Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet March 13 in Ames

Posted on: March 09, 2012

AMES, Iowa – March 9, 2012 – The Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) headquarters’ Materials Conference Room at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames.




1:30 p.m.

*Approve minutes of the Feb. 14, 2012, Commission Meeting

Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242


Commission Comments



Staff Comments


1:35 p.m.

*Interstate Rest Area Policy

Paul Trombino III,
director, 515-239-1111

1:40 p.m.

*Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – City of Stuart (delegation)

Craig Markley, director, 
Office of Systems Planning,

1:45 p.m.

*RISE Application – City of Le Mars (delegation)

Craig Markley, director, 
Office of Systems Planning,

1:50 p.m.

Public Input


     2 p.m.



*Action item



Informal workshop session
Also on Tuesday, March 13, the Commission will meet informally with staff from the Iowa DOT at 9:30 a.m. in the Materials Conference Room. 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.

  • RISE projects
    • City of Stuart, Local Development
    • City of Le Mars, Local Development
  • Interstate rest area policy
  • Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail Study – results of initial public input
  • 2012 Highway Program balance report
  • April Commission tour preview
  • Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program
  • Diverging diamond interchange overview
  • Lewis and Clark Trail study

Live streaming audio of the Iowa Transportation Commission’s workshop and business meeting will be available at The audio feed will be active 15 minutes prior to each session and discontinued immediately after adjournment.

This month, the Iowa DOT will also be testing an online meeting service in which the PowerPoint presentations shared with the Commission will be displayed online, the audio will be broadcast and the audio captioned for persons with disabilities. The test will be conducted during the business meeting only. The public is welcome is participate in the test. A link to access the test site will be provided at:


Iowa highway in the evening