Iowa Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP)
Intent of program
TEAP provides up to 150 hours of free traffic engineering expertise to local units of government in the form of a traffic study. Studies identify cost-effective traffic safety and operational improvements as well as potential funding sources to implement the recommendations.
Typical study subjects include pedestrian crossings, high-crash locations, traffic delays, safe school routes, and parking issues.
Iowa cities without the resources of a staff traffic engineer (typically those with populations less than 35,000) are eligible.
Every Iowa county is also eligible.
Roundabout reviews are available for any city or county.
The subject of the study must address an existing traffic/safety problem. This program is not intended for planning purposes.
NEW FOR 2023/2024: For locations NOT on a state highway, requests must include a vulnerable road user safety component, such as bicycles or pedestrians. Studies involving a state highway may focus on any existing safety or operational concern.
Applicants may be asked to assist with data collection, if needed (as-built plans, traffic counts, street maps, crash reports, etc.).
TEAP will fund up to 150 hours of consultant time, free of charge.
No local funding match is required.
There is no deadline. Successful applications are funded year-round until resources are exhausted.
Submit a letter of request explaining the problem to the appropriate district engineer.
If the district agrees with the need for a study, the application will be forwarded to the Traffic and Safety Bureau for final approval.
Acceptance decisions usually occur within 30 days.