2013 Education series: When Rural Meets Urban - Planning for the Best of Both Worlds, (David Shabazian, Sacramento Area Council of Governments)
As our nation becomes more urban, the important role of rural agricultural areas is often overshadowed by urban areas. As Ada and Canyon Counties include both rural and urban areas, it’s important that we consider both when planning for the future. Other parts of the country are dealing with similar issues. Mr. Shabazian will discuss how the Sacramento, CA, area has made strides in planning for both the rural and urban aspects of its region, with important “lessons learned” that can be applied locally. He will focus on quantifying the value of agriculture in a region and will discuss issues such as resolving conflicts between farming and other land uses and transportation issues related to farming. Click here for more information: http://www.compassidaho.org/comm/publicevents_2013_ed_series.htm.
COMMUNITIES IN MOTION 2040 VISION MAP
he Communities in Motion 2040 Vision map is now available. The map depicts Ada and Canyon Counties in the year 2040 and will guide future transportation investments in Communities in Motion 2040, the next regional long-range transportation plan for the two-county area. View the vision map here. (7.59MB)
2013 Education Series: “From Yellowstone to Your Home – Success in Sustainability” and “Sustainability and Transportation in Yellowstone ― A 141-Year Journey” (Jim Evanoff, National Park Service, Retired)
The National Park Service is mandated to manage its parks in a “sustainable” manner – to allow for the enjoyment of visitors today without compromising the enjoyment of visitors tomorrow. With over 3.6 million visitors per year to Yellowstone National Park, this mandate is a challenge. In these two presentations, Mr. Jim Evanoff, retired from Yellowstone National Park, will describe how Yellowstone has come to serve a model for the region and country in developing innovative approaches to unique challenges. Click here for more information: http://www.compassidaho.org/comm/publicevents_2013_ed_series.htm.
Picture This! Treasure Valley 2040 youth video contest winner
COMPASS announces winning video for the Picture This! Treasure Valley 2040 youth video contest. Junior and senior high school students in Ada and Canyon Counties were invited to imagine the Treasure Valley in the year 2040, then create videos to share their vision for the future. The contest launched in August 2012 and ran through early January 2013. The winning video, 2040: A Sneak Peek into the Future, was created by Vera Gaddi and Sarah Dean, 8 th grade students at East Junior High in Boise. Congratulations! News release.
Public comment on an amendment to the FY2013-2017 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
Public comment is being accepted on an amendment to the FY2013-2017 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to add transit projects in fiscal year 2013. Details of the proposed changes can be found at:
http://www.compassidaho.org/prodserv/transimprovement.htm or by contacting COMPASS at 208/475-2238.
Comments must be submitted in writing (via email or letter) and received no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Direct comments and questions to Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner, COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642; firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to 208/855-2559.
Those needing assistance may call 208/475-2229 with 48 hours advance notice. Personas que necesitan asistencia especial, favor de llamar al número 208/475-2229 con 48 horas de anticipación.
Call for Projects
COMPASS is accepting project applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program in the Boise Urbanized Area through 10:00 a.m. on February 26, 2013. More details are available here.
2013 Education Series: What’s Trending Here? (Linda Clark, US Census Bureau)
With more than two centuries of data gathering, the Census Bureau is the nation's oldest and largest statistical agency. This session will present national and local demographic trends and demonstrate how you can use local data to impact your communities in a positive way. Monday, February 25, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Click here for more information:
Communities in Motion , the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, is being updated.
Communities in Motion, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, is being updated. The revised plan will be completed in 2014 and will plan to the year 2040 (Communities in Motion 2040).
COMPASS is requesting your feedback on key issues before planning decisions are made. All comments will be provided to the COMPASS Board of Directors to assist in their decision-making.
Issues that COMPASS is requesting feedback on at this time are:
- Proposed goals for Communities in Motion 2040
- Transportation Investment Areas
- A proposed process for prioritizing transportation projects for Communities in Motion 2040
- The proposed “functional classification” of roads for Communities in Motion 2040
The comment period is now closed; however, you can learn more about Communities in Motion 2040 anytime at
Should Interstate 84 between Broadway Avenue and Gowen Road in Boise be widened?
COMPASSS accepted public comment on proposed amendments to Communities in Motion 2035 the FY2013-2017 Regional Transportation Improvement Program,
and the associated air quality conformity
analysis from December 2 1, 2012 – January 11, 2013, to include a project to widen Interstate 84 between Broadway Avenue and Gowen Road. The comment period is now closed. The COMPASS Board will receive this item for action at its January 28, 2013, Board meeting
COMPASS 2012 Leadership in Motion award winners
Compass 2010 Leadership in Motion award winners were announced on December 17, 2012. Click here to learn who won and read about winning projects. Congratulations to all of our winners. News release.
News release. COMPASS is asking photographers of all abilities to share photos with us that show values, ideals, and things in Ada and Canyon Counties that you’d like to see carried into the year 2040 or changed for the better. Learn more…
The fiscal year 2012 COMPASS annual report has been released. Click here to view. News release.
Picture This! Treasure Valley 2040 Student Video Competition
7th – 12th graders in Ada and Canyon Counties are invited to use their creative skills to create videos depicting the Treasure Valley in 2040. The Picture This! Treasure Valley 2040 video contest offers students opportunities to showcase their creative video talents by expressing their community vision 25-30 years into the future.
As a service to our member agencies, COMPASS sometimes takes a position on issues before the Idaho State Legislature. Additionally, the agency pursues funding opportunities for Treasure Valley transportation projects through reauthorization of the federal transportation bill (known as SAFETEA-LU, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) and the annual federal appropriations process. For more information, click here.
BOISE - A new statewide travel information service that gives updates on winter road and weather conditions, emergency closures and access to tourist information 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week was launched today by the Idaho Transportation Department. For more information, click here.
ADA COUNTY HIGHWAY DISTRICT - To view a complete list of roadways in Ada County that will have lane restrictions or closures click here.
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