Iowa DOT is the fifth state in the nation to have their FAST Act compliant State Freight Plan accepted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Iowa DOT’s original, MAP-21 compliant plan was amended for FAST Act and submitted to the FHWA in June. It was reviewed and accepted as including all required elements effective July 21, 2017.
Created with the input of interested stakeholders, particularly Iowa’s Freight Advisory Council (FAC), the freight plan is designed to connect and optimize numerous freight planning initiatives being conducted by the Mid-America Freight Coalition member. Additionally, it will guide the department’s investment decisions for maintaining and improving the state’s freight transportation system.
For more information about this plan, visit the Iowa DOT website