Communication and Public Awareness
Leadership in Motion Awards
Each year, COMPASS presents Leadership in Motion awards to businesses, individuals, and projects that have demonstrated leadership in supporting the goals of vision of Communities in Motion. COMPASS announced the recipients of the 2016 Leadership in Motion awards on December 19, 2016. Find out who won and learn more about the Leadership in Motion awards program here.
- COMPASS Associate Planner Tom Laws received the American Trails 2017 Outstanding Trail Leader Award for Idaho on May 7, 2017, at the International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio. The Outstanding Trail Leader Award recognizes individuals who have made compelling and significant contributions to trails and pathways in their home state. Learn more here.
- COMPASS received the 2016 Excellence in Transportation - Planning award from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) on November 17, 2016. Each year, the department recognizes one transportation planning project in Idaho; COMPASS was recognized for its 2015 Agricultural Freight Study. The study examines how our transportation network currently accommodates agricultural freight movements in Ada and Canyon Counties in an effort to better support and plan for agricultural transportation needs in the next regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion 2040 2.0.
- COMPASS Associate Planner Tom Laws received the 2016 Idaho APA Planning Tool or Implementation Award on October 12, 2016 for the COMPASS bicycle and pedestrian counting project. The project is the first of its kind in Idaho and provides information such as the numbers of bicyclists and pedestrians using certain routes, and the days of week and times of day they are using them. View a short video about the project here.
- COMPASS earned the Platinum Level Alternative Transportation Champion Award for the eighth year in a row in the 2016 May in Motion competition. May in Motion is a month-long promotion to reward employers for educating their employees about transportation-related issues, and encouraging their use of transportation alternatives by providing facility and program support. The platinum level is the highest level achievable in the competition.
- COMPASS earned the Idaho Smart Growth 2015 Grow Smart award for Communities in Motion 2040, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, on November 12, 2015. This award acknowledges smart growth principles, such as providing a variety of transportation and housing choices, creating walkable neighborhoods, fostering attractive communities with a distinct sense of place, and encouraging community collaboration.
- COMPASS received the 2015 Excellence in Transportation - Planning award from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) on October 22, 2015. Each year, the department recognizes one transportation planning project in Idaho; COMPASS was recognized for its work on "Bridging Regional and Local Planning" using a development review checklist and other tools to integrate transportation and land use planning in Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho.
- COMPASS earned the Platinum Level Alternative Transportation Champion Award for the seventh year in a row in the 2015 May in Motion competition. May in Motion is a month-long promotion to reward employers for educating their employees about transportation-related issues and encouraging their use of in transportation alternatives. The platinum level is the highest level achievable in the competition.