Iowa DOT News

July 2017

2017-2018 Iowa Bicycle Map now available

July 31, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 31, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now distributing the 2017-2018 Iowa Bicycle Map. This popular publication has been updated to show new 4-foot or wider paved shoulders and recreational trails completed since the 2015-2016 version was published. As in past versions, the map highlights bike-friendly routes when traveling on two wheels through Iowa by identifying bike trails and traffic levels on all paved roads. The map also includes insets of Iowa's 16 largest...

Proposed improvements of U.S. 65 in Cerro Gordo County to be discussed Aug. 10 in Mason City

July 31, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 31, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Aug. 10, to discuss the proposed improvements of U.S. 65 in Mason City from Sixth Street North to 18th Street North, in Cerro Gordo County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at Mason City Hall, 10 First St. Northwest. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff...

Study of Iowa 9 bridge in Allamakee County to be discussed Aug. 8 in Lansing

July 27, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 27, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, to discuss the study of the Iowa 9 bridge in Lansing over the Mississippi River, in Allamakee County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at Kerndt Brothers Community Center, 391 Main St., in Lansing. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present...

Five Mid-America States Win Top Honors in National Competition

July 26, 2017

This news release being redistributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation as a courtesy to the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials CLEVELAND, OHIO – Aug. 26, 2017 - State department of transportation projects that used high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer and that improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors were winners in the mid-America regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. Now in its 10th year, the competition attracted 22 project nominations from nine mid-America...

Visit the I-80 Planning Study website to view the second online public meeting

July 25, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 25, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a planning study of Interstate 80. The study is being developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing condition of I-80, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route. Each report will be accessible online as it becomes available on the Iowa DOT’s I-80 Planning Study website at: www.iowadot.gov/interstatestudy. The second online meeting...

Sept. 23 Iowa DOT auction cancelled

July 24, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 24, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has cancelled the small equipment auction originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2016, due to limited inventory of sale items. Items that would have been sold at the auction will be sold at the vehicle and large equipment auction to be held Saturday, Nov. 4. The listing for this auction will be available approximately two weeks before the auction at www.iowadot.gov/auction/index. # Contact: Chad Rumbaugh at 515-239-1576 or...

2017 Iowa Public Transit Photography Contest winners announced

July 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 19, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Public Transit is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Iowa Public Transit Photography Contest. Many great photographs were received showcasing public transit across the state. These pictures will be used to further promote taking public transit to get to work, medical appointments, school, or wherever you need to go. All 2017 submissions are available for viewing on the Iowa DOT’s Office of Public Transit...

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting Aug. 8 in Shenandoah

July 17, 2017

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting Aug. 8 in Shenandoah AMES, Iowa – July 17, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting at the Edward May Family Community Center, 1000 Mustang Drive, in Shenandoah Tuesday, Aug. 8, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway, aviation, rail, river, bicycle,...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its July 11 meeting in Ames

July 11, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 11, 2017 – 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-2018-01 Approve Minutes of the June 13, 2017, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 H-2018-02 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 111, Real Property Acquisition and Relocation Assistance Approved Mitch Dillavou, director, Highway Division, 515-239-1124 PPM-2018-03 Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program Funding Recommendations Approved (see linked...

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program Funding

July 11, 2017

AMES, Iowa – July 11, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $1.5 million in funding to support three public transit projects. The projects are funded under the state Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund. The Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund provides state funding assistance to Iowa’s public transit systems for new or improved facilities to support their public transit services. The Iowa General Assembly appropriates funding to this program on an annual basis. State participation is limited...

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