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 Tribune are the largest newspapers in the area and explore growth issues quite regularly.

2017 Articles

Meridian Press, December 27, 2017
Dave Case appointed chairman of COMPASS Board

KTVB, December 18, 2017
Viewpoint - Growth in the Treasure Valley

Idaho Press Tribune, December 16, 2017
Caldwell Chamber calls for state aid on transportation, education

Idaho Business Review, December 15, 2017
Zoe Davis joins COMPASS as assistant planner

Idaho Statesman, December 14, 2017
Sick of two lanes on I-84 from Nampa to Caldwell? Your wish for more lanes is coming true

Idaho Press Tribune, December 14, 2017
State approves $86M additional funding to widen I-84

KTVB, December 13, 2017
ACHD has new tech to help with traffic flow

Idaho Statesman, December 1, 2017
Worried about crossing Front, Myrtle on foot? Experts are looking for solutions

Boise Dev, November 28, 2017
Fewer lanes, no bike lanes & parking on Front & Myrtle? Consultant plan is just the start

Idaho Press Tribune, September 30, 2017
ITD: Considerable amount of work to be done before I-84 widening

Meridian Press, August 23, 2017
'A balancing act': How city leaders, roads and schools deal with Meridian's population influx

Idaho Business Review, August 18, 2017
COMPASS hires two new assistant planners

Idaho Statesman, August 16, 2017
Meridian's growth changes traffic, housing, shopping

Meridian Press, August 16, 2017
Why the incredibly stong' demand in Ada County's housing market?

Idaho Statesman, August 13, 2017
Stop turning left at stoplights? Boise project models a new way to drive

Idaho Statesman, August 9, 2017
2 giant apartment complexes are planned side by side. One may be Valley's biggest ever

Meridian Press, August 4, 2017
COMPASS to host open house about proposed updates to transportation plan

Idaho Press Tribune, July 23, 2017
COMPASS seeks feedback on transportation projects in Ada, Canyon counties

Idaho Business Review, July 12, 2017
Garden City project highlights businesses and arts

Idaho Press Tribune, June 9, 2017
Mapping the road ahead: City leaders hold workshop to develop Transportion Master Plan

Idaho Press Tribune, June 6, 2017
City Council supports postponing Karcher interchange construction

KIVI, June 5, 2017
COMPASS unveils new interactive map for cyclists and pedestrians

Idaho Press Tribune, June 5, 2017
New map showcases local bicycle and pedestrian facilities

Meridian Press, June 5, 2017
COMPASS maps out walking, biking facilities in Ada, Canyon Counties

Idaho Business Review, May 10, 2017
Duane Wakan and Hunter Mulhall are principal planners at COMPASS

Times-News, May 8, 2017
Most Idahoans support idea of local sales tax for roads, poll finds

Idaho Press Tribune, April 28, 2017
2 projects planned for I-84 in Nampa, Caldwell

Idaho Press Tribune, April 28, 2017
Public input needed for I-84 widening project in Nampa

KTVB, April 28, 2017
Public input sought on I-84 widening project

Idaho Statesman, April 24, 2017
Idaho board approves $150M in bonds to address I-84

Idaho Press Tribune, April 21, 2017
Transportation board approves funding to widen I-84 in Nampa

KTVB, April 11, 2017
Governor Otter allows $320M road plan to become law

Idaho Statesman, April 11, 2017
Idaho governor allows $320M road plan to become law

The Spokesman Review, March 29, 2017
Senate, House OK $320M investment in Idaho roads

Idaho Press Tribune, March 29, 2017
Transportation bill finds favor in Senate, moves through House

Idaho Press Tribune, March 29, 2017
GARVEE bill still has hurdles before funds reach I-84 in Canyon County

Idaho Press Tribune, March 28, 2017
Legislature approves GARVEE bonds that could help I-84

Idaho Press Tribune, March 25, 2017
Editorial board: Time to fix I-84 is now

Idaho Business Review, March 24, 2017
Bus riders find merit in public transit

Idaho Press Tribune, March 23, 2017
Canyon County legislators to continue fight for I-84 funding

Idaho Press Tribune, March 22, 2017
Karcher interchange project intended to ease traffic congestion

Idaho Business Review, March 17, 2017
Commuter rail tops wish list for Treasure Valley leaders

Idaho Business Review, March 13, 2017
Open house planned on the return of the downtwon circulator

Idaho Business Review, March 10, 2017
Boise GreenBike adds bicycles and stations

Idaho Business Review, March 7, 2017
Boise's playing catch-up on bike and pedestrian paths

KBOI, March 6, 2017
No money, more problems: County leaders seek solutions to widen I-84

Idaho Business Review, March 3, 2017
Protected bike lanes make space for more cyclists

KTVB, March 3, 2017
Caldwell chamber pleads for I-84 expansion

Idaho Press Tribune, March 3, 2017
Plan to build bike path around Lake Lowell, connect cities continues

Idaho Business Review, March 3, 2017
Traditional public transit competes with sharing community

KTVB, February 27, 2017
Treasure Valley traffic congestion: When will it get better?

Idaho Business Review, February 17, 2017
Survey: Treasure Valley residents would like to see more public transit options

KTVB, February 15, 2017
GreenBike unveils new Kristen Armstrong bike

Idaho Statesman, February 10, 2017
Can we fund an attractive transit system in Boise? The answer is yes.

Idaho Business Review, February 10, 2017
Boise struggles with limited public transit options

Idaho Statesman, February 10, 2017
A champion for Treasure Valley transit is ready to roll

Idaho Press Tribune, February 10, 2017
Caldwell Chamber: Improve standard of I-84

Kuna Melba News, February 8, 2017
City council approves additional $141,000 for downtown project

Idaho Statesman, February 8, 2017
Canyon County's 'deplorable' pothole patch of I-84 needs immediate attention

Idaho Press Tribune, February 6, 2017
I-84 to be completely repaved between Nampa and Caldwell

Idaho Statesman, February 6, 2017
I-84 between Nampa, Caldwell will see overhaul this summer

Idaho Statesman, February 4, 2017
Boise's population booms, but people aren't getting on the bus

Idaho Business Review, February 3, 2017
Treasure Valley leaders face off on the future of public transit

Idaho Press Tribune, February 2, 2017
Plan calls for removing a lane of Fairview and Main in Boise's West End

Idaho Press Tribune, February 1, 2017
Interstate 84 in Canyon County is deplorable

Idaho Business Review, January 31, 2017
Valley Regional Transit buses roll ahead of peers with free Wi-Fi

Idaho Press Tribune, January 24, 2017
ITD touts success to lawmakers, funding problems loom

Idaho Business Review, January 24, 2017
In search of painless parking solution

Idaho Press Tribune, January 19, 2017
With 4-mile I-84 stretch due for repave, what about the other 3 miles in Nampa?

Idaho Statesman, January 18, 2017
Achievements by Treasure Valley companies: January-February 2017

Idaho Press Tribune, January 18, 2017
State approves $14 million to repave I-84 west of Nampa

Times-News, January 15, 2017
Should Idaho expand local option taxing beyond resort cities?

Idaho Press Tribune, January 15, 2017
Editorial: Potholes on I-84 are an embarrassment

Idaho Statesman, January 14, 2017
A bike path paralleling railroad tracks could one day link Nampa, Meridian and Boise

Idaho Statesman, January 11, 2017
First snow. The cold. Then a thaw. And now, potholes.

Idaho Press Tribune, January 11, 2017
Holey potholes! Departments make emergency fixes to I-84

Idaho Press Tribune, January 10, 2017
Offices in downtown vs suburbia: A matter of space

Idaho Press Tribune, January 8, 2017
Editorial: Transportation, education top our legislative wish list

Idaho Business Review, January 10, 2017
Offices in downtown vs, suburbia: A matter of space

Idaho Statesman, January 6, 2017
Yes, we should rebuild highways and airports - but the money won't fall from the sky

Idaho Business Review, January 5, 2017
COMPASS honors 8th annual Leadership in Motion recipients