Iowa DOT News Release

More than $1.4 million awarded from Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System Program

Posted on: May 14, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 14, 2019 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $1.4 million in grant funding for two transportation infrastructure related development projects under the Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) program. The LIFTS program provides grants for projects that help meet the changing demands of Iowa’s multimodal freight system. The program provides funding for freight projects that have economic and public benefit by enhancing the shipment of freight but are typically ineligible for state or federal highway funding. The two projects will assist in providing more efficient transportation of products using rail, truck and air freight at multiple locations in Iowa.

Following is the list of LIFTS projects approved by the Commission. 



Eastern Iowa Airport Cargo Logistics Facility


Mt. Pleasant/BJRY Transload Facility


Total recommended funding



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