What's New

COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan (8/22/2018)

2018 Change in Motion Scorecard (8/21/2018)

Leadership in Motion Award Nominations (8/8/2018)

Submit your nominations now for the 2018 COMPASS Leadership in Motion awards. The awards recognize businesses, individuals, and projects that have demonstrated leadership in supporting Communities in Motion 2040, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties.

Learn more about award criteria and categories and submit your nominations.

Learn about last year’s winners.

Nominations must be received by NOON, Friday, September 28, 2018.


Public Comment Requested on Regional Transportation Plans and Projects

August 1 – August 30, 2018

Public comments are now being accepted on:

Learn more, review materials, and submit comments.

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Comments must be submitted in writing and received no later than 11:59 pm, Thursday, August 30, 2018.

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.


COMPASS Freight Study - Final Report (6/18/2018)

This study examines the transportation and land use needs of freight-dependent regional industries, including manufacturing, technology, agriculture, and warehousing/distribution, and organizes the findings for consideration in the COMPASS multimodal long-range transportation plan, CIM 2040 2.0. Learn more here: COMPASS Freight Study - Final Report


2018 COMPASS Education Series Presents: "Passenger Rail: Lessons from the Salt Lake Valley" by Steve Meyer, Transit District of Utah - June 6 and 7, 2018 (5/14/2018)

The Transit District of Utah (formerly Utah Transit Authority) serves a six county, 1,500 square mile service area with bus, rail, paratransit, vanpool, and other mobility services. 

Steve Meyer, Interim Executive Director of the Transit District of Utah, will discuss how they achieved this success and lead a discussion on how lessons learned from the Salt Lake Valley can apply locally.

For more information, and to RSVP, visit the 2018 COMPASS Education Series page.


Public Comment Opportunity: Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment (5/14/2018)

Comments are being accepted on proposed amendments tothe Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The City of Eagle applied for a new project to add a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the North Channel of the Boise River in the City of Eagle. The bridge would be adjacent to State Highway 55 (Eagle Road) on the west side of the highway, connecting existing pathways to the north and south of the river.

Learn more:

Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than 11:59 pm Monday, May 14, 2018, at 11:59 pm, to

Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner

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


Public Comment Opportunity: COMPASS Public Participation Plan (April 30 – June 17, 2018) (4/27/2018)
COMPASS is requesting feedback from April 30 – June 17, 2018, on its Public Participation Plan – a guide that describes how COMPASS will engage with the public on its plans and planning processes. The Public Participation Plan is part of a larger COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan. While COMPASS is specifically seeking feedback on the Public Participation Plan, public comments will be accepted on any part of the overall COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan.

Learn more, review the plan, and submit comments online at

Questions? Need assistance? Contact COMPASS at or 208/475-2229.


2018 Population Estimates (4/16/2018)

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. (3/23/2018)
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.