Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Dec. 8 meeting in Ames

Posted on: December 08, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2015 – 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-2016-35

Approve Minutes of the Nov. 10, 2015, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Connie Page,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1242

PPM-2016-36

*Administrative Rules: 761 IAC 602, 604, 605, and 607

 

Approved

 

Stuart Turner,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3230

H-2016-37

*Fiscal Year 2017 Traffic Safety Improvement Projects

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

Jan Laaser-Webb,
Office of Traffic and Safety,
515-239-1349

PPM-2016-38

*Calendar Year 2016 Intercity Bus Program

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning
for
Ryan Ward,
Office of Public Transit,
515-233-7877

PPM-2016-39

*Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Transit Program (vehicle replacement)

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning
for
Ryan Ward,
Office of Public Transit,
515-233-7877

PPM-2016-40

*Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Jefferson County and city of Fairfield

 

Approved
(details below)

 

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

RISE grant application 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.

 

Jefferson County and Fairfield: Up to $245,496 from the county share and $230,846 from the city share of the RISE fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in paving of approximately 2,680 feet of 227th Street and a right-turn lane on Highway 1 located on the south side of Fairfield. This project is necessary to provide improved access to more than 40 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by October 2017.

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Iowa highway in the evening