Implementing the Plan

“A plan without action is not a plan. It’s a speech.”

–T. Boone Pickens

Communities in Motion 2050 was developed to guide transportation investments in Ada and Canyon Counties to serve the region’s rapid growth and the economic, demographic, lifestyle, and technological changes that are expected over the next 30 years.

However, simply having a plan is not sufficient. For any plan to be successful, strategies must be in place, and be used, to implement it.

COMPASS has established implementation policies and programs to guide and assist COMPASS and its member agencies in reaching the regional Communities in Motion 2050 goals and the related Communities in Motion 2050 Vision for growth and transportation.

Implementation Policies

  • Use anticipated available funding in Ada and Canyon Counties to strategically address regional priorities as identified in the regional long-range transportation plan as outlined in the funding policy
  • Coordinate local plans for land use and transportation investments to implement the CIM 2050 Vision and goals
  • Incorporate the Congestion Management Process in project prioritization and funding considerations and continue to collect data to help implement appropriate congestion mitigation measures
  • Consider the COMPASS Complete Network Policy in transportation planning and funding decisions to promote appropriate design of transportation facilities for the needs of all users
  • Integrate equitable and sustainable practices in transportation and land use planning and decision-making
  • Employ a grant program and seek additional funding through competitive funding sources to assist agencies in finding innovative ways to implement CIM 2050
  • Educate and actively engage the public and stakeholders on best practices for implementing CIM 2050
  • Monitor, track, and report on development activity and changes to comprehensive plans and other related documents
  • Consider the CIM 2050 Vision and goals when developing projects and tasks for the annual COMPASS Unified Planning Work Program

Implementation Programs

COMPASS’ Resource Development Program brings additional resources into the region and provides funding opportunities to member agencies to support their own implementation efforts.

  • Resource Development Plan – guides efforts in seeking funds for local and regional projects that implement Communities in Motion 2050.
  • Communities in Motion Implementation Grant Program – provides financial assistance directly to COMPASS member agencies for local projects that support Communities in Motion 2050 goals and objectives.
  • Project Development Program – transforms member agency needs and ideas into well-defined projects with cost estimates, purpose and need statements, environmental scans, and public involvement information to ensure readiness for future funding applications.

The adoption of Communities in Motion 2050 is not the destination; it is the start of the journey. The policies and programs here are just a few of the ways COMPASS is working toward reaching plan goals.

Learn how implementation strategies help meet Communities in Motion 2050 goals.