MPO Policy Committee

The MPO Policy Committee – often referred to simply as the MPO – meets on the third Thursday of the month, nine months of the year. Open to the public, meetings begin at 4 p.m. and are held in the Burnham Room at the MPO office, located at 420 Watson Powell, Suite 200, in Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Dates and times are subject to change.

The meetings for 2018 are as follows: January 18, February 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 8. No meetings are scheduled for March, July or December.

The meetings for 2019 are as follows: January 17, February 21, April 18, May 23, June 20, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 21. No meetings are scheduled for March, July or December.

The Policy Committee receives recommendations from the TTC and the Executive Committee before taking formal action on transportation issues. West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer is the MPO Chair, and Des Moines City Council Member Joe Gatto is the Vice Chair.

If you have any questions about this group, please contact Tracey Deckard.

Policy Committee Members (as of May 17, 2018)


Minutes &
Supplemental Items*
November 2018 Agenda Minutes
TIP Amendment Map
Performance Measure Target Setting Report
1st Quarter Budget Report
October 2018 Agenda Minutes
TIP Amendment Map
Planning Area Boundary Update Map
September 2018 Agenda Minutes
FY 2019 Investment Policy
ICAAP Pre-Applications
Central Iowa Trail Condition Report – DRAFT
August 2018 Agenda – AMENDED
August 2018 Agenda
Elkhart’s Request Letter for Associate Membership
FY 2019-2022 TCIP
Highway Trust Fund Draft Proposal
June 2018 Agenda Minutes

FFY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program
May 2018 Agenda Minutes
FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program and Budget
TIP Amendment Map
Executive Committee Restructure Plan
Strategic Plan Implementation Steps
Draft Data Bike Report
April 2018 Agenda Minutes
Passenger Transportation Plan – FINAL DRAFT
FFY 2022 STBG Funding Recommendation
Goal 1 Performance Report 
FY 2018 Transportation Spending Bill Summary
February 2018 Agenda  Minutes
TIP Amendment Map
January 2018 Agenda Minutes
TIP Amendment Map
FFY 2022 STBG Submitted Applications
FFY 2022 STBG Application Scores
FFY 2022 STGB Set-Aside Submitted Applications
Draft Federal Legislative Agenda – Project and Policies
November 2017 Agenda Minutes
DART Federal Funding Transfer Request Letter
DART Memorandum of Understanding – DRAFT
TIP Amendment Map

*Supplemental items included are versions that were presented at that meeting.  Please refer to the Documents page for final versions of documents.

Planning to Attend our Meetings?

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