Transportation Matters FOR Iowa

Roadside Chat - Coming to a road near you... be work zone aware

Roadside Chat - Coming to a road near you... be work zone aware

April 12, 2024

4-12 coming to a road near youHave you seen one yet? Road construction work zones are popping up all over Iowa to help make roads safer for you and your family.

Work zones come in many shapes and sizes. Large work zones that stay in place for several weeks or months are easier to spot, but you still need to travel around them cautiously. Some work zones use moving trucks that fix shoulders or paint lines on the road. Others are small, short-term stationary work on things like filling potholes. These moving and smaller work zones can sometimes be more dangerous, especially if you’re not paying attention to what is ahead of you.

Roadside Chat - Final four winners: buckled, sober, slow & focused

Roadside Chat - Final four winners: buckled, sober, slow & focused

April 5, 2024

4-5 final fourWith all the hype surrounding college basketball tournaments and the Hawkeye women playing in the Final Four, here’s a reminder of the winning final four to stay safe while behind the wheel.

Personnel updates for March 15 to March 28, 2024

Personnel updates for March 15 to March 28, 2024

April 4, 2024

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Recent Iowa DOT awards

Recent Iowa DOT awards

April 4, 2024

AwardsThe Iowa DOT is focused on making lives better through transportation. Whether we are working to put safety first or focusing on our customers, innovation, and leadership are at the heart of the work we do. Sometimes that work earns us attention and accolades from our industry partners and peers. We are proud of those across our DOT team who have been recognized for the following awards.

April 2024 Service awards

April 2024 Service awards

April 1, 2024

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Roadside Chat - Keep your peeps safe. Buckle your bunny!

Roadside Chat - Keep your peeps safe. Buckle your bunny!

March 29, 2024

3-29 keep your peeps safeWhether your kids are in the backseat or your best friend is riding shotgun, we all want our “peeps” to be safe when we’re behind the wheel.

Making sure every person in your vehicle is properly buckled up can go a long way to reducing the number of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, and friends who die every year on Iowa’s roadways.

Roadside Chat: 3-point seat belt for the win!

Roadside Chat: 3-point seat belt for the win!

March 22, 2024

3-22 3-point seat beltSince 1986, the three-point line has been helping college basketball teams rack up points. Did you know the original three-pointer in safety terms is even older and has saved millions of lives?

The first 3-point seat belt was sold by Volvo in Sweden in 1959 after the automaker hired an engineer, Nils Bohlin, to find a better way to keep people safely inside a vehicle. Bohlin, who was formerly an aviation engineer who had previously helped develop ejection seats for aircraft, came up with the idea that has saved millions of lives.

Personnel updates for March 1 to March 14, 2024

Personnel updates for March 1 to March 14, 2024

March 21, 2024

New personnel imageInformation supplied by the Business Systems Bureau

Roadside Chat - Select a sober ride. It's a winning pick.

Roadside Chat - Select a sober ride. It's a winning pick.

March 15, 2024

3-15 select a sober rideWhether you’re completing an NCAA basketball bracket or enjoying a night out with friends, the choices you make can have lasting impacts. Pick wisely on your brackets and you’ll have bragging rights. Choose not to drink and drive and you may save lives.

It’s never been easier to leave the keys behind and let someone else take the wheel.

Personnel updates for Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, 2024

Personnel updates for Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, 2024

March 8, 2024

New personnel imageInformation supplied by the Business Systems Bureau

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