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Office of Local Systems

Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-239-1528
Fax: 515-239-1966

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Description of Duties


Bell, Tammi

e-Construction/Doc Express Administrator
515-239-1529
tammi.bell@iowadot.us
  • Administrator and trainer of e-Construction for local agencies (including Doc Express)
  • Back-up for Federal and State reporting
  • Back-up support for all other automation efforts for the Office
  • ICEA Computer Committee

Boell, Brenda

Field review technician
515-239-1437
brenda.boell@iowadot.us
  • Monitor inspection and documentation of city and county Federal-aid projects
  • Maintain project records
  • Organize and conduct FieldManager training and provide limited support
  • Prepare and distribute BIAS revisions
  • Federal Work Zone Review Team
  • Organize and conduct federal-aid contract administration training for local agencies
  • Maintain office copies of Iowa DOT manuals
  • ICEA Conference Planning committee
  • New Products Committee
  • APAI and HMA Steering Committee representative
  • ICEA Special Schools Committee
  • Assist with work zone safety training

Buchwald, Donna

Office director
515-239-1051
donna.buchwald@iowadot.us

  • Supervise office staff and administer office functions
  • Serve as liaison to local, state and federal agencies

Dostart, John

Urban engineer
515-239-1291
john.dostart@iowadot.us
  • Administer Federal and State programs for cities (i.e. STP, TSIP, HBP, City Bridge, Curb Ramp, and Demo / Discretionary)
  • Resource point for the 6 DLSE as they assist the cities with Federal-aid projects
  • Liaison to cities and city organizations
  • Review and revise urban design criteria
  • Oversee Street Financial Report
  • Assist with reviewing IM's
  • Administer Inactive Obligations Report
  • Various committees: SUDAS , TSIP Advisory, APWA conference planning
  • ADA complaints and policy guidance
  • Title VI / EEO officer for Local Systems

Fox, Nicole

Deputy director
515-239-1506
nicole.fox@iowadot.us
  • Oversee administration of Federal and State programs for cities and counties
  • Coordinate revisions to all office policy and procedure documents (Guidance Manual, IMs, PPM, and Funding Guide)
  • Legislative, regulatory, and policy research and analysis
  • Office administration and special projects
  • Oversee office web site
  • Oversee development and preparation of primary and local systems agreements
  • LTAP contract administrator

Popp, Deanne

Agreements specialist
515-239-1527
deanne.popp@iowadot.us
  • City and county primary highway pre-design, preconstruction, right-of-way, and TJ agreements
  • Bi-state and border bridge agreements
  • Park and institutional road agreements
  • TSIP agreements and project numbers
  • Mitigation agreements
  • Develop Staff Actions
  • Develop and maintain city and county agreement shells for various state and federal programs

Vacant

Secondary roads engineer
515-239-1506
  • Administer and coordinate various Federal and State programs for counties (i.e. STP, FM, HBP, HRRR, ER, TSIP, and County Bridge)
  • Resource point for the 6 DLSE as they assist the counties with Fed-aid, State, and FM projects
  • Liaison to counties and county programs, budgets, and annual reports
  • Oversee review of county programs, budges, and annual reports
  • Review and revise rural design criteria
  • Assist with reviewing IM's
  • Various committees: ICEA Design Committee, ICEA FM Committee, ICEA Computer Committee, CHSP Local roads subcommittee, Cultural Interchange Team representative, TSIP Advisory Committee (alt.)
  • Monitor FM balance and cash flow

Vacant

Automation and reporting specialist
515-239-1064
  • Administer Street Finance Report, including training
  • Review and approval of county budgets, programs and annual reports
  • Prepare and submit FHWA 536 report
  • Office records coordination
  • Automation projects, including training
  • Maintain office website
  • HIDARG committee representative
  • Assist with County and city bridge programs (Federal and State)
  • Prepare FM fund balances and cash flow projections
  • Monitor county HBP balances
  • Manage HRRR program
  • Distribute county culvert and bridge standard drawings
  • Assist counties and cities by answering basic questions and helping them locate reference information such as design guide, instructional memorandums or other procedural guides, funding information, report instructions, or other general information