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Transportation Day 2015 Set for January 28

Advocates for increased transportation infrastructure revenue will again hold Transportation Day in 2015. On January 28, participants from across the state will gather for a morning briefing before heading to the State Capitol to talk with Legislators about addressing the need to increase income for state, county, and city transportation projects....

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Railroad Revolving Loan and Grand Program

The Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa. ...

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Travel Federation of Iowa's 25th Annual Legislative Showcase

PDI Participates/Exhibits at Travel Federation of Iowa’s 25th Annual Legislative Showcase

In 1988, travelers in Iowa generated over $2.1 billion in revenue, and supported over 41,000 jobs with a payroll of $330.7 million at local businesses throughout the state of Iowa.  State tax receipts in 1988 was slightly over $120 million. 

In 2012, travelers in Iowa generated over $7.6 billion in revenue, and supported over 64,400 jobs with a payroll of $1.17 billion at local businesses throughout the state of Iowa.  State tax receipts in 2014 were $345.4 million.  

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PDI Supports Transportation Day at the State Capitol

PDI Supports Transportation Day at the State Capitol Transportation Day at the State Capitol will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Representatives from highway associations and coalitions along with other stakeholders will again make the case for an increase in transportation infrastructure income for Iowa to maintain and build the state’s roads and bridges. Attendance at Transportation Day is free. Please see the attached press release with agenda for more information. ...

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Transportation Funding Concepts

For several years, there has been ongoing discussion regarding the transportation funding challenges that exist in Iowa. In an effort to broaden that discussion, Governor Branstad directed the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to review all transportation funding options and propose some ideas....

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Written by Paul Trombino III
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