Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT seeks public input on commuter transportation needs

Posted on: September 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation needs your help to better understand commuter transportation needs in the eastern Iowa counties of Johnson, Linn, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Cedar, and Washington. 

How can you help?
Complete the Iowa DOT’s online survey designed to gather information about the commuter transportation needs in these Iowa counties. Your input will be helpful in the evaluation process. You can access the online survey at:

Why a survey?
The survey is just one component of the Iowa Commuter Transportation Study commissioned to identify and evaluate alternatives for commuter transportation across the state of Iowa, but with a focus on one of Iowa’s major travel corridors, the Interstate 380 corridor. 

The Iowa DOT is interested in alternatives that enhance mobility and expand transportation options for commuters. To accomplish this, the Iowa Commuter Transportation Study will identify the existing and future commuter needs in the corridor and determine the viability of various commuter transportation alternatives to address those needs.

This is the first of two surveys to be released. It is open today through Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. A second survey will be released in early November and will be collecting input on recommendations of potential commuter options for the corridor. The input received in the first survey will help the study team to identify needs and develop recommendations. Please take a few minutes to provide your input.  

Public open house meeting scheduled
In addition to the online survey, the Iowa DOT will be hosting a public open house meeting to share information and gather input on the Iowa Commuter Transportation Study. The public open house meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the North Liberty Public Library, 520 W. Cherry St.

Want more information about the study?
The Iowa Commuter Transportation Study is available online at:

For additional information, contact Brent Paulsen, Iowa DOT’s Office of Public Transit, at 515-239-1132 or



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