Friday, July 23, 2010

Short-Range Transportation “Budget” Open for Public Comment

COMPASS manages the Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, for Ada and Canyon Counties. The TIP is essentially a five-year schedule and cost estimate of federally funded transportation projects in the two-county area and of other regionally significant transportation projects in Ada County. A new TIP is prepared each year, and can be changed (amended) during the year as necessary. A draft TIP for fiscal years 2011 – 2015 has been completed and is open for public comment now through August 23, 2010. Learn more about the TIP process, projects budgeted in the TIP, and ways to comment and get involved by visiting the COMPASS web site.

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Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho

COMPASS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for transportation planning in Ada and Canyon Counties. The COMPASS Board comprises 39 members representing the cities, counties, highway districts, educational institutions, state agencies, and other entities within the two counties. COMPASS plays an important role in making decisions about future long-range transportation needs in the Treasure Valley, taking into consideration environmental and economic factors that affect the quality of life.