Freight

FREIGHT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mission

To guide the Iowa DOT in fostering a safe, efficient, and convenient multimodal freight transportation system to enhance the competitiveness of Iowa’s business and industry.

GOAL

Through education, discussion and review, the Freight Advisory Council will assist and advise the Iowa DOT on freight mobility policies, programs, and investments.

Values

  • Open discussion and respect for a variety of interests and opinion.s
  • Commitment to regular participation and other assigned responsibilities.
  • Collaborative decision-making that provides the best end result for Iowa’s freight transportation system and future economic vitality.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include but are not
limited to:

  • Serve as an advisory body to Iowa DOT staff involved in freight mobility activities.
  • Identify obstacles, challenges, and inefficiencies in the current freight transportation system.
  • Proactively identify emerging trends that may impact freight mobility.
  • Provide educational opportunities to stakeholders.
  • Assist in the development of the Iowa DOT’s State Freight Plan, including providing stakeholder input, reviewing draft content, and offering suggestions for improvement.
  • Review and comment on modal plans and the state long-range transportation plan as they relate to freight mobility.
  • Review and comment on proposals for freight policies, programs, and investments.
  • Consult with interested constituents as appropriate.
  • Suggest potential planning initiatives or research topics.
  • Advocate for freight mobility issues.

Organization

  • Meet on a quarterly basis.
  • Meetings will be held at a central Iowa location; one meeting per year may be held at another location of the state.
  • A chair and vice chair will be elected to serve a two-year term and the vice chair will assume the chair position at the end of the chair’s term.
  • Term limits will not apply to general membership; however, if a member or designee is absent for three consecutive meetings, barring extenuating circumstances, their membership will be terminated.
  • Agendas will be cooperatively developed by the chair and Iowa DOT staff.
  • Meeting arrangements will be the responsibility of the Iowa DOT.
  • Iowa DOT will provide other staff support, as needed.

For more information on the Iowa Freight Advisory Council, please contact Sam Hiscocks, Freight Planning Coordinator, at 515-239-1004 or samuel.hiscocks@iowadot.us.



Freight Advisory Council meetings


March 25, 2022

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

December 10, 2021

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

September 10, 2021

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m to 1 p.m.
Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, Iowa 50322

June 25, 2021

March 26, 2021

December 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m to 11 a.m.
Microsoft Teams

June 29, 2020

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m to 11 a.m.
Microsoft Teams

December 13, 2019

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

September 6, 2019

June 7, 2019

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

 

March 8, 2019

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322

 

December 14, 2018

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

September 14, 2018

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322

March 2, 2018

December 1, 2017

September 8, 2017

June 2, 2017

March 3, 2017

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322

December 2, 2016

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard Marriot
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

September 9, 2016

June 3, 2016

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Iowa Motor Vehicle Division Building
6310 SE Convenience Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

March 4, 2016

December 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

June 26, 2015

March 27, 2015

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Adventureland Inn
3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009

June 20, 2014

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
238 Main Ave.
Clinton, IA 52732

February 14, 2014

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021

November 22, 2013

August 22, 2013

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Historic Park Inn
7 West State St., Mason City, IA 50401

November 6, 2012

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021

May 15, 2013

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Iowa Motor Vehicle Division
6310 SE Convenience Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50021

February 13, 2013

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021

August 1, 2012

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Meeting
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott
2405 Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA 50021




Advisory Committee Membership


Member name Position/Organization
Mike Steenhoek (Chair) Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition
Don McDowell (Vice Chair) Grassroots Program Manager, Iowa Farm Bureau
Gabe Claypool President, Des Moines Industrial
Tom Determann Clinton Regional Development Corporation
Greg Dickinson President, Ten D, Inc. Companies/Merchants Distribution Service
Doug Martin Assistant General Manager, Amazon DSM5
Allison Meiners Director of Safety & Member Services, Iowa Motor Truck Association
Delia Moon-Meier Senior Vice President, Iowa 80 Group
James Niffenegger Director of Fleet Dispatch, Landus Cooperative
Kelli O’Brien Director of Public Affairs for IA, MN, and WI, Union Pacific Railroad
Joe Parsons Chief Operating Officer, Iowa Interstate Railroad
Dan Sabin President, Iowa Northern Railroad
Jody Sandy Vice President of Transportation, Hy-Vee
Reilly Vaughan Agribusiness Association of Iowa
Jillian Walsh Business Development & Marketing Partner, Travero
Ron White Upper Mississippi River Regional Manager, Artco Fleeting Service
Tim Woods Woods Development, LLC


Ex Officio member name Position/Organization
Todd Ashby Director, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Andrew Goodall Program Manager, U.S. ArmyCorps of Engineers, Rock Island District
Mike Hadley Vice Chair, Keokuk County Board of Supervisors
Michael Kober Iowa Department of Public Safety
Sean Litteral Federal Highway Administration, Iowa Division
Scott Marler Director, Iowa DOT
Tim Marshall Federal Highway Administration, Iowa Division
Shirley McGuire Division Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Mike Norris Director, Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission
Paul Ovrom Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Joseph Rude Iowa Economic Development Authority
Colonel Jesse Curry Commander, Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Louis Vander Streek Assistant General Counsel, Iowa Utilities Board
Jennifer Wright Iowa Department of Natural Resources