Omaha Public Radio News
Wed February 23, 2011
Iowa Department of Transportation announces a series of public meetings
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The Iowa Transportation Commission is offering Iowans four opportunities to share their input this year.
Don Tebben is in the Office of Program Management for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He says the DOT Commission regularly meets in Ames, Iowa, but four times a year travels around the state to conduct public input meetings. Tebben says the meetings offer citizens the chance to present ideas and comments directly to the commissioners concerning transportation policies and programs, without having to travel to Ames. He says, "the commission takes their concerns into consideration and those ideas are discussed when the five-year highway program and transportation program is developed. And it helps them prioritize where the needs are in the state."
The four public input meetings are scheduled for April 12th in Cedar Rapids, June 14th in Sioux City, August 9th in Council Bluffs and October 11th in Decorah.