People, Structure, and Committees
COMPASS is a collaborative organization bringing together multiple jurisdictions to make joint decisions about regional transportation. Workgroup and committee meetings provide a forum to discuss transportation planning issues, recommend improvements to procedures and products, and prioritize regional transportation investments. Since participation is the essence of COMPASS workgroups and committees, members are encouraged to attend.
For more information on specific workgroups, including upcoming meeting dates and past meeting notes, please contact the staff members listed below.
The Active Transportation Workgroup will provide feedback into the development and implementation of the Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan. The plan includes stakeholder coordination, planning and analysis, data collection, and member agency decision support. The Active Transportation Workgroup will also provide guidance in the development of the bicycle/pedestrian component of the Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 (CIM 2040 2.0) plan.
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Advisory Workgroup is to provide guidance and feedback for the development of the COMPASS Housing Coordination Plan.
Demographic data are the most important inputs into the travel demand model, help establish member dues, and support local land use and transportation planning. The Demographic Advisory Workgroup provides expert guidance and feedback on COMPASS demographic and growth tracking projects.
The Freight Advisory Workgroup will advise and provide input on freight-related issues and needs, and help integrate freight into Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 (CIM 2040 2.0). The workgroup will facilitate information sharing and coordination among organizations, and advocate for freight considerations in transportation project prioritization and implementation.
The purpose of the Grant Resource Alignment Workgroup is to strategize and collaborate among partnering agencies in creating an annual calendar for grant resources to maximize funding for projects that meet the goals of the Communities in Motion 2050 (CIM 2050) long-range transportation plan. The workgroup will facilitate information sharing and coordination among organizations and advocate for grant considerations in transportation project prioritization and implementation.
The purpose of the Planning and Environmental Linkages Workgroup is to develop a scope of work for the forthcoming COMPASS High-Capacity Transit Planning and Environmental Linkages Study (“HC-PEL Study”). The scope of work will be completed no later than March 2023 and will include identification of components, phasing, and goals of the HC-PEL Study.
The Public Participation Workgroup will assist and advise COMPASS staff on COMPASS public involvement and outreach activities.Staff contact: Amy Luft, (208) 475-2229
FY2023 Workgroup Charter
Public Participation Workgroup Membership Application (To fill out the form electronically, download the form and save it to your computer first, then complete using the saved form)
The Public Transportation Workgroup will develop and recommend components and phasing (timeline) of the public transportation system in the Treasure Valley. Work will focus on meeting regional public transportation needs in the two counties to improve mobility and access, and maximize transportation investments.
The Regional Geographic Advisory Workgroup will advise and assist with regional GIS issues and tasks such as orthophotography and the Regional Data Center.
The Regional Operations Workgroup will focus on multimodal transportation system efficiency, reliability, safety, and ease of use as it relates to the regional planning process, including planning for operations through a coordinated approach to multimodal system operations, ITS data management, and maintenance of related planning documents.
The Rural Prioritization Process Workgroup will develop a recommended priority list for rural programs managed by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC). Work will focus on determining the most beneficial rural projects in Ada and Canyon Counties to maximize rural transportation funding and bring more funding into the region.