Iowa DOT News

January 2021

Iowa DOT awards funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Act program

January 20, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 20, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has awarded $837,840 in funding for 10 Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program projects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is authorized as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to support programs administered by eligible states that are designed to achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions among on-road or non-road vehicles and equipment, including school buses, medium- and heavy-duty transit buses and trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and nonroad...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission Jan. 13

January 13, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan 13, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting via teleconference today in Ames. Business meeting actions taken Wednesday, Jan. 13 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2021-36 Approve Minutes of the Dec. 8, 2020, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 IT-2021-37 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 4 Public Records and Fair Information Practices Approved Bill George, interim director, Information Technology Division, 515-233-7783 H-2021-38 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 121 –...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves Federal Recreational Trails Program funding

January 13, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 13, 2021 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,338,337 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 Iowa's Clean Air Attainment Program funding

January 13, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 13, 2021 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $4 million in total funding for 11 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, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning affiliations, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program. The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below. #6 Brown, Night...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program funding

January 13, 2021

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program funding AMES, Iowa – Jan. 13, 2021 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $930,087 in total funding for four 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...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 12, 2021

AMES, IOWA – Jan. 12, 2021 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Driver’s license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Saturday, Jan 16. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov.All Iowa DOT driver’s license...

Odometer statement requirements changing for transfers of title on older vehicles

January 11, 2021

ANKENY, Iowa – Jan. 11, 2021 – As a protection for consumers, federal and state laws require an odometer disclosure statement when the title of a vehicle 10 model years old or newer is transferred. The odometer disclosure statement is typically completed on the backside of the title. This layer of consumer protection is designed to prevent odometer fraud, ensuring that all parties are aware of the mileage on a vehicle. A change in federal regulations that took effect Jan....

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet Jan. 13

January 11, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 11, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting via teleconference on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Business meeting agenda Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. Public Input Congresswoman Ashley Hinson *Approve Minutes of the Dec. 8, 2020, Commission Meeting Danielle Madden, Commission assistant, 515-239-1919 Commission Comments DOT Staff Comments *Administrative Rules -761 IAC 4 Public Records and Fair Information Practices Bill George, interim director, Information Technology Division, 515-233-7783 *Administrative...

New digital passport encourages travelers to explore Iowa’s Scenic Byways

January 5, 2021

This information is being sent through the Iowa Department of Transportation’s news release system as a courtesy to the Iowa Economic Development Authority New digital passport encourages travelers to explore Iowa’s Scenic Byways DES MOINES - Jan. 5, 2021 - The Iowa Tourism Office today announced a free digital passport for travelers to discover the beauty of Iowa’s scenic byways and the unique attractions, shops, and restaurants along the way, while also qualifying for discounts and prizes. “Iowa’s scenic byways...

Iowa DOT accepting applications through March 5 for two Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust funding programs

January 4, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 4, 2021 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting grant applications for two separate Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust funding programs. The first funding program will offer $4.9 million across the three eligible project categories listed below. Private organizations, public transit system operators, cities, counties, and schools that own and operate diesel fleets and equipment in Iowa are eligible to sponsor projects for these projects. State agencies are not eligible for this program, except...

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