Public Input Opportunities

Comments or Questions?

Please use the link below to share any comments or questions you may have regarding the Plan, information shared in one of our online presentations, or concerning a specific transportation project.

Comment or Question Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M5HPFGQ 

Virtual Meetings

Meeting #1: April 1st - Video Link
Meeting #2: May 19th - Video Link

The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) will host a virtual public meeting to gather input on the draft Bike and Pedestrian Chapter. 

View the video link above to:

  • See which bicycle and pedestrian projects your community has planned for the future and how they contribute to the transportation network.
  • Learn about the successes and challenges for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Find out how to provide input on the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Chapter.
Meeting #3: June 30th 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) will host a virtual public meeting to gather input on the draft Passenger Transportation, Freight Transportation, and Aviation Chapters. Members of the public who attend the meeting will be given a brief overview of each chapter and have an opportunity to learn about the future of these topics.

More specifically, Iowa City Transit, Coralville Transit and The University of Iowa CAMBUS recently approved changes to provide faster, more frequent, and more reliable transit service. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about an unprecedented drop in transit ridership resulting in a decrease in local revenues and state funding. Staff will present the challenges and potential opportunities for the future of passenger transportation.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAude6tqTgqHdRCkv4Y5dmrZs6vZt0l41V3 

Meeting ID: 943 2757 3070

Capital Transportation Projects Map

Project Map Link: https://maps.iowa-city.org/portal2/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b7551... 

All who live, work, attend school, or do business in Johnson County are invited to view and share their input on capital transportation infrastructure projects (road, bridge, and bike/ pedestrian) proposed for 2022-2050 as part of the Long Range Transportation Plan. These projects are those for which communities anticipate the use of federal funds. Projects that receive federal funding must be included in the Plan. 

1-minute Video on how to navigate the online map

Future Forward 2050: Connecting Communities

MPOJC is in the process of revising its long-range transportation plan, a requirement for securing state and federal funding for transportation projects. The Plan  will help guide metropolitan area decision-making regarding transportation improvements and investments extending 25 years into the future. The plan considers all modes of transportation -- car, truck, freight, transit, pedestrian and bicycle -- and makes specific recommendations for transportation projects and funding sources. To follow is an overview of the plan's vision, goals and general timeline.

Vision

To ensure the strategic use of public investments and policies for the creation of a safe, efficient and equitable transportation network that enhances economic opportunity and growth while preserving our environment and quality of life.

Goals

  1. Economic opportunity: supports growth, innovation, job creation and productivity.
  2. Environment: preserves and protects our natural resources, including land, water and air quality.
  3. Quality of life: enhances livability and creates vibrant and appealing places that serve residents throughout their lives.
  4. System preservation: maintain the existing facilities in good and reliable condition.
  5. Choice: offer multi-modal transportation options that are affordable and accessible.
  6. Safety: transportation network designed and maintained to enhance the safety and security of all users.
  7. Efficiency: builds a well-connected transportation network with coordinated land use patterns to reduce travel demand and delay, miles traveled and energy consumption.
  8. Health: invites and enhances healthy and active lifestyles.
  9. Equity: provide access and opportunity for all people and neighborhoods.

Travel Demand Model

Coincident with the update of the Long-Range Plan is the update of the MPOJC Travel Demand Model. The model is used to help understand how vehicular traffic patterns may change in response to land-use changes and to provide forecasted traffic volumes. The model update is a considerable undertaking requiring MPO staff and a dedicated staff member at the Iowa Department of Transportation approximately 18 months to complete. Watch the video below for more information.

Travel Demand Model Video Link

Planning Process and Timeline

May - November 2020

  • Presentation of Plan's vision, goals and performance measures to interested groups

December 2020 - April 2021

  • Public comment on proposed infrastructure projects

April - August 2021

  • Preparation of draft document and presentations to public / interested groups

September 2021 - May 2022

  • Public comment and document adoption process

Approved Future Forward 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (2017-2045)


Approved Long Range Transportation Plan (2012-2040) - Amended 07/2013

If you have any comments or questions about the Long Range Transportation Plan, contact Kent Ralston at 319-356-5230 or kent-ralston@iowa-city.org.