September 16, 2022

SIMPCO WICIRHTF Housing Trust Fund application 

Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) will be holding a public hearing regarding the Housing Trust Fund grant application on September 22, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at SIMPCO, 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51105.

The funds from this grant will be used to assist income qualified low to moderate income homeowners in Woodbury, Plymouth, Monona, Cherokee, and Ida counties. Qualified homeowners will receive assistance with addressing health and safety issues found within their homes. This meeting is open to the public for input on the application and anyone interested in attending are encouraged to do so.

For questions or information, please contact Jenny Anderson at jenny@simpco.org or call 712-279-6286.


Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments
The Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) Policy Board will be voting on the following TIP amendments at the upcoming meeting on September 22, 2022:
  1. Highway 20 Correctionville Archaeological Discovery Interpretive Display needs to be  programmed for a total estimated cost of $44,000 with $34,720 Federal participation (TAP) in FY 2023.
  2. Euclid Ave Bridge over Railroad Creek in the City of Cherokee needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $802,975 with 100% Federal participation (HBP) in FY 2023.
  3. Bus wash system for new Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) facility needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $298,042 with $238,432 state DOT participation (PTIG) in FY 2023.
  4. Vehicle maintenance equipment for SRTS needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $75,000 with $60,000 Federal participation (STBG) in FY 2023.
  5. Floor scrubber for new SRTS facility needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $75,000 with $60,000 Federal participation (STBG) in FY 2023.
  6. Shop maintenance truck with compressor and snowplow for new SRTS facility needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $95,000 with $76,000 Federal participation (STBG) in FY 2023.
  7. Forklift for new SRTS facility needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $60,000 with $48,000 Federal participation (STBG) in FY 2023.

The meeting will be held on September 22 at 9:30 a.m.  in the SIMPCO conference room (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City) and via Zoom.    To participate electronically, please email or call SIMPCO to obtain meeting ID and password. simpco@simpco.org or by phone at 712-2796286.

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

To view the current TIP, visit the SIMPCO website:  click here & scroll down to view the SRTPA Transportation Improvement Program.


September 6, 2022

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

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of amending the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan with approval scheduled for November 3, 2022. The Long-Range Transportation Plan is a guiding document of information on existing transportation related systems and to project future needs based on locally derived goals, and objectives to support growth in the region. The amendment includes:

1. Loess Hills Connector Trail in Sergeant Bluff needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $446,500 with $339,200 in Federal participation (TAP) in the FY2025-2035-time band. (Revision)
2. Dakota Dunes Pedestrian Bridge connecting Dakota Dunes to Sioux City over the Big Sioux River needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $2,000,000 in the FY2025 – 2035-time band. (Revision
3. Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge connecting South Sioux City to Sioux City need to be programmed for a total estimate cost of $11,000,000 in the FY 2025- 2035-time band. (Revision)
4. Loess Hills Connector Trail in Sioux City needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $654,000 with $515,000 Federal participation (TAP) in the FY2025-2035-time band. (Revision)
5. Plywood Trail (Sioux City portion) needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $1,225,000 in the FY2025 – 2035-time band. (Revision)
6. Floyd Boulevard Connector in Sioux City needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $700,000 in the FY2025 – 2035-time band. (Revision)
7. Christy Road Trail Connector in Sioux City needs to be programmed for a total estimated cost of $1,929,400 with $945,800 Federal participation (TAP) in the FY2025-2035-time band.

The proposed amendments are now available for public comment. The 2045 LRTP amendments can be viewed at SIMPCO or on the SIMPCO website: 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: 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA

SIMPCO staff will be holding a Public Input Meeting as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the proposed 2045 LRTP amendments on September 20, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at SIMPCO (1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA) AND via video/telephone conference. To participate electronically, please call SIMPCO at 712-279-6286 for Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode or email simpco@simpco.org.

Please submit all comments on the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan amendments to Michelle Bostinelos, Executive Director, SIMPCO: (712) 279-6286 or by email at mbostinelos@simpco.org. The public comment period ends on October 7, 2022.

SIMPCO MPO Public Input meetings are open to all individuals. Any person with special needs 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.