March 25, 2021

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) FY 22 Transportation Planning Work Program – DRAFT

Both the SIMPCO MPO and the SRTPA are in the process of developing the Draft FY 2022 Transportation Planning Work Programs (TPWP) with approval scheduled for the MPO on May 6, 2021 and May 27, 2021 for the SRTPA.  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 budgets on each activity. The Draft FY 2022 TPWP is now available for public comment.   The document may be viewed by appointment   at SIMPCO: 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City IA 51105 .  To make an appointment call 712-279-6286 or email simpco@simpco.org.   The documents may also be viewed on the SIMPCO website: MPO TPWP  & SRTPA TPWP

The SIMPCO MPO planning area includes the Sioux City Metro:  Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, portions of Woodbury Co.,  and portions of Plymouth Co. in Iowa;  South Sioux City, Dakota City, and portions of Dakota County in Nebraska; and  North Sioux City, Dakota Dunes, and portions of Union Co. in South Dakota .

The SRTPA planning area includes the rural portions of Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa.

Please submit all comments on the Draft FY 2022 TPWPs on or before April 30, 2021 to Erin Berzina, Regional Planning Director, SIMPCO 712-279-6286 or by email at erinb@simpco.org

The SIMPCO MPO Policy Board meeting will be held on May 6, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the SIMPCO conference room (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City) AND via Zoom video/conference call.  The SRTPA Policy Board meeting will be held on May 27, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in the SIMPCO conference room (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City) AND via Zoom video/conference call.   Space is limited for in-person attendance, please RSVP to ensure space with social distancing. Masks will be required.   To participate electronically please contract SIMPCO by email at simpco@simpco.org or 712-279-6286 to obtain Zoom meeting ID and passcode.

The members of the SIMPCO MPO and SRTPA Policy Board are holding these sessions by electronic means pursuant to the provisions of the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.8, Code of Iowa. The meeting is being held by conference/video call originating from the SIMPCO Office at 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, it is open to the public in person AND through video/conference call. Those in person or on the call can hear the proceedings. Public notice of the meeting has been issued in accordance with Iowa Code Section 21.4.