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Jan. 22 public hearing to discuss proposed improvements to Interstate 380 in Linn County postponed

1/22/2019

The Iowa Department of Transportation has canceled the public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, to discuss proposed improvements to I-380 between Collins Road/Iowa 100 and County Home Road, which includes 6-laning I-380, rebuilding the Boyson Road interchange, and adding an interchange at Tower Terrace Road.

Seeking truth in meat labeling

1/21/2019

Iowa delegates successfully include language on meat labeling, crop insurance and other issues in American Farm Bureau Federation policy.

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Jan. 22 in Burlington

1/17/2019

The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Des Moines County Heritage Center Museum, 501 N. 4th Street in Burlington.

Iowa Farm Bureau recognized at 100th American Farm Bureau Convention

1/16/2019

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) voting delegates joined delegates representing all 50 state Farm Bureaus this week in New Orleans during the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention and centennial celebration to approve resolutions that will guide the grassroots organization on national policy throughout 2019.

Week of January 14 fuel and energy price update

1/16/2019

As of Tuesday, January 15, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.04 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.06 higher than last week and $.48 lower than one year ago.

Week of January 7 fuel and energy price update

1/10/2019

As of Tuesday, January 8, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $1.98 across Iowa according to AAA. This is a penny higher than last week and $.46 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.23, down $.02 from last week’s price.

Iowa DOT proposes extra charges for electric vehicles

1/9/2019

State officials say the growing electric vehicle market could divert hundreds of thousands of dollars from Iowa’s main fund for road and bridge repairs.

Uber now available in Northwest Iowa

1/9/2019

The San Francisco-based technology company announced its statewide expansion Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Iowa DOT approves federal trails funding program projects

1/8/2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $3,195,880 in total funding for 10 federal Recreational Trails Program projects.

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Jan. 8 meeting in Ames

1/8/2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved several action items during its meeting Tuesday in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames.

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