November 24, 2020 

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of developing the DRAFT 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) with approval scheduled for January 7, 2021.

The SIMPCO MPO area includes: Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff in Iowa; Dakota City and South Sioux City in Nebraska; and Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City and Jefferson, South Dakota. It also includes portions of Woodbury and Plymouth County, Iowa; Dakota County, Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota.

The 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan is a tool for developing safe and efficient transportation improvements for the SIMPCO MPO region through the year 2045.  These improvements encompass all modes of transportation, including public transit, bicycle and pedestrian travel, and street and highway travel.

The Draft 2045 LRTP is now available for public comment.  The document can be viewed on the SIMPCO website at:

 

https://simpco.org/divisions/transportation-planning/long-range-transportation-plans-lrtp/

 

On request, SIMPCO can provide a hard copy of the document or it may be viewed at the SIMPCO office by appointment. Please call 712-279-6286 or email simpco@simpco.org to make an appointment.

SIMPCO staff will be holding a Public Input Meeting as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Draft 2045 LRTP on December 3, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held by video/telephone conference only.  All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting via video/telephone conference through Zoom. To participate, please use the following link:  https://zoom.us/j/96541873453 Meeting ID: 965 4187 3453 Password: 615978 or call (1) 312-626-6799.

Staff will be available by appointment only from December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 to discuss the LRTP with the public or to answer any questions. Please call 712-279-6286 or email simpco@simpco.org to make an appointment.

Please submit all comments on the Draft 2045 LRTP to Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director, SIMPCO: (712) 279-6286 or by email to michelle@simpco.org  by December 31, 2020.

SIMPCO Public Input Meetings are open to all individuals. Any person with a special need requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a public input meeting should contact the SIMPCO office at (712)-279-6286 at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.