Iowa DOT News Release

MEDIA ALERT – Press event in Davenport Sept. 11 to give details of expanded Highway Helper program and offer ride along opportunities

Posted on: September 09, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 9, 2019 – Iowa Department of Transportation officials will be unveiling its new Highway Helper vehicles to the Quad Cities.

WHAT: Press conference to announce the expansion of Highway Helper Program to the Quad Cities and expanded service hours/trucks in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, and Council Bluffs

WHERE: Iowa DOT maintenance garage, 8723 NW Blvd in Davenport

WHEN: Sept. 11, 2019, at 1 p.m.

Brief remarks will be given by Mark Lowe, Iowa DOT Director, and Tom Kimbro, Iowa Operations Manager for the Highway Helper service provider, AutoBase. 

Following the remarks, Highway Helper ride along opportunities for media members will be provided in two Highway Helper vehicles every 30 minutes to those who schedule in advance by contacting Tracey Bramble at

Interviews with Iowa DOT Highway Helper Program Manager Bonnie Castillo will be available to those waiting for a ride-along.


Iowa highway in the evening