Iowa in Motion, Planning Ahead State Transportation Plan, May 8, 2012

(2012) Iowa in Motion, Planning Ahead State Transportation Plan, May 8, 2012. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

According to 23 CFR § 450.214(a), “The State shall develop a long-range statewide transportation plan, with a minimum 20-year forecast period at the time of adoption, that provides for the development and implementation of the multimodal transportation system for the State.” The state transportation plan (Plan) is a document that will address this requirement and serve as a transportation investment guide between now and 2040. Iowa’s most recent plan was developed by the Iowa Department of Transportation and adopted in 1997 through a planning process called Iowa in Motion. Much of Iowa in Motion has been implemented and this Plan, "Iowa in Motion – Planning Ahead," will build on the success of its predecessor. The Plan projects the demand for transportation infrastructure and services to 2040 based on consideration of social and economic changes likely to occur during this time. Iowa’s economy and the need to meet the challenges of the future will continue to place pressure on the transportation system. With this in mind, the Plan will provide direction for each transportation mode, and will support a renewed emphasis on efficient investment and prudent, responsible management of our existing transportation system. In recent years, the Iowa DOT has branded this philosophy as stewardship. As Iowa changes and the transportation system evolves, one constant will be that the safe and efficient movement of Iowans and our products is essential for stable growth in Iowa’s economy. Iowa’s extensive multimodal and multijurisdictional transportation system is a critical component of economic development and job creation throughout the state.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Transportation, Long Range Statewide Transportation Plan,
Subjects: Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation
ID Code: 13509
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2012 17:02
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 17:02
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13509

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