August 27, 2020 

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) proposed FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment

The SIMPCO MPO Policy Board will be voting on the following TIP amendment at the upcoming meeting on September 3, 2020:

  1. I-29 Crossroad Improvements in South Dakota needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $2,700,000 with $2,438,000 Federal participation (NHPP) in FY 2021.

The MPO TIP is a four year listing of transportation projects which are funded with Federal or State funds within the urban area of the Sioux City metro including Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff in Iowa; North Sioux City and Dakota Dunes in South Dakota; South Sioux City and Dakota City in Nebraska.  The Sioux City metro area also includes portions of Woodbury & Plymouth counties in Iowa; Union County, South Dakota; and Dakota County, Nebraska.  To view the FY 2021-2024 TIP, click here. 

The Policy Board meeting will be held on September 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm at the City of Sioux City in the Council Chambers, 405 6th Street, Sioux City.  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will also be available to the public via zoom https://zoom.us/j/97949911203  Meeting ID: 979 4991 1203 Passcode: 739642 or call 312-626-6799

The MPO Policy Board meetings are open to all individuals.  Any person with a special need requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a Policy Board meeting should contact the SIMPCO office at 712-279-6286 at least two (2) business days prior to the Policy Board meeting.

Questions or comments on the proposed TIP amendments should be directed to  Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director  mbostinelos@simpco.org  712-279-6286

August 12, 2020

Long-Range Transportation Plan Survey Now Open

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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2045_LRTP

The SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) includes planning projects for Sergeant Bluff, Sioux City, Plymouth County and Woodbury County in Iowa, Dakota Dunes CID, North Sioux City, Jefferson and Union County South Dakota, and Dakota City, South Sioux City, and Dakota County in Nebraska.  Please consider transportation infrastructure, planning, and needs specific to these areas when responding to the survey.

 

August 7, 2020

 SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization FY 2021 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) Amendment

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of amending the SIMPCO MPO FY 2021 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) with approval scheduled for September 3, 2020.  The TPWP describes the transportation planning activities staff will undertake during the next fiscal year.  Each major activity is described in detail to include the task objective, previous work, project description, future products, and budget information on each activity.  The amendment includes the addition of three special projects including: Hamilton Blvd. Corridor Study, Bicycle Lane Study and Pine Street Extension Study as well as updated budget numbers.   The amended FY 2021 TPWP is now available for public comment.  On-site staffing for SIMPCO may be limited due to COVID-19 related restrictions in place.  Therefore, the document can be viewed by appointment at SIMPCO: 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51105 or on the SIMPCO website at: https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/SIMPCO-MPO-FY-2021-TPWP-Proposed-Amendment-8.4.20.pdf

Please submit all comments on the Amended FY 2021 TPWP on or before August 31, 2020 to Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director, SIMPCO:  (712) 279-6286 or by email at mbostinelos@simpco.org.

The Policy Board meeting will be held on September 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm at the City of Sioux City in the Council Chambers, 405 6th Street, Sioux City.  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will also be available to the public via zoom https://zoom.us/j/97949911203  Meeting ID: 979 4991 1203 Passcode: 739642 or call 312-626-6799

The MPO Policy Board meetings are open to all individuals.  Any person with a special need requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a Policy Board meeting should contact the SIMPCO office at 712-279-6286 at least two (2) business days prior to the Policy Board meeting.