Metropolitan Planning Organization

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101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-286-5041

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Corridor MPO Title VI Notice
It is the policy of the Corridor MPO to fully comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Services Offered

The Corridor MPO offers many services to our member jurisdictions and partners.  Listed below, these services a varying.  To request one of these services, click on the "request form" link in the paragraph that corresponds with the services you require.

Transportation Demand Modeling

The Corridor MPO Travel Demand Model is a tool used by the Corridor MPO to forecast travel patterns in the MPO planning area. The primary purpose of the model is to support the development of the MPO’s LRTP. However, the model can also be utilized by member jurisdictions to determine the effects of future scenarios on traffic volumes. Example scenarios might include reduced speed limit, construction of an additional travel lane or new roadway, road diets, or land use changes. Currently, the model only projects for the horizon year of 2045 and provides estimates for in-between years.

The Travel Demand Model utilizes a traditional four-step modeling process, which includes four phases: trip generation, trip distribution, mode split, and trip assignment. This process addresses all person trips, including trips made using transit and non-motorized modes (walk and bicycle). The model includes AM and PM peak periods and an off peak period, which are combined to produce total daily traffic volumes. Post processing tools produce useful information such as a summary report, adjusted model volumes, and intersection turn movement estimates.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a software used by the MPO to view, analyze, interpret, and visualize geographically referenced information. The MPO can provide member jurisdictions with maps using available data sets. Maps could include the representation of population, demographics (age, race/ethnicity, income, etc.), transportation infrastructure, level of service, natural areas, political boundaries, and more.

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Pedestrian and Traffic Counts

The Corridor MPO can provide member jurisdictions with pedestrian, bike, pedestrian, and traffic counts. Counts can help to understand and improve the metropolitan planning area by demonstrating the effectiveness of funding and value of amenities, evaluating performance measures, and guiding the prioritization of projects.

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Planning Assistance

The Corridor MPO can assist with plan development and studies to help guide and manage projects in the short- and long-term. Plans and studies could include:

  • Safe Routes to School Plans: Ensure safe environments for students to walk and bike to school through education, encouragement, engineering, and enforcement strategies
  • Bicycling/Pedestrian Plans: Prioritize non-motorized vehicular travel, increase accessibility and mobility, and improve quality of life
  • Corridor Management Plans: Create a development vision for the Corridor and ensure goals and objectives are met and sustained
  • Major Street Plans: Represent a City’s vision for major streets within their broader transportation system
  • Land Use Plans: Establish a long-term land use vision and development framework for a City’s future
  • Speed Studies: Conducted to assist in plan development, safety analyses, and design standards
  • Transportation Studies: Includes transportation impact, corridor, network, and transit studies to assist in plan development

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Project Support

Letters of Support

The Corridor MPO can provide member jurisdiction with letters of support to aid in the funding of jurisdictional projects through non-MPO sources.

Grant Development and Assistance

The Corridor MPO can assist member jurisdictions with finding, writing, and reviewing grant applications.

Policy Development

The Corridor MPO can aid member jurisdictions in developing transportation policies, researching transportation best practices, and facilitating 28-E agreements between member jurisdictions.

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Federal Transportation Funding

The Corridor MPO is responsible for the annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) process, which allocates federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds to regional transportation projects. These funds primarily come from federal and state gas tax revenue. Every year member jurisdictions can apply to receive federal funding through the TIP for projects in the Fiscally Constrained Project List in the Long Range Transportation Plan.

TIP Timeline:

  • September: TIP applications are released to member jurisdictions by the Policy Board
  • Early December: TIP applications are due to the MPO
  • January - April: TIP applications are reviewed by TTAC and the Executive Committee. Each committee makes a funding recommendation to the Policy Board prior to their May meeting
  • 3rd Thursday in May: Policy Board selects projects to be included in the TIP and adopts draft TIP
  • July: Final TIP is submitted to the Iowa DOT by MPO staff

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