Celebrate International Walk to School Day, October 7, 2015.
Walk or bike to school this month for a healthier community. Be safe and be healthy!
September 23, 2015 – A status report on the progress of the 2045 Quad Cities Long Range Transportation Plan was given by Gena McCullough, Planning Director. Visioning, public input, and development of plan goals and objectives have been underway for the last 18 months.
September 23, 2015 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to the future of rural communities with over 40 loan and grant programs in areas of business, community, housing, and economic development. They partner to guide organizations, businesses, communities, and individuals through the process and requirements for their funding programs.
August 26, 2015 – Executive Director Denise Bulat stressed the importance of a healthy region because health affects all parts of a community, including work, environment, education, agriculture, food production, water and sanitation, housing, and health care. Health is 60% lifestyle, behavior, society, and environment, and government affects these factors. Some of the key activities in the region are alternative transportation planning and coordination, land-use and environmental planning, participation in health initiatives, and coordination of topical issues.
March 25, 2015 – Doug Rick of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and Rebecca Marruffo of the Illinois DOT provided an update on the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Corridor Project. The Interstate 74 Bridge Corridor project involves the replacement of the I-74 Bridge and over six miles of corridor improvements. It is in need of reconstruction due to crashes, recurring congestion, and significant maintenance. The bridge itself is functionally obsolete with no shoulders. The Iowa bound span was built in 1935 and the Illinois bound span in 1959.