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Planning & Collaboration - Resource Sharing

Periodically, COMPASS will post links to resources that may be of interest to transportation planners.


Ada County Highway's Fall Newsletter - Word on the Street


AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Center for Environmental Excellence has been developed in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration to promote environmental stewardship and to encourage innovative ways to streamline the transportation delivery process. The Center is designed to serve as a resource for transportation professionals seeking technical assistance, training, information exchange, partnership-building opportunities, and quick and easy access to environmental tools.

Access Management: Transportation Research Board Committee
The Access Management Committee website shares the latest knowledge, expertise and experience to facilitate leadership and partnerships to advance the state-of-the-practice in access management and its integration into established planning, policy and design processes.

Federal Highway Administration: SAFETEA_LU Cross Reference
For each section of SAFETEA-LU, this website has information on the legislative language, links to related guidance (policy memoranda, Federal Register notices, regulatory actions), fact sheets, questions and answers, and other resources.

ITD-Division of Transportation Planning
This section of the Idaho Transportation Department website contains a wealth of information about state transportation planning efforts.

Transportation Research Board
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a division of the National Research Council, which serves as an independent adviser to the federal government and others on scientific and technical questions of national importance. The mission of the Transportation Research Board—one of six major divisions of the National Research Council—is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, the Board facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.

Urban Land Institute – Idaho, Sustainable Agriculture Resources Report (2012)
What if agriculture was more profitable, would less farm land be maintained? Would that influence more sustainable patterns of land development? What if public policy had metrics for determining the sustainability of the local food economy and the region's contribution in supporting local food?  Would that support more sustainable patterns of land development? A research project conducted by the Urban Land Institute in 2011 addressed these questions and more. Link to read the final report.