The Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA) was created in 1994 to carry out transportation planning for the central Iowa region, excluding the planning areas of the Des Moines Area MPO and the Ames Area MPO.

CIRTPA serves as the designated regional transportation planning agency for the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Region 1. CIRTPA coordinates planning and programming efforts in the region and fosters new partnerships with state and local officials.

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CIRTPA Members

CIRTPA maintains an agreement with the Des Moines Area MPO for support services in executing its transportation planning responsibilities.

In addition to collaborating with its member governments to fulfill its transportation planning responsibilities, the CIRTPA cooperates with the:

Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Ames Transit Agency (CyRide)
Des Moines Area MPO
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART)
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency
Iowa Department of Transportation