Communication and Public Awareness

2017 COMPASS Education Series

COMPASS Education Series events are free and open to the public. Join us as we hear from national experts on transportation and related topics throughout the year. For more information, contact Amy Luft at


Risk and Resiliency: Are You Ready for Whatever Comes?

Half-day technical workshop (morning): Join COMPASS for a practical overview of how local and regional agencies can consider resiliency and risk in their planning processes, including long-range planning, asset management, and more. The workshop will cover the “what,” “why,” and “how” of resiliency planning, and share quality examples from around the country. Participants will begin the resiliency planning process during the workshop by creating “risk registers” for their jurisdictions – a first step toward collaborative agreement on what risks are most likely and what the likely impacts of those risk might be.


Trails, paths, and dollars - oh my!

Public presentation (evening): Liz Thorstensen will discuss how providing places to walk and bike can bolster travel, tourism, and economic development. Join COMPASS to learn what this can mean to your community, neighborhood, business, and quality of life.


Active Transportation and economic development

Technical workshop (morning): Liz Thorstensen will discuss the link between active transportation and travel, tourism, and economic development, then share strategies for setting economic goals for active transportation infrastructure and introduce tools and data available to help you measure success in your community.

The Idaho chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) is hosting a spring mini-conference in conjunction with this workshop. Register for and learn more about the Idaho APA conference.

*Please note that your RSVP for the free COMPASS workshop is separate from registration for the APA conference. 


Technology trends in transportation: what will they mean for Idaho? By Paul Lewis, Eno Center for Transportation

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Technology trends in transportation: what will they mean for Idaho? By Paul Lewis, Eno Center for Transportation

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Description: Join Dr. Tom Daniels as he shares strategies and examples of using conservation easements to address policy objectives and regulatory requirements in transportation and land use planning. Dr. Daniels will discuss how and when easements can be used; limitations, advantages, and disadvantaged of conservation easements; and how to create an easement, including a discussion of typical funding sources. The workshop will include a hands-on exercise and examples from around the nation.