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Message Monday - All you need is love ... and a seat belt

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Beatles may have truly believed that all you need is love, but when you’re in a metal box traveling at 70 MPH down the interstate, buckling up can save your life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Of the 35,092 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, 48 percent were not wearing seat belts. In 2015 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 13,941 lives and could have saved an additional 2,814 people if they had been...

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Iowa DOT accepting applications through March 9 for diesel emission reduction grant

Thursday, February 15, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 15, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting grant applications for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant program. This grant program is eligible for diesel fleets in all 99 Iowa counties. As part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the grant program assists with the replacement of aging diesel equipment in fleets. This includes school buses; heavy- and medium-duty transit buses and trucks; and nonroad engines,...

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