Group seeks public input on Ada and Canyon counties' transportation systems

March 31, 2014 

The Community Planning Association (COMPASS) is wrapping up an update to the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon counties to look to the year 2040 (Communities in Motion 2040). Take time to learn more and share your views before COMPASS makes its final decisions.

Open house attendees will be able to visit with the people working on Communities in Motion 2040 and ask specific questions. The open houses do not include formal presentations, so attendees can drop in any time.

For a primer on Communities in Motion 2040, read this op-ed by Charlie Roundtree, chairman of the COMPASS board of directors and a Meridian City Council member.

Here's the schedule: — April 3: Library! at Cole/Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick, Boise, 4 to 8 p.m. — April 9: Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building, 820 2nd Street South, Nampa, 4 to 8 p.m. — April 10: COMPASS office, 700 NE 2nd Street, Meridian, 4 to 8 p.m. COMPASS offers other opportunities to comment as well: — Review materials and comment online at www.compassidaho.org/prodserv/cim2040.htm#PublicParticipation. — Attend an “unhosted” virtual (online) open house any time between March 17 and April 27. Log in here. — Find information and comment forms at public libraries and civic offices; a list of participating locations can be found at www.compassidaho.org/prodserv/cim2040.htm#PublicParticipation. Questions? Need a hard copy comment form? Call 475-2229 or email aluft@compassidaho.org. Comments must be submitted in writing and received no later than midnight April 27.

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