Products, Services, and Data

Park and Ride

Park and ride lots are designated locations for people to leave a vehicle (e.g., a car or bicycle) to transfer to another mode of transportation, such as a bus, carpool, or vanpool, to reach their final destination. Providing park and ride lots is one way to help decrease the demand on the transportation system, providing an alternative to increasing the supply, such as widening roads. Benefits include reduced traffic congestion, fewer cars driving and parking in downtowns and activity centers, and reduced vehicle emissions.

Park and ride lots are an important part of a regional transportation system because they improve access to other modes, such as buses and vanpools, and reduce traffic for all modes. COMPASS seeks to achieve a regional park and ride system to improve transportation options and efficiency for all communities and travelers in the Treasure Valley region.



COMPASS Regional Park and Ride Study

COMPASS is leading a regional park and ride study that will result in a park and ride plan for the Treasure Valley. The plan will include strategies for locating and servicing park and ride lots throughout the region to best support transportation modes beyond single-occupancy vehicles, such as transit, vanpools, carpools, biking, and walking, to create a more mobile and connected future in the Treasure Valley.


Study Process and Schedule

The regional park and ride study launched in June 2020. The final plan will be completed and available in early 2021.


Relationship to Other Plans

The regional park and ride study will advance the goals of Communities in Motion 2040 2.0, Valley Regional Transit’s ValleyConnect 2.0 plan, Ada County Highway District’s Strategic Plan 2035, and other local plans. The study and resulting plan will also feed into Communities in Motion 2050.


Study Data and Reports

Park and Ride Study: Final Report

Park and Ride Study Infographic

Existing Conditions Analysis

Future Conditions and Typologies

Best Practices


Learn more

Reports, analyses, and other materials developed as part of the study will be published regularly on this site. If you have questions about the study or would like additional information, please contact Rachel Haukkala at