Current items out for public comment:

Draft SFY 2023 TPWP & two TIP amendments

 Current items out for public comment:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Draft Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) &

proposed amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Upper Explorerland Transportation Policy Board for Regional Planning Affiliation 1 (RPA-1) will hold public hearings at its upcoming meeting to receive comments on two proposed amendments to the approved RPA-1 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2022-2025, as well as on the draft RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP). The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

This meeting will take place via electronic means pursuant to the provisions of the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.8, Code of Iowa. Due to the ongoing uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is impractical for the Transportation Policy Board to meet in person. Therefore, the meeting will be held virtually. It will be open to the public and those in attendance will be able to hear the proceedings and provide comments and questions as appropriate.

To access the meeting, members of the public are instructed to visit the following web address:

https://tinyurl.com/5y792fea

Members of the public may also join the meeting via telephone by calling: (312) 626-6799

Use meeting ID: 830 7977 6267

The RPA-1 TPWP document identifies the transportation planning and administrative tasks on which federal funding will be used over the course of the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2022. A link to the draft TPWP document can be found toward the bottom of this page.

The RPA-1 TIP document identifies the multi-modal transportation projects—highway, transit, street, bridge, planning, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities—on which state and federal funding will be used over the next four years within Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.

The proposed amendments to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP are as follows:

  • Amendment 5: Adding a new project to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP programmed in FFY 2023.
    • Project# ILL-C033()--92-33 (final project number pending), 210th Street, C14, and W25 CIP Recycling and HMA Paving, sponsored by Fayette County, needs to be added to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP as an illustrative project programmed in FFY 2023 to enable the sponsor to seek special Community Project Funding through the congressional appropriations process.
    • The federal funding amount requested is $2,624,000; the total project cost is $3,340,000, including $60,000 local match from the County and $656,000 in Farm-to-Market funding.
    • The amendment, if approved, will add this project to the RPA-1 FFY 2022-2025 TIP as an illustrative project in FFY 2023.
    • If the federal funding is not received, the project will not be included in future TIPs until/unless otherwise fully funded.
  • Amendment 6: Adding a new project to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP programmed in FFY 2023.
    • Project# ILL-C033()--92-33 (final project number pending), W25 (H93 to Hwy 150) CIP Recycling and HMA Paving, sponsored by Fayette County, needs to be added to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP as an illustrative project programmed in FFY 2023 to enable the sponsor to seek special Community Project Funding through the congressional appropriations process.
    • The federal funding amount requested is $1,576,000; the total project cost is $2,020,000, including $50,000 local match from the County and $394,000 in Farm-to-Market funding.
    • The amendment, if approved, will add this project to the RPA-1 FFY 2022-2025 TIP as an illustrative project in FFY 2023.
    • If the federal funding is not received, the project will not be included in future TIPs until/unless otherwise fully funded.

Written or verbal comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing to Aaron Detter, UERPC, 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 5210; by email at adetter@uerpc.org; by phone at (563) 419-6126; or using the comment form on this page. Comments must be received before May 25th, 2022 to be included at the public hearing.

News Headlines

RPA-1 Policy Board to consider TAP applications, Transportation Planning Work Program, TIP amendments at May 25 meeting

Posted: Wed, May 18, 2022

The RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board will discuss and award Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds at its meeting on Wednesday, May 25th. The Policy Board will also consider approval of the RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) and amendments to the current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Policy Board meeting is at 11:00 a.m. and the Enhancement Committee (TAP recommendation) and Technical Committee (TIP amendment recommendation) will meet beforehand at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively. The meeting link is the same for all three of the meetings.

Visit the following web address to access the meeting:

tinyurl.com/5y792fea

Or call:    312-626-6799    Use meeting ID:     830 7977 6267

For details on the proposed TIP amendments as well as the draft TPWP, please click HERE.

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The UERPC May 2022 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Tue, May 17, 2022

The UERPC May 2022 Newsletter is here!  https://uerpc.org/newsletters.html 

Highlights include:

  • UERPC's Detter Featured as Keynote for Regional Roundtable
  • Freedom Bank Donates to Housing Trust Fund 
  • Driving Electric in Rural NE Iowa
  • Postville 5-2-1-0 Year One Project Update
  • What Exactly is the "Infrastructure Bill"?
  • UERPC Notices
  • Employee Spotlight:  Lori Quam
  • UERPC May Work Anniversaries
  • City of New Albin Breaks Ground for New Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Riceville Celebrates Earth Day with Walking School Bus Blitz Event
  • It's Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Annual UERPC Earth Day Trash Pick-up Event
  • May 5-2-1-0 Feature

Want to receive our newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here: http://uerpc.org/newsletters.html 

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Special call for additional TAP funding; applications due April 30th, 2022

Posted: Tue, March 29, 2022

After an increase in funding targets resulting from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that was recently signed into law, RPA-1/Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is seeking additional applications for Federal Funding through Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program (Iowa’s TAP). RPA-1 is expected to have an additional $440,000 available, which can be used on new or previously awarded projects in any of the next four federal fiscal years (FFY)—2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026—and in any combination of years, i.e. all funding in a single year, funding divided among two or more years, etc.

A document with additional nformation and instructions for this special call for applications is available below. The application form and full guidelines on Iowa’s TAP are available on the Iowa DOT's website here.

Applications are due by April 30, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Detter at 563-419-6126 or adetter@uerpc.org.

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Welcome to the New and Improved UERPC Office!

Posted: Mon, April 18, 2022

With our move and consolidation complete, we thought it would be fun to give a sneak peek into our new and improved office in Decorah (located at 325 Washington Street)! The location may be new for some and improved for others, but bottom line is that we are all very excited to be working under one roof to better serve your needs. Stay tuned for information on an open house event in the near future!

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