CIM 2050 Goals and Objectives

Through providing transportation options and an effective transportation system, Communities in Motion 2050 will support growth management, affordability, economic vitality, outdoor lifestyle, environmental health, and choices in where people live.

Goal areas and corresponding objectives for Communities in Motion 2050 were built from goals established for Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 and informed by public input. Each objective has specific, quantifiable performance measures and targets.

These goals informed the project prioritization process, to ensure funding is directed toward projects that help “move the needle” toward meeting regional targets. In addition, implementation policies will further guide efforts toward meeting CIM 2050 goals.


  • Provide a safe transportation system for all users.
  • Proactively assess risks and safeguard the security of all transportation users and infrastructure.
  • Support a resilient transportation system by anticipating societal, climatic, and other changes; maintaining plans for response and recovery; and adapting to changes as they arise.

Economic Vitality

  • Develop a multimodal transportation system, including public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, and auto modes, that promotes economic vitality to enable people and business to prosper.
  • Promote freight accessibility and mobility via truck and rail improvements to support the efficient movement of goods and encourage economic development.
  • Preserve and maintain existing transportation infrastructure.
  • Provide for a reliable transportation system to ensure all users can count on consistent travel times for all modes.
  • Promote transportation improvements and scenic byways that support the Treasure Valley as a regional hub for travel and tourism.
  • Develop and implement a regional vision to manage the impacts of growth through quantitative tools and objective feedback.
  • Protect and preserve farmland to support the region’s economy, provide a local and sustainable food supply, and retain the cultural heritage of the valley.


  • Develop a regional transportation system that provides access and mobility for all users via safe, efficient, and convenient transportation options.
  • Develop a transportation system with high connectivity that preserves capacity of the regional system and encourages walk and bike trips.
  • Manage and reduce congestion with cost-effective solutions to improve efficiency of the transportation system.

Quality of Life

  • Develop and implement a regional vision and transportation system that protect and preserve the natural environment.
  • Develop and implement a regional vision and transportation system that enhance public health.
  • Promote development patterns and a transportation system that provide for affordable housing and transportation options for all residents.
  • Develop and implement a regional vision and transportation system that preserve open space and promote connectivity to open space areas, natural resources, and trails.
  • Provide equitable access to safe, affordable, and reliable transportation options.

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