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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Leadership in Motion Awards: Highlighting what IS working

If you follow local transportation issues, you are probably overwhelmed by seemingly constant bad news … road projects not being built, transit services being cut, infrastructure not being maintained. Nearly all of the bad news centers around money – there just simply isn’t enough of it to maintain and grow our transportation system.

However, there actually is a lot of good work being done – agencies finding creative ways to fund projects, individuals and even private businesses going “above and beyond” to get things done, people banding together to make our transportation system safer and easier to use, and the list goes on.

Help us shine a spotlight on these pieces of good news by nominating a project or individual for a “Leadership in Motion” award. The Leadership in Motion awards honor businesses, individuals, and agencies that have demonstrated leadership in furthering the goals and visions of Communities in Motion, the region’s long-range transportation plan. Those goals include:

• Providing safe access and mobility in a cost-effective manner to everyone in the region.

• Achieving better inter-jurisdictional coordination of transportation and land use planning.

• Minimizing impacts to people, historic properties, and the environment.

• Achieving coordination of gathering data and dispersing better information.

Do you know of a person or project that deserves recognition? Let us know! Visit http://www.compassidaho.org/comm/lim-awards.htm to learn more and submit your nomination. Nominations will be accepted through September 17, 2010 and awards will be presented on December 20, 2010.

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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.