Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program Funding
AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $977,502 in total funding for six statewide Transportation Alternatives program projects. The Transportation Alternatives program was authorized by the most recent federal transportation funding act, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), and replaces the former Transportation Enhancements program. This program supports projects such as trails, Safe Routes to School, overlooks, and the preservation or rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. The majority of Transportation Alternatives program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations for the selection of local projects. The Commission awards up to $1 million annually toward Transportation Alternatives projects that are statewide in nature. Funding is available to cities, counties, school districts or other eligible organizations through an annual application-based program.
The projects, award recipient and approved funding amounts are listed below.
Iowa's Presettlement Roads and Trails
The University of Iowa’s Office of the State Archaeologist and The University of Iowa’s Division of Sponsored Programs: $96,315
and Encouragement Activities
Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority and Iowa Bicycle Coalition: $60,000
I-WALK: Iowa Participatory Evaluation and Documentation of Sidewalks –
Iowa State University: $92,602
Living Roadway Project Program
Trees Forever: $400,000
Beautification/Maintenance Reduction: County Highways
University of Northern Iowa: $250,000
Iowa Department of Transportation: $78,585
Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or firstname.lastname@example.org