Of those crashes…
Those are sobering statistics that COMPASS is working to change.
As a planning organization, COMPASS’ primary “tool” to improve transportation safety is to ensure that safety benefits are a key consideration when selecting projects for federal funding through the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, or “TIP.” The TIP also includes an analysis of how each safety-related project is expected to decrease fatalities and serious injuries. COMPASS also promotes safety through educational events, outreach, and sharing data.
How do we know if we are making a difference? The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has adopted statewide targets for reductions in transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries. COMPASS is working with ITD to support these statewide targets. Measuring progress – or lack of progress – toward these targets will inform future decisions on addressing safety issues.