Communication and Public Awareness


We do our best to compile articles that appear in newspapers and magazines about transportation and growth issues in the Treasure Valley. The Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press are the largest newspapers in the area and explore growth issues quite regularly.



Idaho Press, November 14, 2019
Census Bureau in search of Idaho-based employees



Idaho Business Review, October 25, 2019
Kicking the can down the road on highway funding

KIVI, October 23, 2019
What challenges do you face with transportation? COMPASS wants to know

Idaho Press, October 19, 2019
Ada County, aiming to be a 'connector,' asks public for help in determining growth policies

Idaho Statesman, October 8, 2019
As Boise grows, what would you like to see come to the Treasure Valley?


Idaho Press, September 26, 2019
The most popular places to move to Ada County from? California and Canyon County

Idaho Press, September 23, 2019
Guest column: What kind of Treasure Valley do you want in the future?

Meridian Press, September 20, 2019
Rails with trails project sees movement in Meridian; 35-mile pathway would run through Meridian, Boise, Nampa

BoiseDev, September 16, 2019
What will the Treasure Valley's future look like? Planning agency wants your vision

Idaho Press, September 13, 2019
Eagle takes steps to make pedestrian, bike crossing over State Street a reality

KTVB, September 9, 2019
'Distracted driving is an epidemic': Safe driving advocate visits Meridian, describes his personal loss



Idaho Statesman, August 25, 2019
Treasure Valley faces region wide problems. Its fragmented governments don't solve them

Idaho Press, August 11, 2019
COMPASS asks for public comment on proposed projects

Idaho Statesman, August 11, 2019
A 2007 report predicted trouble unless Valley leaders disciplined growth. They didn't.

KTVB, August 11, 2019
Here's what the Treasure Valley can learn about light rails from Portland and Salt Lake City

Idaho Statesman, August 7, 2019
The highway brings semi trucks through downtown Nampa. The city wants it moved



Idaho Press, July 2, 2019
Officials estimate 14K more cars on Eagle Road daily by 2040



Idaho Press, June 24, 2019
Gov. Little forms new census committee

Idaho Statesman, June 23, 2019
Drivers have wanted this stretch of I-84 widened for a decade. It's finally happening.

Idaho Press, June 20, 2019
Transit advocates want option of local sales tax



Idaho Business Review, May 20, 2019
Former Portland Mayor: Find regional solutions to growth issues

Idaho Press, May 17, 2019
New construction means big increases in Meridian's market value

Idaho Business Review, May 17, 2019
Morgan Andrus joins COMPASS as an executive assistant

Kuna Melba News, May 8, 2019
Kuna receives $500K grant for downtown revitalization

KBOI, May 5, 2019
Traffic in the Treasure Valley has 'definitely gotten worse' as volume increases

KTVB, May 6, 2019
Is Treasure Valley traffic really that much worse than it was a few years ago?



KTVB, April 26, 2019
Then and now: See how the Treasure Valley has grown in the last 100 years

KSL, April 26, 2019
Treasure Valley could reach 1 million residents by 2040

KTVB, April 25, 2019
Is the Treasure Valley ready for the massive population growth expected in 2040?

Idaho Statesman, April 25, 2019
Experts thought Meridian would have 150,000 people by 2040. They don't think that now.

KTVB, April 23, 2019
Nampa becomes third Idaho city to reach 100,000 residents, Treasure Valley passes 710,000 population mark

Idaho Press, April 22, 2019
Nampa population tops 100,000 according to COMPASS estimates

Idaho Statesman, April 22, 2019
Growth persists: Nampa is Idaho's third city to surpass this population milestone

Idaho News, April 22, 2019
COMPASS: Nampa population nearly doubles in size since 2000

Meridian Press, April 19, 2019
Meridian expects 150,000 residents by 2030

Idaho Statesman, April 16, 2019
Suburban apartments boom, but these islands in parking lots cost more than Boise's

KTVB, April 8, 2019
Improved public transportation could ease Treasure Valley traffic congestion but faces challenges

KTVB, April 7, 2019
What could ease the Treasure Valley's traffic congestion?

Idaho Press, April 2, 2019
Meridian approves more new residential, commercial permits than Nampa, Boise in FY2018



Idaho Statesman, March 8, 2019
Ada County's population grew 3.6 percent last year. Here's what that means for you.

Idaho Press, March 4, 2019
Meridian City Council bumps up priority of Linder Road overpass

Idaho Press, March 2, 2019
Cities see boost in building permits in 2018, major growth in residential development



KTVB, February 11, 2019
Are you a frustrated Boise-area commuter? It could be a lot worse, study shows

The Municipal, February 4, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation makes huge investment in Idaho



Idaho Press, January 29, 2019
COMPASS says VRT changes are a symptom of lack of transit funding

KIVI Boise, January 10, 2019
The future of "Safe Routes to School" in the Treasure Valley

Kuna Melba News, January 8, 2019
COMPASS board adopts updated long-range transportation plan including funded, unfunded projects

Idaho Press, January 6, 2019
Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session

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