May 20, 2020

 SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization & Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP)

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) are in the process of developing the DRAFT FY 2021 – 2024 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) with approval scheduled for June 25, 2020 for the SRTPA and July 9, 2020 for the SIMPCO MPO.

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

The TIP is a four year listing of transportation projects which are to be funded using State and Federal transportation dollars; this includes interstate, highway and street improvements as well as trails and transit improvements.  The Draft FY 2021 – 2024 TIPs for both the SIMPCO MPO and the SRTPA are now available for public comment.  The documents can be viewed by appointment only at SIMPCO: 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51105.  Please call 712-279-6286 to make an appointment.  The documents can also be viewed on the SIMPCO website at:

SIMPCO MPO:  https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DRAFT-SIMPCO-MPO-TIP-FY-21-24.pdf

SRTPA: https://simpco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/RPA-4-FY21-24-TIP-Draft2.pdf

SIMPCO staff will be holding a Public Input Meeting as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Draft FY 2021 – 2024 TIP on June 16, 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/96840315036 Meeting ID: 968 4031 5036 Password: 030959 or call (1) 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 968 4031 5036 Password: 030959

Please submit all comments on the Draft FY 2021 – 2024 TIPs to Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director, SIMPCO: (712) 279-6286 or by email to michelle@simpco.org  by June 24, 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.