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Visit the I-80 Planning Study website to view the second online public meeting

7/25/2017

The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a planning study of Interstate 80. The study is being developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing condition of I-80, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route.

This popular design won't be on Iowa's new license plates. Here's why.

7/21/2017

When a Downtown Farmers' Market customer told designer John Bosley his "Layers of Iowa" design would make for a great new Iowa license plate, Bosley agreed.

Eastern Iowa Airport adds expedited TSA Pre Check option

7/21/2017

On Thursday, officials with the Transportation Security Administration unveiled their TSA Pre Check program at the Cedar Rapids airport. Des Moines International Airport is the only other airport in the state that offers the program.

Northey stresses need for water infrastructure investing

7/21/2017

“There was a generation before us that spent a lot of dollars, to be able to invest in these river facilities that allow us to export. There are billions of dollars worth of product going down the river, and billions coming back as well."

Legislation Introduced to Delay Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate

7/20/2017

Yesterday, Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017. H.R. 3282 would provide for a two year delay of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate.

Week of July 17 fuel and energy price update

7/19/2017

As of Tuesday, July 18th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.19 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same as last week and $.02 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.27, up a penny from last week’s price.

Iowa Supreme Court to consider 2 speed camera cases

7/19/2017

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark S. Cady on Thursday signed an order granting further review in two lawsuits — the City of Cedar Rapids vs. Leaf and the Myron Behm et al vs. the City of Cedar Rapids and its traffic camera vendor GATSO USA.

Survey says Iowa drivers are some of the rudest in the U.S.

7/19/2017

Iowans aren't very nice drivers, a new survey promoting better driving habits in the U.S. shows.

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting Aug. 8 in Shenandoah

7/19/2017

The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting at the Edward May Family Community Center, 1000 Mustang Drive, in Shenandoah Tuesday, Aug. 8, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals.

Update on Electronic Logging Devices for Livestock Hauling

7/13/2017

We have received several calls requesting information on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). The following is a refresh on the background of the issue, actions by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and an update to help address questions.

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