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Iowa Transportation Commission to meet Oct. 8 in Mason City

October 04, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 4, 2013 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Historic Park Inn, 7 W. State St., in Mason City.   

Business meeting agenda

 

Time

Title

Presenter

8 a.m.

*Approve Minutes of the Sept. 10, 2013, Commission Meeting

Connie Page,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1242

 

Commission Comments

 

 

Staff Comments

 

8:05 a.m.

*Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Audubon County (delegation)

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

 

*RISE Application – Sully (delegation)

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

 

*RISE Application – Van Meter (delegation)

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

 

*RISE Application – Wayland (delegation)

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

 

*RISE Application – Default and Proposed Settlement – city of Allison

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

8:25 a.m.

*State Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendation

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

 

*Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program Recommendation

Tamara Nicholson, director,
Office of Rail Transportation,
515-239-1052

 

*Highway-Railroad Crossing Surface Repair Program (revised 2014 and proposed 2015)

Tamara Nicholson, director,
Office of Rail Transportation,
515-239-1052

 

*Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Program (2015)

Tamara Nicholson, director,
Office of Rail Transportation,
515-239-1052

 

*2014-2018 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

Stuart Anderson, director,
Planning, Programming and Modal Division
515-239-1661

8:35 a.m.

Adjourn

*Action item

 

 

Public input meeting agenda

Time

Delegation

Spokesperson

8:35 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Charese Yanney,
Commission chair

8:35 a.m.

City of Mason City

Brent Trout

8:45 a.m.

Mason City Airport

Joni Dunn

8:50 a.m.

North Iowa Area Council of Governments

Joe Myhre

8:55 a.m.

Upper Explorerland RPC

Karla Organist

9:05 a.m.

Legislator Introductions

 

9:15 a.m.

Meet and Greet

 

9:35 a.m.

Highway 61 Coalition

Bob Beck

9:45 a.m.

City of Knoxville

Harold Stewart

9:50 a.m.

U.S. 30 Coalition

Edith Pfeffer

10:05 a.m.

Unscheduled Delegations

 

 Transportation tour

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will tour transportation projects starting at 9 a.m. at the Iowa DOT headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames and ending around 3 p.m. at the Historic Park Inn, 7 W. State St., in Mason City. Transportation-related matters may be discussed, but no action will be taken on the tour.

 Informal workshop session

Also on Monday, Oct. 7, the Commission will meet informally with staff from the Iowa DOT beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Historic Park Inn, 7 W. State St., in Mason City. The following transportation-related matters may be discussed, but no action will be taken during the meeting. The items are listed in no particular order and may be discussed at any point during the meeting.

·      2014 Highway Program balance report

·      2014-2018 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program amendment

·      RISE projects

o  Audubon County Immediate Opportunity

o  City of Sully Local Development

o  City of Van Meter Local Development

o  City of Wayland Local Development

o  City of Allison settlement

·      State Recreational Trails Program funding recommendations

·      Railroad programs

o  Railroad Revolving Loan and Grand Program recommendation

o  Highway-Railroad Crossing Surface Repair Program recommendation

o  Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Program recommendation

·      Iowa Transportation Commission’s trip to Washington, D.C. 

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Editor’s note: There are two ways to listen to the Iowa Transportation Commission’s informal workshop and business meeting. The broadcast feed and phone lines are active 15 minutes prior to each of the two meetings and discontinued immediately after a meeting ends.

1.   Live audio streaming and some PowerPoint presentations will be available online at http://iowadeptoftransport.adobeconnect.com/iowa_dot_commission_meeting/.

2.   Call 866-685-1580 and enter access code 0009990545.


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