Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa Transportation Commission to meet October 12 in Waterloo

Posted on: October 07, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 7, 2021 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Courtyard Waterloo Cedar Falls Hotel, 250 Westfield Avenue, in Waterloo. While the meeting is anticipated to be open for in-person attendance by delegations and the public, participation via conference call or Teams is still encouraged to minimize the number of in-person attendees. This is to assure adequate social distancing measures can be accommodated.

Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

Time

Title

 

Presenter

8 a.m.

*Approve Minutes of the
Sept. 14, 2021, Commission Meeting

 

Danielle Madden,
Commission assistant,
515-239-1919

 

Commission Comments

   
 

DOT Staff Comments

   
 

* Administrative Rules 761 IAC

-117 – Outdoor Advertising

-120 – Private Directional Signing

 

Dave Lorenzen, director,
Systems Operations Division,
515-239-1124

 

* Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) application – City of Clinton

 

Craig Markley, director,

Systems Planning Bureau,

515-239-1027

 

* Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – Rural Housing Pilot Program

 

Craig Markley, director,

Systems Planning Bureau,

515-239-1027

 

* State Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations

 

Craig Markley, director,

Systems Planning Bureau,

515-239-1027

 

* Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program Recommendations

 

Tamara Nicholson, director,
Modal Transportation Bureau
515-239-1052

 

* Fiscal Year 2023 Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Program

 

Kris Klop
Modal Transportation Bureau
515-239-1108

 

* 2023 Highway-Railroad Crossing Surface Repair Program

 

Kris Klop
Modal Transportation Bureau
515-239-1108

8:10 a.m.

Adjourn

   

*Action items

 

Public input meeting agenda Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

*Input meeting will begin shortly after the conclusion of the Commission business meeting.

Time

Title

Presenter

8:15 a.m.

Opening remarks

Linda Juckette, Commission chair

8:20 a.m.

City of Waterloo

Mayor Quentin Hart

8:35 a.m.

INRCOG

Kyle Durant

8:45 a.m.

City of Cedar Falls

Chase Schrage

9:00 a.m.

Iowa 150 Coalition

Dylan Mulfinger

9:15 a.m.

Legislator Introductions/Comments

 

9:30 a.m.

U.S. 61

Rachel Lindeen

9:45 a.m.

City of Ottumwa

Mayor Tom Lazio

10:00 a.m.

Citizen

David Falk

10:05 a.m.

Unscheduled Delegations 

 

 

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Transportation tour
The Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will tour transportation projects in northern Iowa Monday, Oct. 11, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Courtyard Waterloo Cedar Falls Hotel, 250 Westfield Avenue, in Waterloo. The tour will end around 2:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Waterloo Cedar Falls Hotel. Transportation-related matters may be discussed, but no action will be taken on the tour.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Informal workshop session
The Commission will meet informally with staff from the Iowa DOT Monday, Oct. 11, in person and via conference call beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Waterloo Cedar Falls Hotel, 250 Westfield Avenue, in Waterloo, following the tour. While the meeting is anticipated to be open for in-person attendance by delegations and the public, participation via conference call or Teams is still encouraged to minimize the number of in-person attendees. The following transportation-related matters may be discussed, but no action will be taken during the meeting. The items are listed in no order and may be discussed at any point during the workshop.

  • Commission input
  • Director’s welcome
  • Administrative Rules
    • Chapter 117 – Outdoor Advertising
    • Chapter 120 – Private Directional Signing
  • COVID-19 Transportation Funding Impact Update
  • 2022 Highway Program Balance Report
  • Railroad Programs
    • Fiscal Year 2023 Highway-Railroad Crossing Safety Program
    • 2023 Highway-Railroad Crossing Surface Repair Program
    • Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program Recommendation
  • State Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations
  • RISE project
    • City of Clinton Certified Site Modification
  • RISE Policy Discussion

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Editor’s note: There are two ways to listen to the Iowa Transportation Commission’s informal workshop session or business meeting or public input session when scheduled. The broadcast feed and phone lines are active 15 minutes prior to each meeting or session and discontinued immediately after a meeting ends.

Live audio and some presentation materials will be available via the Microsoft Teams Meeting Teams link.

For those who wish to only join via audio, dial 515-817-6093 and use conference ID 440 237 881#

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Iowa highway in the evening