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DOT seeks public input on proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 92 in Cass County

2/25/2021

The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input for the proposed replacement of the Iowa 92 bridge over Sevenmile Creek, in Cass County.

Week of February 22 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

2/24/2021

As of Wednesday, Feb. 24, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.65 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices were up 16 cents from last week’s price and 33 cents higher than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.66, up 12 cents from last week’s price.

Farm driving permit passes legislature

2/22/2021

The House passed Senate File 231, which will allow young people with a school driving permit at age 14-1/2 to also drive a passenger vehicle for farmwork.

Week of February 15 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

2/17/2021

As of Wednesday, Feb. 17, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.49 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices were up 8 cents from last week’s price and 22 cents higher than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.54, up 6 cents from last week’s price.

US DOT extends modified national emergency declaration for commercial vehicles

2/16/2021

The notice extends the exemption through May 31, 2021.

Reynolds signs proclamation that eases transport rules for heating fuels

2/16/2021

The proclamation is effective immediately and expires on March 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Reynolds signs proclamation temporarily easing propane transport restrictions

2/14/2021

The proclamation is effective at 12:01 a.m. on February 13, 2021, and expires on March 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Week of February 8 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

2/10/2021

As of Wednesday, Feb. 10, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.41 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices were up 7 cents from last week’s price and 19 cents higher than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.48, up 5 cents from last week’s price

DOT to dole out nearly $122 million in pandemic relief cash

2/10/2021

Iowa’s roadways and trails across the state are in line for $121.9 million in project cash from the latest federal pandemic relief bill.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on developing Iowa biofuels standard

2/9/2021

"The Iowa Farm Bureau applauds Governor Reynolds’ efforts to set a biofuels standard in Iowa. By raising the floor for biofuel blends and increasing the percentage of ethanol and biodiesel sold in Iowa, we can create growth opportunities in renewable fuels for our rural communities and farmers."

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