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The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments established by state law serving the member jurisdictions in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy counties. As a service and planning organization, it is responsible for coordinating, assisting and facilitating programs in Community and Economic Development that will benefit all governmental bodies in the INRCOG region. Emphasis is placed on intergovernmental communication and cooperation, accessing of funds, and the need for continuing, comprehensive planning.


***NEWS AND UPDATES***

INRCOG is Accepting Applications for a Community Planner and a Transportation Planner II
Visit our Jobs page for more information.

MPO and RTA FY 2015 Draft Work Programs Available for Review 4/10/14
The Draft FY 2015 Transportation Planning Work Programs (TPWP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) and Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are now available for review. The TPWPs outline previous work, the tasks the MPO and RTA anticipate to complete in the next fiscal year, and the staff time and budget allocated for transportation planning activities. The MPO and RTA will consider adopting final versions of the TPWPs in May. Contact Kevin Blanshan if you have any questions or comments on the draft TPWPs.

Draft FY'15 MPO TPWP
Draft FY'15 RTA TPWP


Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program Development Begins 3/14/14
The Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) is now accepting applications from jurisdictions within the metropolitan area for Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for transportation projects for the FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program. These federal funding programs provide up to 80% of eligible project costs on a reimbursement basis. Background information, funding guidelines, and project submittal forms have been distributed to the MPO Technical and TAP Committees. The timeline for draft TIP development is:
• April 4, 5:00 p.m.: Project submittals due
• April 8, 9:00 a.m.: TAP Committee meeting
• April 10, 10:00 a.m.: Technical Committee meeting
• May/June: Two public input sessions (Dates TBD)
• June 12, 10:00 a.m.: Draft TIP Approval
• July 10, 10:00 a.m.: Final TIP Approval

Jurisdictions interested in submitting a project for STP or TAP funding should follow the directions in the funding guidelines. Contact your MPO representative or Andrea White if you have questions about project eligibility, submitting a project, or the TIP development process.

STP Information
TAP Information

Request for Proposals for Public Safety Critical Communications System Consultant - Local Government to Government System 3/4/14

Request for Proposals for Public Safety Critical Communications System Consultant - Leased Communications System
3/4/14

Vendor Questions and Committee Responses

Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program Development Begins 2/28/14
The Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is now accepting applications from jurisdictions within the region for Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for transportation projects for the FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program. These federal funding programs provide up to 80% of eligible project costs on a reimbursement basis. Background information, funding guidelines, and project submittal forms have been distributed to the RTA Technical and TAP Committees. The timeline for draft TIP development is:

• March 17, 4:00 p.m.: Project submittals due
• March 19, 9:00 a.m.: TAP Committee meeting
• March 20, 1:00 p.m.: Technical Committee meeting
• May/June: Two public input sessions (Dates TBD)
• June 19, 1:00 p.m.: Draft TIP Approval
• July 17, 1:00 p.m.: Final TIP Approval

Jurisdictions interested in submitting a project for STP or TAP funding should follow the directions in the funding guidelines. Contact your RTA representative or Andrea White if you have questions about project eligibility, submitting a project, or the TIP development process.

STP Information
TAP Information
RTA Funding Equity Guidelines


Planning & Zoning Workshop
Iowa State University Extension will be hosting an Introduction to Planning & Zoning for Local Officials Workshop throughout the state of Iowa in April 2014. For more information and to register, go to http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/planningBLUZ/workshops/

Draft FY 2015-2019 Passenger Transportation Plan Complete
The draft FY 2015-2019 Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP) for the Iowa Northland Region has been completed and is available for review. This document is a joint endeavor of the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The purpose of the PTP is to provide a formalized setting for transportation coordination among passenger transportation providers. The aim is to bring providers and major human service agencies in the region together to better understand available transportation services and result in more effectiveness and coordination among providers.
The full draft document can be viewed here. Questions or comments about the document should be directed to Kyle Durant.


Iowa Highway 58 Corridor Improvement Study in Cedar Falls
INRCOG is assisting with a study of IA 58 between U.S. Highway 20 and Greenhill Road in Cedar Falls. This study will examine the needs along IA 58 and determine a preferred design layout to guide any future reconstruction. More...

The April - June 2014 COGConnection is available!

The Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - April 2014, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!

INRCOG Accepting Housing Rehabilitation Applications 1/31/12
INRCOG is now accepting Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program applications from homeowners in Beaman and Tripoli. For more information, visit our Housing webpage.