The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is a forum for regional collaboration that helps maintain a healthy and economically vibrant region, offering people choices in how and where they live, work, play, and travel. COMPASS serves as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho.
In July, 2015, General Fund transfers to the Highway Account and Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund were authorized. These transfers will help maintain Highway Trust Fund solvency through the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2016.
However, it is important to remember that many programs funded through the Highway Trust Fund are only authorized through October 29, 2015. So although Trust Fund balances are currently expected to be sufficient to avoid the potential of cash management until mid-November, the failure of Congress to act prior to October 29 will prevent new obligations from the Highway and Transit programs --including grant awards, infrastructure loans, and even DOT payroll-- and will further affect reimbursements to States.