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State Public Participation Process for Transportation Planning


This public participation process was developed to document the ways in which Iowans have the opportunity to help identify transportation issues, needs and priorities; plan how to meet those needs and priorities; and select transportation projects that turn the plans into reality. This means:
  1. Information and opportunities for public involvement will be provided continuously throughout the planning and programming process.
  2. Information will be widely distributed.
  3. Comments will be sought and encouraged from the public, including transportation disadvantaged individuals and groups.
  4. Public comments, suggestions and concerns will be listened to and considered when transportation decisions are made.
The Iowa Department of Transportation is working with many partners to involve the public in transportation planning. Iowa’s nine metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and 18 regional planning affiliations (RPAs) are also taking steps to inform and involve the public in metropolitan and regional transportation planning. Transportation planning at the state level will tie regional and metropolitan plans together into a single statewide vision for the future. The Iowa DOT plans to coordinate state and local public participation activities where possible, eliminate duplicative efforts, and share the information and ideas we receive with each other. Iowa will continue to review the public participation process for effectiveness and update when necessary.

Questions, concerns, or comments regarding the public participation process may be directed via email to Zac Bitting at zachary.bitting@iowadot.us

State Public Participation Process for Transportation Planning