Mobilizing Tomorrow Update

This is the project page for the update to the region’s long-range transportation plan, Mobilizing Tomorrow.


Mobilizing Tomorrow is the Greater Des Moines region’s long-range transportation plan for the year 2050 and outlines how the MPO’s member communities will invest approximately $600 million in transportation funding over the next 35 years. The MPO approved Mobilizing Tomorrow at its November 20, 2014, meeting and remains the region’s current long-range transportation plan.

Every five years, the long-range transportation plan is updated to address the changing needs and priorities of the community, as well to adjust to evolving technologies and best practices in transportation. Mobilizing Tomorrow is in the process of being updated and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2019.

Why does this matter?

The Long-Range Transportation Plan helps establish direction for the region’s transportation goals, priorities, projects, and funding. Transportation is a foundational issue, meaning many of the most important issues facing the region — from hunger and affordable housing, to social equity and economic development — need to be addressed, in part, through transportation-related solutions.

LRTP Explainer

Printable PDF of LRTP Explainer

Steering Committee

The  Steering Committee guides the development Mobilizing Tomorrow, the MPO’s Long-Range Transportation Plan.  The plan update is due in September 2019.

If you have questions about the group, please email Principal Planner Zach Young.

Supplemental Items*
August 22, 2018 Minutes Funding Categories and Target Percentages
Project Evaluation Criteria
Spotlight Issues Overview
May 23, 2018 Minutes Scenario #1 – Discussion Guide 
Table of Comparable Regions
March 28, 2018 Minutes Trends in Transportation Discussion
February 28, 2018 Minutes Draft Funding Analysis and Methodology
Trends in Transportation Discussion
October 25, 2017 Minutes Timeline
Draft Public Engagement Plan
Draft Performance Measures

Planning to attend a meetings?

Anyone planning to attend MPO meetings who may need auxiliary aids or services should call the Des Moines Area MPO office at 515-334-0075. Please call at least 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.