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Iowa House OKs plan to buy down school transportation costs

2/20/2018

Bipartisan approval Monday by the Iowa House of a plan to buy down transportation costs in those districts that spend the most on busing sets up a showdown with the Senate.

Car headlights required during bad weather under Iowa Senate bill

2/20/2018

Iowa motorists would be required to use headlights during daytime hours when driving in inclement conditions that include fog, snow, sleet or rain under a bill approved Monday by the Iowa Senate.

Blue and white safety lights for DOT snowplows get Iowa Senate OK

2/20/2018

Flashing blue and white safety lights on Iowa's snowplow trucks could be used statewide to reduce traffic crashes, under a bill approved Monday by the Iowa Senate.

Driving conditions over much of the state may be tricky the next few days

2/19/2018

- Iowa Department of Transportation officials are urging motorists to evaluate the necessity of each trip during poor winter driving conditions, and monitor weather forecasts and road condition reports before heading out on the roads.

Infrastructure plan targets rural areas

2/19/2018

Ag leaders hope the Trump plan will spur long-awaited repairs to roads, bridges and inland waterways.

Movement, finally, on repairing ag infrastructure

2/19/2018

I own an old house; it’s close to 90 years old by my calculations.

Farmland values stop 3-year slide

2/19/2018

Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Iowa, ended three consecutive yearly declines with an increase of 1 percent during 2017

Supporters of Iowa traffic camera ban eyeing victory this year

2/19/2018

State Rep. Jake Highfill, R-Johnston, said he believes he has the votes to pass the ban in the House. Traffic camera legislation has fizzled in past sessions.

Trump budget proposes to cancel Iowa passenger rail funds

2/16/2018

The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposes cancelling $53.4 million in passenger rail money, with the bulk of it likely coming from funds set aside for a connection between Moline and Iowa City.

Iowa House plan would pay $11 million toward school busing costs

2/15/2018

More than 40 percent of Iowa’s school districts would be in line for a one-time cash infusion to help cover their high costs of busing students under a measure advanced Wednesday in the House.

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