Government, Business, Safety

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Five-Year Plan

Interstate 74 bridge over Mississippi River Under the plan, work will continue on the Interstate 74 bridge, which spans the Mississippi River and connects Davenport, Iowa, and Moline, Ill. (CTF83!/Wikicommons)

The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved the state’s transportation improvement program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Biofuel Plan Triggers Political Fallout in Farm Country

Cornfield in Iowa Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s decision to defend the U.S. government’s power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other states that are top producers of ethanol and the corn used to make it.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2020

Walcott Truckers Jamboree to Welcome Over 40,000 Attendees

Iowa 80 Truckstop The Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop. (Iowa 80 Group)

The 40th anniversary event will be held July 11-13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284. Festivities will include concerts, carnival games, firework shows, an antique truck display and a super truck beauty contest.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
July 10, 2019
Government, Safety

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Five-Year Improvement Plan

Iowa I-80 Iowa highway by Tony Webster/Flickr

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the state Department of Transportation’s outline for projects that will be conducted over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Safety

Iowa DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Targets Interstates, Bridges

I-74 construction Construction on the I-74 bridge. (I-74 Mississippi Bridge)

Iowa Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a $3.4 billion plan to support roadway and bridge projects over the next five years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2018
Government, Business

I-74 Bridge Replacement Aims to Ease Mobility in Quad Cities Corridor

Existing I-74 Bridge CTF83!/Wikicommons

The Interstate 74 bridge replacement, a tandem project of the Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation, will increase capacity and facilitate mobility on an important corridor that links the two states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Iowa DOT Seeks Volunteers for Self-Driving Car Research

Some of Iowa’s leaders in automated vehicle research are seeking volunteers to help test the results of high-definition mapping and data collection.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
October 10, 2017

Iowa Transportation Budget Draws Unanimous Support

Drew Tarvin/Flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa — As budget bills go, the Iowa Department of Transportation's $384 million operations budget is “fairly non-con,” Rep. Dennis Cohoon, the ranking Democrat on the transportation appropriations subcommittee, told colleagues April 11.

James Q. Lynch | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
April 12, 2017

Iowa Finalizes First Freight Plan

Sean Hobson/Flickr

State transportation officials hope Iowa’s first freight plan will provide the guidelines necessary to manage a growing industry of airplanes, trains and semi-trailers.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
July 28, 2016

Iowa Lawmakers Cut $4.85 Million From DOT Budget, Half of Original Target

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

After threatening to slash $9.7 million from the Iowa Department of Transportation’s operating budget, the state’s Legislature voted April 29 to slice that figure in half to $4.85 million before adjourning for the year.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2016