Federal regulations require that metropolitan planning organizations develop long-range transportation plans, which must be updated every 3-5 years.
These plans help ensure our roads, bridges, and transportation services (buses, etc.) are ready for the future. Planning helps prioritize projects based on public input and how the region is likely to grow.
The regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, Communities in Motion 2035, was adopted by the COMPASS Board in September 2010.
This plan is being updated. The update will look to the year 2040 and will be complete in 2014. For information on the update click here.
Previous plans are located in the Archives.
For more information on the regional long-range transportation plans, contact
Charles Trainor, 208-475-2243 or Liisa Itkonen, 208-475-2241.
Communities in Motion looks 25 years into the future to plan for the Treasure Valley’s transportation needs.
The plan will affect how and where transportation funds are spent in the valley, which will affect you and your community for many years to come. However, there isn't enough money to pay for everything that is planned.
Link to Communities in Motion 2035 plan and related reports.
The Communities in Motion Implementation Guidebook outlines strategies for land use and transportation necessary to move the Communities in Motion vision into action.
One of the provisions of Communities in Motion is the development and implementation of an annual performance monitoring report that “summarizes progress toward achieving alternative transportation and desired land use objectives.” Each year, factors that depict progress on meeting goals of the plan are evaluated and summarized. The importance of the data grows as information is tracked across time. As data accumulate, the results will portray how the region is moving forward with Communities in Motion.
Link to Communities in Motion annual performance monitoring reports.