The TIP is an annually produced document that describes the federally funded projects and activities that are planned for the RPA 1 region in the next four years. It is a fiscally constrained plan that identifies the use of federal funds in highway, bridge, alternatives and transit projects. The projects identified within this document may receive federal funding from a number of different sources which are distributed through a variety of methods, some through formula, others are discretionary (earmarked) and some by a competitive granting process.
Once approved, the TIP projects are included in the Iowa Department of Transportation's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). This document is available for public review on the Iowa DOT's website at: www.iowadot.gov/program_management/stip.html.
Transportation Planning Work Program annually outlines the transportation planning activities each RPA will undertake for the next fiscal year.
The Passenger Transportation Plan is a document that is developed to serve as a mobility management tool to help meet the specific passenger transportation needs of the region and further the development of the local and regional public transportation system. Under the new MAP-21 transportation law, annual updates will no longer be required, but the full document will be completely updated every five years.
The Public Participation Plan's outline in detail the process each RPA will follow to adequately involve the public in their transportation planning activities.
The purpose of the Long Range Transportation Plan is to encourage and promote the development of a regional transportation system that incorporates all modes of transportation to provide for the safe, efficient and economical movement of people and products. The Long Range Transportation Plan includes a description of the region's existing conditions; forecasts future population and potential growth corridors; identifies current and projected future transportation problems and needs; and explores various transportation improvement strategies to address those needs. In addition, the plan lays out the short-term projects and long-range policy goals of the region.
Some of the headlines you can read about this month:
Housing Program Meeting Being Held
Tuesday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m.
Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
25 West Charles, Oelwein, IA
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is hosting a meeting regarding housing programs that are available in Northeast Iowa. Guest speakers include Jeremy Babcock and Steve Benne with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), Jerry Floyd and Rita Eble from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and Kathy Pfiffner from USDA.
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This meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Oelwein Chamber and Area Development office at 25 West Charles Street, in Oelwein. If you are interested in attending this meeting or would like more information please contact Mary Huinker at 563-864-7551 ext. 111 or by emailing Lori Brockway at email@example.com.
Clayton County Development Group in Elkader the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Cedar Rapids and Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission in Decorah are holding an informational session on various sources of financing for start-up & existing businesses. SBA, a federal government agency devoted to assisting small & medium-sized businesses, will have a representative discussing business loan options, and Clayton County Development Group and Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission will have a representative discussing RLF funds available for businesses. The 1-1/2 hour session, including questions & answers, will take place on Tuesday, May 12th starting @ 5:30 PM at Clayton County Office Building at 600 Gunder Rd. in Elkader, Iowa. Register today to attend contact Darla Kelchen at 563-245-2201.
WHAT: Free informational session on sources of money for businesses
WHO: New/start-up and existing business owners/managers
WHEN: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 starting @ 5:30PM & wrapping up by 7PM
WHERE: Clayton County Office Building 600 Gunder Rd. Elkader
Join Clayton County Development, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission and SBA to learn more about the options available for financing your business. Also, discussed briefly will be government contracting opportunities and free counseling along with low cost training resources available for businesses. Get your questions answered. Register by contacting Darla at the CCDG office at 563-245-2201.
UERPC is seeking car bids for a 2007 Malibu, LS V6 package, 141,993 highway miles, grey, four-door, cloth interior, very clean. Minimum bid is $2,400.
Please submit sealed bids to Executive Director, Rachelle Howe, UERPC, 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101. Bids will be opened at 12:00 Noon on May 7th. You do not need to be present at opening of bids.