Systems Planning

Planning Resource Guide

Calendar and submittal dates

Contact information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) instructions and forms

District Transportation Planner (DTP) information

Federal Functional Classification (FFC)

Federal legislation, regulations and guidance

Federal-Aid Project Development

Freight

Funding Guide

Funding, Reimbursement and Progress Reports

Geographic Information Systems

Grant Programs

Interchange Justification

Iowa Open Meetings and Public Records Law

Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Maps

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Certification and Planning Review

Mileage Reports

Modal

Modeling and Forecasting

MPO/RPA overview materials

NEPA and the Environment

News and Information

Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP)

Performance Management

Planning Agency Information

MPO and RPA Agency Websites

Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Bi-State Regional Commission (Quad Cities area)
Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (Cedar Rapids area )
Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
East Central Intergovernmental Association (Dubuque area)
Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (Waterloo-Cedar Falls area)
Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (Omaha-Council Bluffs area)
Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (Iowa City area)
Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (Sioux City Area)
RPA 1 – Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
RPA 2 – North Iowa Area Council of Governments
RPA 3 – Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission
RPA 4 – Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council
RPA 5 – Mid-Iowa Development Association Council of Governments
RPA 6 – Region 6 Planning Commission
RPA 7 – Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments
RPA 8 – East Central Intergovernmental Association
RPA 9 – Bi-State Regional Commission
RPA 10 – East Central Iowa Council of Governments
RPA 11 – Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
RPA 12 – Region XII Council of Governments
RPA 13 – Southwest Iowa Planning Council
RPA 14 – Southern Iowa Council of Governments
RPA 15 – Area 15 Regional Planning Commission
RPA 16 – Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission
RPA 17 – Chariton Valley Planning & Development
RPA 18 – Metropolitan Area Planning Agency

 

 

State of the Practice Report

State of Practice - 2014

Board orientation and public outreach examples
DMAMPO
INRCOG
MPOJC
RPA 10

STP and TAP agreement or award letter examples
Corridor MPO
DMAMPO
RPA 14
RPA 16

 

 

 

 

History of Transportation Planning in Iowa

History of Transportation Planning in Iowa

 

 

Planning Area Boundaries

Plans and Studies

Programming/Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Public Participation Process

Quarterly Meetings

2020 MPO-RPA Quarterly Meetings

2020 MPO-RPA quarterly meeting schedule

DECEMBER 2019 MPO-RPA MEETING

Meeting agenda
Federal legislative update
Local pavement data collection
Performance management update
Virtual public involvement and portal
Public transit update

September 2019 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal legislative update
Local pavement data collection
Statewide bicycle and pedestrian counting program
Iowa Public Transit Long-Range Plan
Statewide travel demand model (iTRAM)
Iowa Interstate Plan
Public outreach: ECICOG
Public outreach: DMAMPO
Public outreach: Iowa DOT

June 2019 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal legislative update
Rail documents

March 2019 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal legislative update
Regional transportation project selection paper overview
Iowa Public Transit Long-Range Plan
Peer exchange: Transit audits
Peer exchange: CorridorRides
Iowa Pavement Management Program (IPMP) overview
Peer exchange: Use of pavement condition data
Performance management update

December 2018 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal legislative update
Bicycle/pedestrian update
State long-range plan implementation
Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Transportation asset management
Planning Update
Performance management

September 2018 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Unmanned aircraft systems presentation
Unmanned aircraft systems handouts Federal update
Transit asset management
Peer exchange: Federal functional classification and active transportation
Peer exchange: Block Talk
Planning expectations

June 2018 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal legislative update
State legislative update
Performance management and MAP-21/FAST Act phase-in

March 2018 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal update
I-80 Planning and environmental linkages study update
I-380 Planning and environmental linkages study update
Road Safety Audit guidelines and Strategic Highway Safety Plan update
Performance management and MAP-21/FAST Act phase-in
Transportation Asset Management Plan and target setting update

December 2017 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal update
Bicycle and Pedestrian Long Range Plan update
Strategic Highway Safety Plan update
Park and ride implementation
Freight disaggregation
Performance management update

September 2017 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal update
Long-range transportation plan revised guidelines
Iowa Data Bike project
Timeline and summary of performance management information
SAFETEA-LU and FAST Act CFR comparison – metropolitan planning
SAFETEA-LU and FAST Act CFR comparison – statewide and nonmetropolitan planning
2017 NADO Regional Transportation Conference links
Iowa Rideshare flyer

June 2017 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal update
Federal rulemakings update
State Transportation Plan update
Statewide lane reconfiguration analysis
Iowa DOT GIS resources
Iowa Great Places Program
State Freight Plan draft amendment

March 2017 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal update
FTA performance management information
Draft critical urban and rural freight corridors
State Transportation Plan update
Safety performance management overview
State safety target setting presentation

December 2016 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Federal update
State Transportation Plan update
Federal functional classification (FFC) overview
MAP-21/FAST Act implementation and coordination update
Iowa Standardized Model Structure (ISMS) update

September 2016 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
FHWA response to TAP competitive process justification
Safety update
State Transportation Plan update
MAP-21/FAST Act implementation and coordination
RPA 15 Small Town Iowa Development and Enhancement program
RPA 16 Burlington parking study

June 2016 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
State Transportation Plan update
Federal rulemakings update
Summary of performance measures
Critical rural and urban freight corridor identification
INRCOG regional bicycle accommodation plan
Bi-State trail website and counting program

March 2016 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
FAST Act overview
FAST Act summary
FAST Act stakeholder session summary
State Transportation Plan update
Local Road Safety Plans update
LIFTS update

December 2015 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Freight Plan update
State Transportation Plan update
Rail Plan update
RPA 10 pre-application workshop
Iowa Standardized Model Structure update

September 2015 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Legislative update
LIFTS program
State Transportation Plan overview
Expanded ICE tool
Freight and Rail Plan presentation

June 2015 MPO Meeting

Meeting agenda
iTRAM presentation
Peer exchange on performance measures
Legislative update
State Rail Plan update
Crude by rail presentation

May 2015 RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Crude by rail presentation
Summary of enhanced tank car standards rulemaking
RPA 16 presentation on Policy/TAC structure and funding allocation
2015 bicycle friendly state information

March 2015 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
MAP-21 draft rulemakings presentation
Pedestrian, bicycle, and transit assessment
Iowa Air Service Plan summary
Iowa Commuter Transportation Study summary
Summary of available railroad and freight data
Railroad and freight data presentation
Example railroad annual report
Infogroup employment data presentation
Park and Ride System Plan implementation

December 2014 MPO-RPA Meeting

Meeting agenda
Legislative update
Bicycle & Pedestrian Long-Range Plan update
Agency questionnaire overview
Freight mobility issues

Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA) Planning Expectations

RPA Planning Review

Safety

Secondary and Farm-to-Market (FM) Roads

Technical Analysis Peer Exchange (TAPE)

Title VI

Traffic

Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP)