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Monday, March 31, 2014

Communities in Motion: Why Do You Care? Part X

This is my tenth installment in the series of blogs about why people care, or should care, about long-range transportation planning in general and Communities in Motion in particular.

But, before I get to this quarter’s list, I want to remind you that the draft Communities in Motion 2040 plan is open for public comment through Sunday, April 27, 2014. Please show you care by taking a few minutes to review the materials and submit your comments. Learn more at www.compassidaho.org/prodserv/cim2040.htm#PublicParticipation.

Below is the latest list of why people care about Communities in Motion 2040, as submitted by you:

  • Where would we be if we didn’t do this? COMPASS is a leadership/planning group that does a lot of good.
  • Transportation is taken for granted – it’s there because people before us cared, so we should care now for the next generation.
  • Transportation influences the economy, quality of life, and how communities look.
  • It’s all about the money…
  • Transportation supports population and economic growth.
  • We need to anticipate future needs – we need to make the best use of future scarce resources.
  • Transportation is a driving force behind the economy and quality of life.
  • We need to plan so people can keep living here.

To share why you think Communities in Motion 2040 is important and why people should get involved ― why you care ― email aluft@compassidaho.org and we’ll post your ideas here. We only have two installments left – contribute now to make sure your ideas make the list!

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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.