Whether it’s getting us from place to place or the path the goods we use take to get to us, transportation touches every citizen nearly every day. There are a lot of stories to be told about transportation in Iowa.
Iowa DOT history resources
Our state’s transportation stretches across thousands of years and across a variety of modes. The Iowa DOT has gathered our historical resources in one place.
Iowa DOT history timeline
Explore the interactive transportation timeline beginning with licenses for ferries crossing the Illinois into Iowa.
Planned highway investments
View the current Highway Program Summary.
Project-related public meetings
Information posted on this site is intended to supplement the public meeting, not replace it. The items posted will remain until one month after the meeting date. The official project file is kept by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Location and Environment, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010.
In studying and forming an understanding of Iowa’s transportation history, we must surely develop a reverence for the lifestyles which preceded ours. Achieving a greater understanding of our past, we are better prepared to plan our future.