Communication and Public Awareness

News Releases - 2011

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

December 19, 2011
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) presented 10 Leadership in Motion awards at a luncheon on Monday, December 19, 2011

December 5, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is moving one mile north of its current location on S. Industry Way in Meridian to a two-condo office building in downtown Meridian. COMPASS will co-own the building with Valley Regional Transit. COMPASS will move on December 8 and 9; the office will be closed during the move. The COMPASS office will re-open at the new location on Monday, December 12.

November 14, 2011
Meridian, ID – What do you think your community will look like in 25 years? That is the question being asked of elementary age children in the Treasure Valley as part of the Communities in Motion 2040 Youth Art Contest.

November 1, 2011
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) has just released its first ever online annual report. The report highlights accomplishments from fiscal year 2011 (October 2010 - September 2011) and provides links to more in-depth information about COMPASS programs.

September 6, 2011
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is undertaking a survey of people's travel habits. The survey is part of a major effort to analyze present and future transportation needs of Ada and Canyon County residents.

August 1, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is seeking nominations of businesses, individuals, and public projects that have demonstrated leadership in supporting the Treasure Valley’s regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion.

June 24, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is looking for your input. Each year, COMPASS creates a budget that shows where funding for regional transportation projects will be spent over the next five years in the Treasure Valley. The budget, called the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), allocates federal transportation funds for projects such as roadways, public transportation (e.g., buses), pathways, rail crossings, vanpooling, and other transportation projects.

May 12, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will host Ms. Mia Birk, international leader in shaping bike friendly communities, on May 18 and 19, 2011, as the last installment in its spring education series.

April 22, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will host Mr. Scott Brusaw of Solar Roadways, Inc. on April 28 and 29, 2011, as part of its ongoing education series.

March 28, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) has just released new tools to help rural communities facilitate and promote transportation alternatives.

March 18, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will host Mr. Gary Toth of the Project for Public Spaces on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, as part of its ongoing education series. Mr. Toth’s presentation is co-sponsored by Idaho Smart Growth.

February 4, 2011
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will host Mr. Gary Gleason of Nusura, Inc., on February 8 and 9, 2011, as part of its ongoing education series. Mr. Gleason's presentations are co-sponsored by the Community Transportation Assocation of Idaho (CTAI).

January 7, 2011
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will kick off its annual education series on January 11 and 12, 2011, with presentations by Anne Wescott of Galena Consulting.

January 5, 2011
Meridian, ID – Communities in Motion 2035, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, in now available online, in summary form with a CD, and in hard copy.




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