Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Decorah Oct. 9

Posted on: October 05, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 5, 2018 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Water Street in Decorah

Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Oct. 9

Time

Title

 

Presenter

8 a.m.

*Approve Minutes of the
Sept. 11, 2018, Commission Meeting

 

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

 

Commission Comments

   
 

Staff Comments

   
 

*Administrative Rules
- 761 IAC 615 – Sanctions

 

Melissa Spiegel, director, Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121

 

*Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program

 

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

 

*Fiscal Year 2020 Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Program

 

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

 

*2020 Highway-Railroad Crossing Surface Repair Program

 

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

 

*State Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations

 

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

 

*Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – City of Burlington

 

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

 

*RISE – Story City

 

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

8:15 a.m.

Adjourn

   

*Action item

Public input meeting agenda Tuesday, Oct. 9
*Input meeting will begin shortly after the conclusion of the Commission business meeting.

Time

Title

Presenter

8:30 a.m.*

Opening remarks

Kathy Fehrman, Commission chair

8:30 a.m.

Welcome by the City of Decorah

Chad Bird

8:35 a.m.

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission

Michelle Barness

8:45 a.m.

Northeast Iowa RC&D

Mallory Hanson

8:55 a.m.

EARL Transit

Maura Jones

9:05 a.m.

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments

Kevin Blanshan

9:20 a.m.

Legislator introductions/comments

 

9:25 a.m.

Meet and greet

 

9:45 a.m.

City of Sioux Center

Scott Wynja

9:55 a.m.

City of Cedar Rapids

Jeff Pomeranz

10:05 a.m.

City of Hiawatha

Kim Downs

10:15 a.m.

East Central Iowa Transportation Coalition

Beth Danowsky

 10:30 a.m.

Unscheduled Delegations

 

Commission Tour – Monday, Oct. 8
The Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will tour transportation projects in northeast Iowa Monday, Oct. 8 starting at 9 a.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Water Street in Decorah. The tour will end around 3 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. Transportation-related matters may be discussed, but no action will be taken on the tour.

Informal workshop session
The Commission will meet informally with staff from the Iowa DOT beginning at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Hotel Winneshiek, 104 East Water Street in Decorah. 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 workshop.

  • Commission input
  • Director’s report
  • Administrative rules
    • Chapter 615 – Sanctions
  • Washington, D.C. trip
  • 2019 Highway Program balance report
  • RISE policy – research parks
  • RISE projects
    • Burlington Local Development
    • Story City Immediate Opportunity
  • State Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations (The recommendations were discussed during the September workshop and can be viewed online at gov/systems_planning/grant-programs/federal-and-state-recreational-trails.)
  • Railroad Program
  • Corridor Preservation Zone
    • Springville


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

  1. Live audio and some presentation materials will be available via the Skype meeting link.
  2. For those who wish to only join via audio, dial 515-817-6093 and use conference ID 57904722.

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