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Communities in Motion 2040 2.0

COMPASS develops, or updates, a regional long-range transportation plan — Communities in Motion — for Ada and Canyon Counties every four years. These plans look 20+ years into the future to help ensure our roads, bridges, and transportation services (buses, etc.) are ready by helping prioritize projects based on public input and how the region is likely to grow.

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 was adopted by the COMPASS Board of Directors in December 2018. It is an online plan, with a printable summary brochure and technical documents. The next plan update is scheduled for completion by December 2022.


Previous long-range transportation plans for Ada and Canyon Counties can be found in the archives.

View federal approval letter for transportation conformity (2/1/2019)

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 (CIM 2040 2.0) Planning Process

CIM 2040 2.0 refines the original CIM 2040 plan. It retains 2040 as the horizon year and builds on the main tenets of CIM 2040 – namely the CIM 2040 Visiongoals, and performance measures and targets. CIM 2040 2.0 provides a more in-depth look at individual transportation components and how they work together to form a complete, efficient transportation system for the Treasure Valley. In addition, CIM 2040 2.0 refines transportation priorities and includes additional topics, such as travel and tourism, resilience, and new technologies.

Future Transportation System
CIM 2040 2.0 focuses on four transportation system components, and how they integrate to comprise a complete transportation system:

COMPASS developed a Performance Measure Framework, funded through a Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Grant, to quantify how projects encompassing multiple transportation components can enhance the transportation system. Data from this framework, coupled with an updated CIM 2040 2.0 funding policy, CIM 2040 amendments, and other inputs, informed the process to refine the list of prioritized projects identified in CIM 2040. This work resulted in refined lists of funded projects and unfunded needs in CIM 2040 2.0.

Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 Public Outreach and Participation

Treasure Valley: On the Go! Photo Contest

Image of all twelve winning photos from the Treasure Valley On the Go Photo ContestFrom August 2015 to July 2016, COMPASS asked photographers of all abilities to submit photos of four transportation components that will be the focus of CIM 2040 2.0: roadways, walking and biking, public transportation, and freight.

We received 116 photo submissions that portray the Treasure Valley’s transportation system beautifully and creatively. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to those who voted and congratulations to the 12 winning photographers! View the winning photos here, and check out all of the photo submissions in a Facebook photo album.

Quarterly Email Updates

Each quarter, COMPASS sends an email update highlighting what has occurred in the past three months and what will occur in the next three months. In addition to the quarterly email updates, COMPASS also sends emails regarding other transportation-related topics. If you'd like to be added to our email list, email

For more information on Communities in Motion, contact Liisa Itkonen at 208/475-2241.