Transportation Projects

Transportation projects receiving federal funding in the Greater Des Moines area are tracked and documented by the Des Moines Area MPO, which serves as the formal transportation planning body for Greater Des Moines metropolitan area.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program lists surface transportation projects that are eligible for federal aid within the planning area of the Des Moines Area MPO. The TIP covers a period of no less than four years and is updated annually for compatibility with the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

For more information, please call or email MPO associate planner Andrew Collings at 515-334-0075 or,

Federal Fiscal Years 2017-2020
Federal Fiscal Years 2016-2019
Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2018

Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2018 Project List
Federal Fiscal Years 2014-2017
Federal Fiscal Years 2013-2016
Federal Fiscal Years 2012-2015
Federal Fiscal Years 2011-2014

TIP Amendments

March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016

November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016

Greater Des Moines Transportation Projects Map (TIP)

tip-mpoMap of projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the years 2014 through 2017.

Source: Iowa DOT: Transportation Program Management System (TPMS)



Transportation Capital Improvement Program (TCIP)

The Transportation Capital Improvement Program (TCIP) lists transportation projects occurring within in the next five years in the metropolitan area and includes all projects, regardless of which government is sponsoring the project and whether the funding is local, state of federal. The TCIP includes only projects that are being actively worked on in some form, such as right-of-way acquisition, environmental review or construction.

Federal Fiscal Years 2016-2019 TCIP

Greater Des Moines Transportation Projects Map (TCIP)

Transportation Capital Improvements Map

Map of all federally and locally funded transportation projects in the Des Moines Area MPO planning area.

Sources: Iowa DOT: Transportation Program Management System (TPMS) and MPO member governments’ capital improvement programs


Regional Priorities

The MPO annually develops a list of priority transportation projects to include in the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Policy Book for its trip to Washington, D.C.  While in D.C., business and community leaders from Central Iowa meet with Iowa’s congressional delegation to promote these regional priorities.  The 2015 Priority Projects list includes 13 projects, ranging from trail connections to a bus-rapid transit route.  All projects can be viewed in the maps linked below.

2015 Priority Transportation Projects Map

PriorityProjectsInteractive map displaying all of the 2015 Priority Transportation Projects.

To view a PDF version, click here