Communication and Public Awareness


We do our best to compile articles that appear in newspapers and magazines about transportation and growth issues in the Treasure Valley. The Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press are the largest newspapers in the area and explore growth issues quite regularly.


KIVI, October 11, 2021
COMPASS holding Treasure Valley travel survey, households will be randomly selected


Idaho Statesman, September 22, 2021
Idaho law means federal infrastructure bill bypasses public transit needs, advocates say

Idaho Press, September 17, 2021
Treasure Valley traffic volume returning to pre-pandemic clip


National Association of Regional Councils, August 13, 2021
2021 Project Achievement and Leadership Award Blog Series: A Conversation with the Honorable Garret Nancolas

Idaho Statesman, August 12, 2021
‘We must keep pace’: Infrastructure bill would offer Idaho transportation funding boost

Idaho Press, August 8, 2021 and KTVB, August 9, 2021
Meridian, Nampa at crossroads of housing growth


Idaho Press, June 19, 2021
Faces in new places

Idaho Statesman, June 10, 2021
Does growth pay for itself? Finally, a planning tool can help cities answer the question

Idaho Statesman, June 10, 2021
How much will a proposed subdivision cost to police? Soon, Boise-area leaders will know

Idaho Press, June 9, 2021
All aboard? What the Pioneer line restoration would mean for the Treasure Valley

Idaho Capital Sun, June 7, 2021
State Street, Boise rail upgrades have stalled for years. Can Biden’s plan move projects forward?


Idaho Press, May 17, 2021
A path forward: Officials plan for pathway connectivity despite key barriers


KIVI, April 20, 2021
COMPASS Board accepts Canyon and Ada counties population estimates

Idaho Statesman, April 20, 2021
Boise area’s growth continues. Here’s how many people your Idaho city gained last year

Idaho Press, April 20, 2021
COMPASS announces new Treasure Valley population estimates

KTVB, April 20, 2021
Population estimates for Ada, Canyon counties nearing 762,000

BoiseDev, April 20, 2021
Meridian’s growing fast – but Boise’s growing slow: New population estimates for Ada & Canyon counties


Idaho Business Review, March 25, 2021
Jayleen Saucedo joins COMPASS as communication assistant

KTVB and, March 3, 2021
COMPASS survey finds 92% of people support high-capacity transit in the Treasure Valley

Idaho Press, March 3, 2021
Survey results show support for transit from Boise to Caldwell

BoiseDev, March 3, 2021
COMPASS: High-capacity transit has public support in Treasure Valley


Sierra Club: Idaho Chapter, February 24, 2021
Help shape the future of public transportation in the Treasure Valley!

Idaho Business Review, February 23, 2021
Destinie Hart joins COMPASS as principal planner

Idaho Statesman, February 18, 2021
Letter to the editor, Public Transit

KBOI Idaho News, February 8, 2021
Take the Survey: The future of transportation in the Treasure Valley

Idaho Press, February 4, 2021
Letter to the editor, Feb. 4, 2021



Idaho Statesman, January 29, 2021
2nd big apartment development planned in Boise's West End. Area to change dramatically

Boise Dev News, January 28, 2021 and Idaho Press, February 15, 2021
Light rail from Caldwell to Boise?

KTVB, January 26, 2021
What would it take for a high-capacity transit system to work in the Treasure Valley?

KIVI and Yahoo News, January 22, 2021
Light rail transit might be on the horizon for the Treasure Valley

Listen Boise, January 22, 2021
Could a light rail option be coming to the Treasure Valley?

104.3 Wow Country Radio, January 21, 2021
Possible Light Rail From Caldwell to Boise Coming

KTVB, January 21, 2021
Want light rail in the Treasure Valley? Take the survey

Boise State News, January 20, 2021
Survey open to evaluate high-capacity transit in the Treasure Valley

Idaho Business Review, January 13, 2021
In depth at Meridian's Ten Mile and Franklin multifamily hub

Idaho Business Review, January 12, 2021
How should Idaho cities value parking lots? Speaker asks

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