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Transportation Improvement Program

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The COMPASS Call for Projects officially opens on October 19, 2022, with the deadline of midnight, December 6, 2022. Public agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for:

  •  Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) – Transportation Management Area (TMA) funds for non-motorized transportation projects
    • Eligible applicants:  Public agencies in Ada and Canyon Counties and nonprofits (with focus on the Boise Urbanized Area)
  • Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) – TMA funds for roadway, alternative transportation, plans, and studies projects
    • Eligible applicants: Public agencies in Ada and Canyon Counties (with focus on Boise Urbanized Area)
  • STBG – Urban funds for roadway, alternative transportation, plans, and studies projects
    • Eligible applicants: Public agencies in the Nampa Urbanized Area (and the Cities of Kuna and Star)
  • Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) – TMA and Urban funds for projects that will reduce the transportation emissions from on-road highway sources
    • Eligible applicants:  Public agencies in the Boise and Nampa Urbanized Area
  • Communities in Motion Implementation Grants funds for small projects that implement the goals of the long-range transportation plan
    • Eligible applicants: COMPASS Member Agencies                
  • Project Development Program assistance to develop a project concept for future project application
    • Eligible applicants: COMPASS Member Agencies

More details regarding programs and applicant eligibility are available in the COMPASS Application Guide and COMPASS Policies or by contacting Toni Tisdale at [email protected].

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The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-range (7 year) capital improvement program (budget) of transportation projects consistent with federal regulations and area policies and strategies. The TIP lists all projects for which federal funds are anticipated, along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. The TIP represents the transportation improvement priorities of the region and is required by federal law. The list includes roadway and public transit projects. For more information contact Toni Tisdale, (208) 475-2238.

COMPASS produces a regional TIP for Ada and Canyon Counties and updates the document annually. The list of TIP projects must be endorsed by the COMPASS Board. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that all projects in the TIP be derived from an approved long range transportation plan, meet air quality requirements in Northern Ada County, and be financially constrained to the amount of funds that are expected to be available. The TIP shows the estimated costs and projected construction schedule of transportation projects. The TIP brochure describes in more detail how the TIP is developed. (English/Español)

The Idaho Transportation Department’s Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP) and Ada County Highway District’s Integrated Five-Year Work Plan provide information on additional transportation projects not included in the TIP.

The TIP shows how projects correlate with Communities in Motion (CIM) performance measures. This reporting not only allows a reader to easily see how individual projects help achieve CIM goals, but it also provides additional accountability for the project sponsor and decision-makers, as they must be able to clearly demonstrate the relationship between projects and CIM goals. 

Need assistance in applying for funding? Contact Toni Tisdale (208-475-2238).

FY2022-2028 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

Regional Transportation Improvement Program - Full Report (11/16/2022)

Public comments on FY2022-2028 TIP

Federal Approval Letter (1/3/2022)

Project Lists

Interactive Map of Projects (with environmental justice consideration areas)

Air Quality Conformity Demonstration for northern Ada County

Policies, Procedures, and Forms

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