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Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to hold conference call Mar. 1

February 27, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Feb.27, 2024 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will convene a meeting via conference call Friday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m. Interested parties may join the call by dialing 712-432-3900 and entering conference ID 7473245#. The phone line will be active shortly before the meeting and discontinued immediately after the meeting ends. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 9:30 a.m. Roll call Telephonic meeting statement, welcome and introductions 9:40 a.m. *Approval of Jan. 26, 2024,...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 13

February 13, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 13, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Feb. 13 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-34 Approve Minutes of the Jan. 9, 2024 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 TD-2024-35 Corridor Preservation Renewal: Interstate 80 from west of U.S. 6/169 to Grand Prairie Parkway Approved Gary Harris, transportation engineer specialist, Location and Environment Bureau, 515-239-1459 TD-2024-36 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2025...

Corridor Study Draft Vision Document for U.S. 63 from Ottumwa to the Missouri border starting Mar. 13, 2024

February 13, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Mar 13, 2024 – Your feedback is needed as the Iowa Department of Transportation reviews the Draft Vision Document for U.S. 63 from Ottumwa to the Missouri border in Wapello and Davis counties. The Vision Document is a guide for future improvements in the corridor. Getting your feedback on the Draft Vision Document for U.S. 34 will help us meet your needs in the future. Vision Document Video with comment form: When: Wednesday, Mar. 13 through Tuesday,...

Proposed sidewalk and roadway improvements along Iowa 9 and U.S. 218 in Osage to be discussed on Feb. 15

February 9, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 9, 2023 – Join the Iowa Department of Transportation for a virtual or in-person public information meeting to discuss proposed roadway improvements on Iowa 9 from Kirkwood Avenue to 1st Street, and along U.S. 218 from Poplar Street to Iowa 9 in Osage. Additional proposed improvements include sidewalk replacement and curb installation from Kirkwood Avenue to South 14th Street and along U.S. 218 from Iowa 9 to North Corporate Limits. Proposed sidewalk improvements comply with the...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet February 13

February 8, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 8, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024 Commission Meeting Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 Commission Comments Iowa DOT Staff Comments *Corridor Preservation Renewal: Interstate 80 from west...

Help shape the future of the Decatur Bridge by participating in a community-wide survey by March 15

February 1, 2024

Feb. 1, 2024 – The Decatur Bridge located in Burt County is a historic landmark providing regional connectivity for more than 70 years. Ongoing maintenance of the aging bridge indicates it is time to determine the appropriate long-term solution to provide continued access across the Missouri River. The Nebraska Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Transportation are seeking community input to help inform a Decatur Bridge Feasibility Study evaluating options to improve the Missouri River crossing. Help shape the...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Jan. 26 in Maquoketa

January 18, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 18, 2024 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at the Hurstville Interpretative Center, 18670 63rd Street, in Maquoketa. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m. Roll call Welcome and introductions 10:15 a.m. *Approval of Oct. 13 and 30, 2023, meeting minutes *Treasurer report and approval 10:30 a.m. Budget *Discuss and approve expenditures *Review and approve National MRPC payments *Discuss and approve radio ads Discuss tear sheets 11:30...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9

January 9, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, Jan. 9 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-28 Approve Minutes of the Dec. 12, 2023 Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 FO-2024-29 Transfer of Jurisdiction of Frontage Roadway South of U.S. 20 in Dubuque Approved Stu Anderson, director, Transportation Development Division, 515-239-1661 TD-2024-30 Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program Funding Recommendations Approved (Link to...

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Funding to Support Purchase of 145 New Public Transit Vehicles and Four New Public Transit Facilities

January 9, 2024

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $53 million in funding for 145 new public transit vehicles and four new public transit facilities. Six of the vehicles will be used to increase the number of vehicles available for public transit service, and 139 vehicles will replace older models past their useful life. Funds will be used to support construction of two vehicle storage and operations facilities for Heart of Iowa Regional Transit...

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

January 9, 2024

Ames, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2024 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $4 million in total funding for four projects from the 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. North Ankeny...

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