Transportation Policy Committee

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Description and Purpose

The Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) is the governing body of the Ames Area MPO through a 28-E Agreement approved by the Ames City Council, the Boone County Board of Supervisors, and the Story County Board of Supervisors.  The committee has been structured to include the mayor and city council from Ames, one supervisor each from Boone and Story Counties, one representative from the Ames Transit Agency (CyRide) and one representative from the City of Gilbert.  In addition, the cooperative nature of the process is promoted by the inclusion of advisory, non-voting, members representing the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Iowa State University and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  The committee is made up of the following people:
  • City of Ames Mayor (1) — Ann Campbell
  • City of Ames Council Members (6) — Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, Gloria Betcher, Amber Corrieri, Tim Gartin, Chris Nelson, Peter Orazem
  • Boone County Representative (1) — Bill Zinnel
  • Story County Representative (1) — Lauris Olson
  • Ames Transit Agency (CyRide) Representative (1) vacant
  • City of Gilbert (1) — Jonathan Popp
  • Iowa DOT Non-Voting Representative (1) — Garrett Pedersen
  • FHWA Non-Voting Representative (1) — Darla Hugaboom
  • FTA Non-Voting Representative (1) — Mark Bechtel
  • Iowa State University Non-voting Representative (1) — Cathy Brown

The Transportation Policy Committee has two general functions.  It provides policy direction for the development of long-range transportation planning and it selects projects within the metropolian area for inclusion in a short-range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which details the expenditure of federal-aid highway and transit funds.  In order to carry out these functions the Transportation Policy Committee will rely on technical expertise from staff of the member agencies and other affected entities.  Staff from city planning and public works departments, county engineers, transit staff, state highway planners, federal highway and transit staff, and ISU staff will develop transportation plans that meet the overall planning and development needs of the area.  These plans and the short-range projects to carry them out will be approved by the Transportation Policy Committee and forwarded to the Iowa DOT for inclusion in statewide planning documents.

Transportation Policy Committee Bylaws


Meeting Agendas and Minutes


01/09/2018   Agenda    Packet    Minutes


03/28/2017   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
05/23/2017   Agenda    Packet    Minutes  
06/13/2017   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
07/11/2017   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
09/26/2017   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
12/12/2017   Agenda    Packet    Minutes


03/22/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
05/24/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
06/14/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
07/12/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes
09/27/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes  
10/11/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes   
11/22/2016   Agenda    Packet    Minutes   


03/31/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
04/28/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
05/26/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
07/14/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
08/18/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
08/25/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
09/22/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
10/27/2015   Agenda    Minutes    Packet


01/28/2014   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
03/25/2014   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
05/27/2014   Agenda    Minutes    Packet
07/08/2014   Agenda    Minutes    Packet 
11/25/2014   Agenda    Minutes    Packet


Materials for Policy Committee meetings prior to 2014 can be requested by calling (515) 239-5169 or by e-mail.

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