Transportation Matters in Iowa

Archives: February 2019

Message Monday - Your decisions drive safety

Message Monday - Your decisions drive safety

February 25, 2019

2-25 message mondayEvery decision you make has a consequence. Sometimes you know exactly what’s going to happen when you decide to do one thing or another, sometimes the result is unexpected.

According to www.corporatewellnessmagazine, there are five steps to good decision making:

1. Identify your goal. When you get behind the wheel, a typical goal would be to make it to your destination safely.

2. Gather information for weighing your options. Information gathered to help ensure a safe trip could include checking weather and road conditions and making sure you haven’t consumed alcohol or drugs that would impact your ability to drive. Remember prescription drugs can impact your ability to operate a vehicle safely, too!

3. Consider the consequences. If it’s snowing or you’ve had a few drinks, is it worth the risk to drive home?
4. Make your decision.
5. Evaluate your decision.

Personnel Updates for Jan. 25 to Feb. 7, 2019

Personnel Updates for Jan. 25 to Feb. 7, 2019

February 19, 2019

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Message Monday: We hold these truths to be self-evident - distractions kill

Message Monday: We hold these truths to be self-evident - distractions kill

February 18, 2019

2-18 message mondayOn this Presidents’ Day, declare your independence from distracted driving.

If you believe the lore, Washington was a truth-speaker from a young age. Remember the story of the cherry tree? And Lincoln’s resolve to bring justice to all Americans kept our country whole at a time of great turmoil.

Unfortunately, truth and justice are two things victims of distracted driving crashes look for but rarely find.

Iowa’s long-range transportation plan comes to life

Iowa’s long-range transportation plan comes to life

February 12, 2019

Get resultsGovernment agencies are well known for developing plans. But a plan is only as impactful as its implementation. At the Iowa Department of Transportation, our award-winning planning teams work diligently to analyze data, review public input, and create plans that come to life to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently through our state.

The Iowa DOT’s long-range transportation plan, Iowa in Motion 2045, addresses federal requirements and serves as a transportation investment guide. Getting the most out of every tax dollar and providing a safe, reliable transportation system well into the future are critical elements for economic development and job creation throughout the state.

Message Monday - Be the driver your dog thinks you are

Message Monday - Be the driver your dog thinks you are

February 11, 2019

2-11 message mondayWho’s your most loyal friend? If you have a dog, that’s likely your answer. Your dog doesn’t care what you look like, where you live, or what you do for a living. Your dog just wants to be with you and expects that you will be there for them.

The awards are just a bonus

The awards are just a bonus

February 8, 2019

APA Iowa logo“Getting you there safely, efficiently and conveniently” is the mission of the Iowa DOT.  That mission starts off with the people who use mountains of data to look far into the future and put together plans with, and for, various groups within the agency to use as guidelines. Historically, plans haven’t gotten a lot of attention because they were fairly high-level policy documents that were more theoretical in nature. That’s all changing with a new school of thought that puts action to these planning efforts.

“I view our team as a little like Mighty Mouse,” said Garrett Pedersen of the Office of Systems Planning. “We are a small team of eight, but with a lot of planning muscle.”

Personnel Updates for Jan. 11 to Jan. 24, 2019

Personnel Updates for Jan. 11 to Jan. 24, 2019

February 4, 2019

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Message Monday - Not buckled? Personal foul, roughing the driver

Message Monday - Not buckled? Personal foul, roughing the driver

February 4, 2019

2-4 message mondayIn Iowa, our statewide seat belt usage rate is 93.4 percent. While you might think that is great, and it is, it’s not great enough. Last year at least 82 of the 318 people who died in Iowa crashes in 2018 weren’t wearing seat belts.

That means more than one-third of those who died last year may have survived with a simple click of the belt.

Many times unbuckled passengers, especially those in the back seat, can become projectiles in a crash, bouncing around the vehicle. They can cause death or serious injuries to themselves or others in the vehicle, even those who are buckled up.

FEBRUARY 2019 SERVICE AWARDS

FEBRUARY 2019 SERVICE AWARDS

February 1, 2019

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