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Making a difference in the lives of Iowans through stewardship, service and innovation.


The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) advocates and delivers transportation services that support the economic, environmental and social vitality of Iowa.

Guiding principles

The Iowa DOT holds the following principles as critical to successfully fulfilling our mission and achieving our vision.

  • Integrity - Our dealings with each other, and our partners and customers are conducted to the highest ethical standard.
  • Transparency - Our decisions, actions and processes are open, accessible and understandable - both internally and externally.
  • Outstanding Service - We provide excellent service by: 1) continually developing our skills, tools and expertise; 2) forming internal external partnerships; 3) finding innovative methods of doing things better; and 4) adapting rapidly to opportunities and challenges.
  • Quality Work Culture - Our employees are safe, respected and treated equitably; diversity is promoted to enrich and strengthen the workforce; and employees are given opportunities for personal and professional growth.