Iowa DOT News

January 2018

Cancellation notice: Jan. 23 meeting to discuss Missouri Valley bypass corridor study areas in Harrison County

January 23, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has canceled the public information meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, to discuss two Missouri Valley bypass corridor study areas. The meeting was to be held between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Rand Community Center, 100 S. Fourth St., in Missouri Valley. The Iowa DOT will reschedule the public information meeting and provide date and location details as soon as they are available. If you have questions...

Proposed bridge replacements for U.S. 65 in Franklin County to be discussed Jan. 30 in Hampton

January 18, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 18, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting in Hampton Tuesday, Jan. 30, to discuss two proposed bridge replacements along U.S. 65 in Franklin County. The first bridge is over Spring Creek, 1.3 miles north of Iowa 3; the second bridge is over Squaw Creek, 0.2 mile north of Iowa 3. Through traffic on U.S. 65 would be detoured during construction of the bridges using Olive Avenue and Franklin County...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Feb. 5 in Maquoketa

January 18, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 18, 2018 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63rd St., in Maquoketa. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m. Welcome and introductions Roll call with commissioners’ updates on 2017 MRPC Annual Report distribution to county stakeholders, legislators, and interpretive centers *Approval of Oct. 19, 2017, meeting minutes *Review of Nov. 16, 2017, informal meeting notes. 10:15 a.m. *Treasurer report and approval...

Missouri Valley bypass corridor study areas in Harrison County to be discussed Jan. 23 in Missouri Valley

January 11, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 11, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23, to discuss two Missouri Valley bypass corridor study areas. The northern study area extends along Harrison County Road F-50 from Interstate 29 to U.S. 30. The southern study area includes an area south of Missouri Valley and extends along U.S. 30 from I-29 to 280th Street. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4 and...

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

January 9, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2018 – 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-2018-45 Approve Minutes of the Dec. 12, 2017, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 MV-2018-46 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 520, Regulations Applicable to Carriers Approved Melissa Spiegel, director, Motor Vehicle Division, 515-237-3010 PPM-2018-47 Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Intercity Bus Program Approved (see linked news...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves Iowa's Clean Air Attainment Program funding

January 9, 2018

Ames, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2018 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $4 million in total funding for seven projects from Iowa's Clean Air Attainment Program. The program was created in 1994 for the purpose of reducing transportation-related congestion and air pollution. This funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program. The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below. #9 Plum Weekday Route Expansion (Ames Transit Agency) - $212,980 Ashworth...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves federal Recreational Trails Program funding

January 9, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2018 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,417,770 in total funding for seven federal Recreational Trails Program projects. The federal Recreational Trails Program was created in 1991 for the purpose of developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and private organizations through an annual application-based program. The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below....

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives funding

January 9, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2018 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $756,084 in total funding for three statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives program projects. This program supports projects such as trails, Safe Routes to School, National Scenic Byways, and the preservation or rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. The majority of Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations for the selection of local projects. The Commission awards up to $1 million...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2018 intercity bus projects

January 9, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2018 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved more than $2.2 million in grants for four intercity transportation providers for the calendar year 2018 Intercity Bus Program. The Commission approved the funds for eight projects submitted by the following four entities. Burlington Trailways Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS Region 5 public transit) City of Dubuque Public Transit (The Jule) Jefferson Lines With the current trend in intercity bus transportation moving away from rural connectivity into...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Ames Jan. 9

January 5, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 5, 2018 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Jan. 9 Time Title Presenter 3:30 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Dec. 12, 2017, Commission Meeting Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 Commission Comments Staff Comments *Administrative Rules -761 IAC 520, Regulations Applicable to Carriers Melissa Spiegel, director, Motor...

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