Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Dec. 9 meeting in Ames

Posted on: December 09, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 9, 2014 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Ames.

Order
number

Title

 

Actions
taken

 

Presenter

D-2015-27

Approve Minutes of the Nov. 4, 2014, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Connie Page,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1242

PPM-2015-28

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Mount Pleasant (delegation)

 

Approved

(details below)

 

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

PPM-2015-29

Calendar Year (CY) 2015 Intercity Bus Grant Program

 

Approved (see linked  news release)

 

Stuart Anderson, director,
Planning, Programming and Modal Division
for 
Michelle McEnany, director,
Office of Public Transit,
515-239-1659

H-2015-30

FY 2016 Traffic Safety Improvement Program Recommendation

 

Action deferred

 

Terry Ostendorf,
Office of Traffic and Safety,
515-239-1077

RISE grant applications approved
The RISE program was established to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. Iowa cities and counties are eligible for funding in the form of a grant, loan, or combination thereof. Projects must involve construction or improvement of a public roadway. There are two RISE project types: 1) Immediate Opportunity, and 2) Local Development. More information is available at: www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/rise.htm.

Mount Pleasant: Up to $115,220 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in construction of approximately 626 feet of Savannah Street on the east side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to almost 8 acres for professional office purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by August 2015.

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Iowa highway in the evening