Public asked to help decide which local transportation projects to fund Residents of Greater Des Moines are invited to share their opinions on which local transportation projects they would like […]

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Last year, the MPO tested a new initiative, the Iowa Data Bike. This electric bicycle was equipped with tools to measure pavement roughness, take georeferenced photos of trail conditions, and […]

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MPO staff has developed a report on pavement conditions for the MPO planning area. The report is a follow-up to performance goal setting for Mobilizing Tomorrow. MPO staff examined 2017 […]

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In the Greater Des Moines metropolitan area, 34 percent of the population lives in a census track identified as an Environmental Justice Area. These are places with higher-than-regional-average concentrations of […]

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Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows. Among the findings of the Greater Des Moines Water […]

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Des Moines Transload Facility receives $11.2 million BUILD grant The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday announced an $11.2 million BUILD Transportation Grant for the Des Moines Transload Facility. A transload […]

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Speaker Rue Mapp: “Where Black People and Nature Meet” Rue Mapp recalls hearing police helicopters outside her office in downtown Oakland, Calif., when racial tensions broke out in the streets […]

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Investigative journalist and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell, author of “The Waters Will Rise: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World,” spoke in Des Moines July […]

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The findings of the Water Trails Engineering Study are in, and not only is it technically feasible to develop a regional network of water trails for Greater Des Moines ­— […]

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