Transportation Matters in Iowa

Archives: November 2015

Message Monday - Nov. 9, 2015 - Give blood the right way, not on the highway

Message Monday - Nov. 9, 2015 - Give blood the right way, not on the highway

November 9, 2015

11-9 message mondayBlood donors save lives. Every two seconds, someone, somewhere needs blood. If you are injured in a severe car crash, it is possible you’ll need 50 pints of blood or more to save your life. Just this past September, a dramatic rise in traumatic car crashes caused a shortage of blood in Central Texas - http://keyetv.com/news/local/need-for-blood-donations-increased-due-to-rise-in-traumatic-car-crashes

According to LifeServe Blood Center, an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 10 percent actually volunteer to give the gift of life. Donating blood is a safe process and it doesn’t take much time. Typically, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, donating blood takes about a little more than an hour.

Personnel updates for Oct. 9 to Oct. 22, 2015

Personnel updates for Oct. 9 to Oct. 22, 2015

November 2, 2015

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Service awards for November 2015

Service awards for November 2015

November 2, 2015

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Message Monday - Nov. 2, 2015 - Whole Lotta Ruttin' Going On - Watch for Deer

Message Monday - Nov. 2, 2015 - Whole Lotta Ruttin' Going On - Watch for Deer

November 2, 2015

11-2 message mondayIt’s that time of the year. High school football playoffs, falling leaves, crisp evening temperatures and lots deer running alongside and over the road. The whitetail deer rut season has started across eastern Iowa with central and western to follow in the next few weeks.

With the rut, your chances of seeing deer activity as you drive are much higher, especially at dawn and dusk.

Last year, our data shows Iowa DOT maintenance crews removed 6,696 deer carcasses from the roadway or shoulder of primary highways, with 1,036 of those in November alone. The good news is that this number has been steadily decreasing for the last six years. With the reduced number of deer being hit, the number of fatalities from deer hits is also down. However, the three people killed in Iowa in crashes with deer last year are still three too many.

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