Communication and Public Awareness

News Releases - 2009

News releases regarding COMPASS are found here, with the most recent listed first.

December 23, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) has established its positions on transportation issues likely to be on the table during the upcoming 2010 legislative session.

December 21, 2009
News Release: The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) presented six Leadership in Motion awards earlier today at its annual holiday Board luncheon. Link to additional information.

December 7, 2009
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is pleased to announce Boise City Councilwoman Elaine Clegg has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO).

October 9, 2009
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will be holding three open houses to receive input into the update of the Treasure Valley’s regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion.

September 25, 2009
News Release: COMPASS Seeks Public Comment on Regional Transportation Projects: September 22 through October 21, 2009. Projects will be on display at COMPASS on October 6, 2009. Link to related documents

August 28, 2009
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will host a transportation forum for state and local elected officials with U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson and Walt Minnick on Monday, August 31, 2009.

August 21, 2009
COMPASS requests public comment on its updated Public Involvement Policy. The COMPASS Public Involvement Policy, originally adopted by the COMPASS Board in 1994, provides general guidance for involving the public in the transportation planning process.  The document is evaluated and updated, as appropriate, every three years. It was last updated in 2006 and is being updated again now. Your comments are requested on updates to the policy. Changes to the policy are clearly noted: new language is underlined and language to be removed is stricken out.

August 4, 2009
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) has opened nominations for the 2009 Leadership in Motion awards. Nominations may be made online at www.compassidaho.org/comm/lim-awards.htm and must be received by September 15, 2009.

July 24, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) approved seven projects for application for funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program at its July 20, 2009, Board meeting.

June 19, 2009
Meridian, ID – The Board of Directors of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) voted to decrease membership dues by 10% for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 at its June 15, 2009, Board meeting.

May 26, 2009
This notice is to amend the FY2009-2013 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) with one additional project. On May 21, 2009, the Idaho Transportation Board selected projects for funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus). The funding source is specifically for enhancements to the transportation system, including landscaping, sidewalks, etc… One of the selected projects is in Ada County: I-84, Ten Mile Interchange Landscaping.

On February 23, 2009, Amendment #2 was approved which added several transit operating projects in the Boise Urbanized Area between FY2009 and FY2013. It was later determined operations of up to $1 million per year could be used in FY2008 and FY2009 only. An action is proposed to remove operations projects in the Boise area between FY2010 and FY2013. An offsetting entry must also be presented to show where the funds were previously programmed. The FY2009 funds will be added once the offset is determined.

Public comment will be received May 30 through June 13, 2009. Please submit comments to T. Tisdale: Email: ttisdale@compassidaho.org; fax: 208-855-2559; mail: 800 S. Industry Way, Suite 100, Meridian, ID, 83642.

May 7, 2009
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is beginning the process of updating Communities in Motion, the regional long-range transportation plan for southwest Idaho. The current plan was adopted by the COMPASS Board of Directors in August 2006; it must be updated and re-adopted every four years. Communities in Motion is available online at www.communitiesinmotion.org/data.htm. For more information, click here.

April 27, 2009
A guide to implementing strategies to achieve goals set in southwest Idaho's regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion, is now available.

April 24, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) officially accepted a population forecast for Ada and Canyon Counties of 1,046,000 for the year 2035 at its April 20, 2009, Board meeting.

April 16, 2009
Are you stuck at home without use of a vehicle? Do you rely on help from others, use public transportation, or walk or bike to get around? Is it difficult to get around your community without a vehicle? COMPASS wants to hear from you.

March 31, 2009
Anne Canby, President of the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, will be presenting Approaches to Funding Context Sensitive Design Even When Money is Tight on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

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