The Treasure Valley is changing. In addition to explosive growth, the valley is experiencing environmental changes as well:
- Hotter temperatures
- More frequent wildfires
- Increased heavy precipitation events
In addition to the direct impacts of these changes on our daily lives, all of these can also impact the transportation system, resulting in hazardous travel conditions, unexpected maintenance needs, and short- and long-term road closures. These, in turn, affect our commutes, our tax dollars, and our ability to evacuate in an emergency.
COMPASS’ goal is to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions to help minimize disruptions and be able to react and recover quickly when disruptions do occur. In short, we are working to make our transportation system more resilient.
In coordination with member agencies and regional partners, COMPASS is working to protect our natural environment and our transportation system to proactively adapt to ever-changing conditions to support the region’s quality of life for generations to come.