Iowa transportation

U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B in earmarks, with $35.8M for Iowa projects

BY: - June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators vie for their share of federal dollars through the resurrected congressional earmarks process. The 1,473 projects that made the cut were out of 2,383 that Democratic and Republican legislators requested for inclusion in […]

U.S. House infrastructure plans could benefit rural Iowa, Democrats say

BY: - June 27, 2020

To make her case that rural Iowa needs federal help fixing its roads and bridges, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer took her colleague U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on a tour of Buchanan County in northeast Iowa. There, they saw engineers making bridges out of old […]

Iowa DOT may delay road projects due to drop in gas tax collections

BY: - May 13, 2020

Iowa may delay some road projects over the next five years because motorists are traveling less, reducing gas tax payments used for construction, a key transportation official said.  Some projects had already been delayed a year by a sharp increase in construction costs last year, the state reported. Stuart Anderson, director of the Iowa Department […]