Iowa Department of Transportation

Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program funding

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 13, 2021 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $930,087 in total funding for four statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program projects. This program supports projects such as trails, Safe Routes to School, National Scenic Byways, and the preservation or rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. The majority of Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations for the selection of local projects. The Commission awards Transportation Alternatives Program projects annually that are statewide in nature. Funding is available to cities, counties, school districts, or other eligible organizations through an annual application-based program.

The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (University of Northern Iowa and Tallgrass Prairie Center) – $586,037
  • Iowa Safe Routes to School Partnership (Iowa Northland Regional Council  of Governments and Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission) – $221,050
  • NE 2nd Street Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project (Stuart) –  $81,000
  • 3rd Avenue Middle/High School Rec Central Trail Link (Audubon) – $ 42,000


Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or

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