Iowa Transportation Commission schedules public input meetings

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February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Transportation Commission says it will conduct four public input meetings around the state during 2013. The meetings will give Iowans opportunities to present ideas and comments directly to the commissioners concerning transportation policies and programs, without traveling to Ames. One of the four public input meetings will take place June 11th, in the Council Bluffs area.

Commissioners encourage representatives of regional and metropolitan planning organizations, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development groups, and modal transportation providers to attend. All other interested groups and individuals are also invited to participate. Items that may be discussed at the meetings include: the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway, aviation, rail, river, trail and transit issues.

To obtain a scheduled time on the agenda for one of the Commission’s public input meetings, contact the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Program Management at 515-239-1148, by fax at 515-239-1975, or e-mail donald.tebben@dot.iowa.gov. Include the date you prefer and general topic you wish to discuss. The meetings are not intended to address issues regarding specific projects or projects under construction. Delegation comments and presentations should be 20 minutes or less.