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Mailings


What are the Local Systems mailings?

As a service to local governments, the Office of Local Systems distributes a variety of transportation-related information via e-mail on a regular basis. This information typically includes: changes to policies or procedures; funding opportunities; conferences, workshops or other training opportunities; job openings at the Iowa DOT, local governments or other transportation agencies; and other information that may be of interest to local transportation officials, their consultants and other transportation agencies.

How do I subscribe?

Complete the Local Systems Mailing List Request Form.
If you would like to receive our mailings at multiple e-mail addresses, complete a request form for each e-mail address. Likewise, if there are multiple individuals at your company or agency that would like to receive our mailings, a request form will need to be completed for each person.
Note: it is your responsibility to keep your contact information updated. If we find that an email is no longer valid, it will be removed from our mailing list without any notification.

How do I change my subscription information?

Complete the Local Systems Mailing List Request Form again using your current contact information and subscription preferences. Any previous entry in our mailing database that matches the e-mail address provided on the form will be overwritten with the current information.

How do I unsubscribe?

Complete the top portion of the Local Systems Mailing List Request Form again, and check “Unsubscribe” box. Any previous entry in our mailing database that matches the e-mail address provided on the form will be removed from the database.

Where can I view mailings that have already been sent?

Use the Mailing search. You may search by subject, date or date range, or the group the mailing was sent to. Mailings are typically accessible from search page within one day after they were sent.

Where are the attachments?

Some mailings contain attachments. To view the attachment, click on the paperclip icon in the left hand margin of your Adobe Acrobat window. The paperclip icon may be in either the upper left or bottom left portion of the margin, depending on which version of Adobe Acrobat you are using. Clicking on the paperclip icon will display a list of attached files. Right click or double click on the file name to open or save the attachment. For additional assistance, refer to the Instructions for Viewing Attachments.

Why don’t the hyperlinks in the mailing work?

Depending on which version of Adobe Acrobat you are using, you may have to press CTRL + Click to view the link. You may also have to click on the Select Tool button from the tool bar before pressing Ctrl + Click. The Select Tool button looks like a cursor (or I-bar) with an arrow next to it.

Can I have something sent to the Local Systems mailing list?

The Office of Local Systems has sole discretion concerning the type of information that may be sent to our mailing list. We do not advertise products or services offered by private individuals or companies, unless those products or services are directly related to an initiative sponsored or supported by the Iowa DOT or one of our transportation partner organizations. Mailings are usually sent out within two working days of receipt, but other priorities may govern when we can send your information. Therefore, if you have time-sensitive information, please provide as much lead time as possible.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?

Please contact Gail Nordholm at Gail.Nordholm@dot.iowa.gov or 515-239-1528.