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*NOTICE OF FUNDING* – Small Community Funding

Small Community Fund The Small Community Fund available through CIRTPA provides funding for roadway and bridge projects .  Each year, approximately $250,000 is available in STBG funding for our region. Eligible entities to apply are non-suballocation CIRTPA communities and the Iowa DOT. Applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2024 STBG funds are due to the CIRTPA by 4:30 p.m. on February 13, 2023. Click here to access the application materials.

Seeking Public Comment on the Central Iowa Passenger Transportation Plan FFY 2023-2027

The Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP) process for Iowa’s 9 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and 18 Regional Planning Affiliations (RPAs) is designed to promote joint, coordinated passenger transportation planning programs that further the development of the local and regional public transportation systems. Public transportation systems in Iowa include 35 public transit systems plus a wide array of human service and private transportation providers.

This document is updated every five years. DMAMPO & CIRTPA’s updated draft PTP was submitted for review and comment to the Iowa DOT prior to February 1, 2023.

Public comment period now open through April 1, 2023.

Contact: Carl Saxon, Senior Planner


$1 million grant announced for two regional safe streets plans

The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA) today announce the receipt of a $1 million planning grant from the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The SS4A Grant Program was established in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to support the department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on the nation’s roadways. This discretionary program will provide $5 billion to $6 billion in grants over the next five years. The $1 million grant will be used locally to develop Comprehensive Safety Action Plans for the Des Moines Area MPO and CIRTPA. The plans will have a total $1.2 million budget, with 80 percent of the cost being covered by the federal grant and 20 percent coming from local match. A Comprehensive Safety Action Plan is a requirement for subsequent rounds of funding through the SS4A Grant Program.

November Joint CIRTPA Meeting Notice – 9:30 AM January 19

Click HERE for a copy of the agenda

LOGIN INFORMATION Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/137556989 You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 Access Code: 137-556-989 The CIRTPA consists of two designated committees: the Policy Committee and the Transportation Technical Committee. The Policy Committee includes elected officials, such as county supervisors, mayors, and city council members, and city managers.  The Transportation Technical Committee is comprised primarily of technical staff members, including planners, engineers, and city administrators, representing member governments and participating agencies. The Policy Committee annually elects a chair, vice-chair, and a secretary/treasurer as officers.  The Transportation Technical Committee annually elects a chair and a vice-chair.

The CIRTPA establishes and supports other subcommittees, roundtables, working groups, and advisory committees on an as-needed basis. These groups address various transportation-related issues relevant to the CIRTPA’s responsibilities.