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East Central Iowa Multi-Disciplinary Safety Team

October 07, 2015
2015, Excellence Awards, Safety

In 2011, the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) completed the Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy, a joint planning document that serves as both the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Based on the extensive public input, the primary transportation issue identified was improving the safety of the regional transportation network. As a result, ECICOG formed the Region 10 Multi-Disciplinary Safety Team comprising key stakeholders such as transportation, safety, and enforcement officials. The team members meet regularly to discuss and address local safety concerns; review data on crashes, citations, and roadway characteristics for decision making about safety intervention strategies such as enforcement, education, and engineering; and plan for or react to local celebrations, flooding, storm damage, or other events. This low-cost safety effort is funded through ECICOG’s rural transportation planning work program and helps the region to meet its identified priorities.

This initiative received a 2015 NADO Innovation Award.  For more information, contact:

Mary Rump | Transportation and Regional Development Director |

Doug Elliott | Executive Director |

Cedar Rapids, IA | 319.365.9941 |