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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 will be accepted on any or all of these proposed changes through 11:59 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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.”
Se aceptarán los comentarios hasta el 23:59 el 23 de enero de 2018.

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.


COMPASS Leadership in Motion awards (12/18/2017)
COMPASS 2017 Leadership in Motion award winners were announced on December 18, 2017. Congratulations to all of our winners!


COMPASS releases FY2017 Annual Report (11/27/2017)
COMPASS' FY2017 Annual Report showcases its role as the forum for regional collaboration in southwest Idaho that helps maintain a healthy and economically vibrant region, offering people choices in how and where they live, work, play, and travel. Hear from COMPASS Executive Director Matt Stoll and review the annual report here.


Call for Projects – Phase I – Due December 4, 2017 (11/6/2017)

If you have a transportation-related project idea, let us help you find funding for it!
Learn more here.


Public Comment Open for Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment (10/31/2017)
Comments are being accepted on proposed amendments tothe Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The proposed amendment would add a $4.8 million project for advanced traffic signals at intersections throughout the Boise area and remove a public transportation vehicle replacement project in the Nampa area.

Learn more:

Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than 11:59 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017, to Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner.

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


Public Comment Open for Communities in Motion 2040 and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments (8/27/2017)

Comments are being accepted on proposed changes to Communities in Motion 2040 (CIM 2040), the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, and the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The first proposed change would add an environmental study on I-84 between the Karcher Road Interchange and the City of Caldwell to both CIM 2040 and the TIP. Construction would remain “unfunded.”

Additionally, proposed changes to the TIP would add, change, or remove projects located in Canyon County. Learn more:

Comments were accepted through September 11, 2017. The public comment period has now closed.


Leadership in Motion Award Nominations (8/7/2017)
Submit your nominations now for the 2017 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 are now closed. Recipients will be notified in late November and awards will be presented on December 18, 2017. Recipients will be posted online at immediately following the award ceremony. Watch for your opportunity to submit nominations for 2018 Leadership in Motion awards in August 2018.


Public Comment Requested on Regional Transportation Plans and Projects

July 17 – August 15, 2017
Public comments are now being accepted on:

Comments were accepted through August 15, 2017. The public comment period has now closed.