About the Plan
Welcome to Communities in Motion 2050, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties, Idaho.
The goal of this plan is to ensure that the Treasure Valley – Ada and Canyon Counties – remains a healthy and economically vibrant region that offers people choices in how and where they live, work, play, and travel. To do that, Communities in Motion 2050 (CIM 2050) forecasts how the region is expected to grow, anticipates the transportation needs to accommodate that growth, and prioritizes projects to meet those needs. CIM 2050 replaces Communities in Motion 2040 2.0, adopted by the COMPASS Board of Directors in 2018.
This web-based plan allows you to easily find the information you care about without having to wade through a large document, while still providing access to all of the technical details when you need them – just click on “learn more” on each page.
What is Communities in Motion 2050?
Communities in Motion 2050 is the plan for Ada and Canyon Counties’ future transportation system. It provides a 28-year vision for growth and transportation, sets regional goals, identifies needed transportation investments for all modes, and includes strategies for managing congestion and achieving regional goals.
The plan identifies transportation projects that are funded in the near-term (to 2026) and long-term (to 2050), but is constrained by an anticipated budget, which leaves many identified needs unfunded. The highest priority projects for all modes will be the focus of future funding efforts. For roadway projects, these include unfunded as well as funded projects.
What’s the Bottom Line?
While approximately $11.1 billion in transportation funding is directed to needed transportation projects through Communities in Motion 2050, ultimately, there is not sufficient funding to maintain the transportation system, nor keep up with forecasted regional growth.
COMPASS calculates a regional transportation funding shortfall of $193 million per year from 2023 to 2050.
We will continue to seek additional funding to address the region’s unfunded transportation needs. If we have the opportunity to add projects funded through Communities in Motion 2050, we will formally amend the plan. That process includes asking for your feedback first, then providing that feedback to the COMPASS Board of Directors and requesting their action (approval, or not) of the proposed changes.
Who is COMPASS?
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, COMPASS, is an association of local governments working together to plan for the future of the Ada and Canyon Counties. COMPASS is the “metropolitan planning organization” for Ada and Canyon Counties, and as such, one of our main jobs is to plan the future transportation system.