News & Events

Regional Transportation Funding Applications (Iowa)

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) applications are open to the Iowa portion of the Sioux City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and to the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) area including Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa. Each year, approximately $2.5 million is available in STBG funds […]

2019 SIMPCO Membership Workshop

Save the date: Don’t miss the 2019 SIMPCO Membership Workshop! March 1, 2019 | 10 am – 3:30 PM| WITCC Campus Sioux City Get the most out of your membership! Join us to find out what SIMPCO can do for your community. Topics:  Green Wastewater Treatment,  Marketing Home Town America, Rural Housing Readiness Assessment, Employment […]

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 […]

Staff Spotlight – Ellen Dirks

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, Ellen Dirks. Ellen serves as the Staff Accountant II for SIMPCO.  Q: Who inspires you? A: I would say that my parents have inspired me. They instilled […]

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 […]

Staff Spotlight – Curt Miller

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 September’s Staff Spotlight, Curt Miller. Curt serves as the Facilities Director for SIMPCO and the Transit Director for Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS). Q: Who inspires you? A: My parents and […]

U.S. Highway 20 Ribbon Cutting

The long awaited opening of U.S. Highway 20 four lanes through Iowa will be celebrated on October 19, 2018.   Events begin at 3:00 p.m. at Boulders Inn & Suites in Holstein, Iowa.  You won’t want to miss this historic event!

Success Story: City of Kinglsey Owner Occupied Housing Rehab TIF Project

Success Story: SIMPCO collaborated with the City of Kingsley to complete owner-occupied housing rehabilitation projects utilizing TIF. Project Background:  When a city utilizes Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to support development, a percentage of the incremental revenues generated by the project must be used to provide assistance to low-and-moderate income (LMI) families. The City of Kingsley […]

Staff Spotlight – Bernice Beaulieu

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 SIMPCO’s Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Bernice Beaulieu. Q: Who inspires you? A: The Lord – “but only for the grace of God do we accomplish…” Q: What is your favorite place […]