2021 April 28 Speaker Event

From Plan to Project: How COMPASS is Building the Transportation System of Tomorrow

Panelists: Toni Tisdale | Carl Miller, PMP, AICP, CTP | Liisa Itkonen, PhD, AICP

Recordings / Presentations / PDU Instructions


During this virtual webinar presentation, the COMPASS panelists will discuss how they apply project management methodologies and tools as they develop transportation plans and projects to build the transportation system of tomorrow.


  • Panel introductions and a quick discussion about why the Treasure Valley has a regional transportation agency
  • An overview of the process used to crowdsource information about the future of the Treasure Valley
  • Discuss of how the region’s vision will impact transportation infrastructure decisions
  • Discuss the role of the long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion and how we built upon the region’s vision to develop goals and strategies
  • Discuss how we select transportation projects to be built, and our approach to performance management and reporting progress
  • Panel will share project management challenges in each of their planning roles and how they address those challengesity

You can claim 1.0 PDU for this Lunch and Learn. The topic aligns with any/all of the PMI Talent Triangle® components.

Speaker Bio

Liisa Itkonen, Ph.D., AICP, is a Principal Planner for transportation. Prior to joining COMPASS in March 2008, she worked for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as a planner and project coordinator. She is a native of Finland and has a Master’s Degree in Social Policy from the University of Helsinki, Finland and a Doctorate in Environmental Sociology from Washington State University.

Toni Tisdale is a Principal Planner for transportation focusing on the Transportation Improvement Program. She joined COMPASS in 2002. Before joining COMPASS, Toni was a planner for a metropolitan planning organization in Central Texas for four years. Toni has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas.

Carl Miller, PMP, AICP, CTP, is a Principal Planner for demographics and performance-based planning. Prior to COMPASS he worked as a planner for Canyon County and for the City of Boise. He holds a Bachelor degree in Planning and Resource Management from Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Boise State University.

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Event Details

Date & Time

28 April 2021

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (MST-07:00)


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1.0 PDU - The topic aligns with any/all of the PMI Talent Triangle® components