Ensures the mobility and safe operation of the transportation system through proactive traffic management which is also called Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO). The office oversees:
A motor vehicle enforcement officer is a peace officer whose primary duty is to enforce all state and federal regulations that apply to commercial vehicles travelling Iowa's roadways. Some of the laws enforced relate to the following:
The Construction and Materials office, in Ames, provides oversight, guidance, consultation, and specialized services related to construction contract administration; field inspection; materials sampling and testing; specifications; materials instructional memoranda; administrative and regulatory requirements; technical training; reporting, performance tracking, contract disputes, and other matters to ensure cost-effective and uniform compliance with contract documents.
The office also offers technical assistance and materials testing services to local public agencies on city and county projects advertised through the Iowa DOT. Services and expertise provided by the Office of Construction and Materials include:
The Iowa DOT believes it's important to prepare for emerging technologies that will shape the future of transportation. We have partnered with Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and HERE North America on a project to set a vision that will help us prepare for increasing levels of vehicle automation.
In partnership with field maintenance, we will manage our maintenance operations so that consistent, effective and quality services are provided to the traveling public.
Serving Iowans with professionalism, a caring spirit and integrity.