should Communities in Motion 2040 and TIP be amended to add this widening project?
Comments will be accepted through 11:59 pm, Sunday, May 14, 2017. The public comment period for this amendment has now closed.
COMPASS education series presents: Active Transportation and Economic Development
COMPASS is proud to welcome Liz Thorstensen, Rails to Trails Conservancy, to discuss active transportation in two unique presentations:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 6:00pm - 8:00pm public presentation: Trails, Paths, and Dollars - Oh My!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 9:00am - 12:00pm workshop: Active Transportation and Economic Development - Tools, data, and strategies to make the connection in your community
Both presentations are free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here.
COMPASS education series presents: Risk and Resiliency: Are You Ready for Whatever Comes? (4/3/17)
Join COMPASS on Wednesday, April 26, for a practical overview of how local and regional agencies can consider resiliency and risk in their planning processes, including long-range planning, asset management, and more. This half-day technical workshop, presented by Tom Grose and Larry Redd, P.E., of Cambridge Systematics, will cover the “what,” “why,” and “how” of resiliency planning, and share quality examples from around the country. Participants will begin the resiliency planning process during the workshop by creating “risk registers” for their jurisdictions – a first step toward collaborative agreement on what risks are most likely and what the likely impacts of those risk might be. Learn more and RSVP here.
Public Comment Open for Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments (3/16/2017)
Comments are being accepted on proposed amendments to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) requests the addition of bridge rehabilitation project along the US 20 corridor in downtown Boise.
Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than 11:59 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017, to Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner.
COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642
Public Comment Open on Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment (1/31/2017)
Comments are being accepted on proposed amendments to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to adjust segments considered for rehabilitation work on bridges. The proposed changes are relatively minor in nature to provide clarification on locations of bridge work within the project. Originally, the project description reported all segments were on I-84, although one is on I-184, and one is on SH-21.
Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 11:59 pm to:
Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner
COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642
COMPASS Announces 2016 Leadership in Motion Award Winners
COMPASS 2016 Leadership in Motion award winners were announced on December 19, 2016. Congratulations to all of our winners!
COMPASS Receives Idaho Transportation Department 2016 Excellence in Transportation - Transportation Planning Award (11/17/2016)
COMPASS received the 2016 Excellence in Transportation - Planning award from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) on November 17, 2016. Each year, the department recognizes one transportation planning project in Idaho; COMPASS was recognized for its 2015 Agricultural Freight Study. The study examines how our transportation network currently accommodates agricultural freight movements in Ada and Canyon Counties in an effort to better support and plan for agricultural transportation needs in the next regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion 2040 2.0.
Public Comment Open on Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment (11/15/2016)
Comments are being accepted on proposed amendments to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to add, remove, and change projects in Ada and Canyon Counties.
The proposed amendments would add an interchange replacement project at Blacks Creek Road and I-84 in Ada County, widen a portion of State Highway 44 in the City of Eagle, and add a transit oriented development planning project for State Street in the City of Boise. In addition, several projects are under consideration for funding through a statewide process, including possibly adding two intersection improvement projects in the Cities of Boise and Nampa, three bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects in the City of Nampa, and a safety project to add reflectivity on signals in Ada and Canyon Counties. The amendments would also remove two pavement re-striping projects on Interstate 84 and change the description to extend the length of a pavement preservation project in Canyon and Owyhee Counties.
COMPASS Releases FY2016 Annual Report
The annual report for fiscal year 2016 highlights accomplishments from October 2015 through September 2016. The report recounts the year’s activities by highlighting key accomplishments “by the numbers.” The report also showcases new initiatives, such as developing a framework that can be used to compare the costs and benefits of transportation projects against regional goals and hiring a new staff person dedicated to assisting COMPASS member agencies in preparing for and pursuing grant funding to help move locally and regionally important projects from the “concept” to “complete.”