MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Survey

SIMPCO requests your feedback to help shape the SIMPCO MPO 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan!  Follow the link to assess existing and planned transportation infrastructure in the Sioux City metropolitan area.  The survey closes midnight, September 7, 2020. Go to: The SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) includes planning projects for Sergeant Bluff, Sioux City, Plymouth […]

Staff Spotlight – Alejandra Quintana

We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to November’s Staff Spotlight, Alejandra Quintana. Alejandra joined the SIMPCO staff in August as one of our newest Regional Planners. Q: Who inspires you?  A. My parents Q: Where is your […]

Tri-State Legislative Forum

Tri-State Legislative Forum SIMPCO Members, Stakeholders and Guests: Please join us for the Tri-State Legislative Forum Friday, December 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) 4647 Stone Ave, Robert E Dunker Student Center (RED) Building, Room W108 Sioux City, Iowa To view the agenda for this event, click here.  […]

SIMPCO Board of Directors Member Spotlight – Tammy Bramley

We have amazing members on the SIMPCO Board of Directors and we want to make sure you get to know them! Say “Hello” to our September Board Member Spotlight, Tammy Bramley. Tammy serves on the SIMPCO Board of Directors representing Monona County, Iowa where she is a County Supervisor. In addition, Tammy serves on the following SIMPCO […]

Staff Spotlight – Sharon Burton

Sharon Burton We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to July’s Staff Spotlight, Sharon Burton. Sharon serves as the Executive Assistant of SIMPCO. Q: Who inspires you?  A. My parents, grandparents, and children Q: Where is your favorite place […]


Don’t miss two SIMPCO events happening in June! SIMPCO will be holding a Regional Economic Diversification Summit on June 12. This event will include speakers at the federal, state and local level from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. SIMPCO members and economic development professionals are encouraged to attend.  An agenda and registration information will be coming […]

SIMPCO Membership Workshop March 1

SIMPCO Members, partners and guests are invited to attend the SIMPCO 2019 Membership Workshop at no cost. Guest speakers include: Max Gangestad, Gross-Wen Technologies; Abbie Gaffey – Iowa State Extension and Outreach; Sarah Kleber – Heidman Law firm. Topics include wastewater, marketing, housing assessments and employment law. We will also be doing a peer exchange […]

Staff Spotlight – Jacob Heil

Jacob Heil We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to December’s Staff Spotlight, Jacob Heil. Jake serves as the Regional Planning Director for SIMPCO. Q: Who inspires you? A: There are several people that inspire me to be a […]

SRTS/SIMPCO BUILD Grant Annoucement

Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) and Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) have been awarded $7,000,000 in funding through the U.S. DOT Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program to design and construct a new joint use facility.  This facility will include bus maintenance areas, indoor bus storage, a bus wash, driver training […]

Success Story: SIMPCO completes two Region IV Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) projects for FFY 2018.

Project Background:   Region IV LEPC includes the Emergency Management Agencies (EMA) and response teams for all of SIMPCO’s Iowa counties.  The LEPC is responsible for the designation of Department of Homeland Security Funds as awarded annually to address planning and training needs in light of the potential for transportation-related hazardous materials incidents.  For the 2018 […]