Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Transportation Alternatives program funding

Posted on: March 14, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 14, 2017 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved $503,035 in total funding for two statewide Transportation Alternatives program projects. 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 reserved for local projects in consultation with Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations through a regional project selection process administered by the Iowa Department of Transportation. 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 and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • UNI Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (University of Northern Iowa and UNI Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management) - $423,035
  • Urban Youth Corps (Iowa DOT) - $80,000


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