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01.17.17 Parametrix to Play Significant Role on Team Selected to Complete COMPASS Freight Study

01.17.17 | Leave a Comment

Photo: Union Pacific Railroad, by Vern Keeslar of Parametrix's Salt Lake City office.

Boise, ID
- The team of CPCS Transcom Inc., along with Parametrix and American Transportation Research Institute was selected to perform a Freight Study for the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS). CPCS Transcom Inc. will act as the prime consultant, while Parametrix’s staff in Salt Lake City and Boise will conduct freight land use analysis, support needs analysis, outreach, safety analyses, project identification, cost estimates, and project evaluations.

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) region is a vibrant and growing region—home to over 600,000 residents and many freight-dependent businesses.

As COMPASS develops its long-range transportation plan, it is commissioning this study to ensure that the current and future regional transportation system can safely and efficiently accommodate freight and movement of goods.

The primary objective of the COMPASS Freight Study is to provide information on freight land use, freight-dependent industries, freight corridors, safety, and system reliability to identify system needs and improvements which increase the safety and economic competitiveness of goods movement in the COMPASS region.