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The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments established by state law serving the member jurisdictions in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy counties. As a service and planning organization, it is responsible for coordinating, assisting and facilitating programs in Community and Economic Development that will benefit all governmental bodies in the INRCOG region. Emphasis is placed on intergovernmental communication and cooperation, accessing of funds, and the need for continuing, comprehensive planning.

***NEWS AND UPDATES***

FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) (6/12/19)
The draft FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are available for public comment and review. Please view the documents online by clicking on the links below:

MPO FY 2020-2023 TIP
RTA FY 2020-2023 TIP


The TIPs contain a listing of transportation projects - highway and street, improvements, trails, transit - slated to receive federal funding in the next four federal fiscal years in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, and Grundy Counties. The public may also view the drafts by visiting the INRCOG office at 229 E. Park Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703.

INRCOG will be holding Public Input Meetings as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft TIPs on June 25, 2019 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall, and June 27, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at INRCOG.

Comments will be accepted until the MPO and RTA hold public hearings and consider adoption of final versions of the documents on July 11 at 10:00 a.m. and July 18 at 1:00 p.m. Both public hearings will be held at INRCOG.

Please submit all comments to Kyle Durant, Transportation Planner II: kdurant@inrcog.org or (319) 235-0311.


INRCOG is seeking a Community Development Specialist and Project Manager...more


Final FY 2020 TPWPs Available (5/21/19)
The Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation Planning Work Programs (TPWP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are available. The documents outline the transportation-related activities and projects that are anticipated to occur in the metro area and six-county region for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The full documents can be viewed using the links below. Question or comments can be directed to Kevin Blanshan or Kyle Durant.

MPO FY 2020 TPWP
RTA FY 2010 TPWP


MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Adopted (4/18/19)
The 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) was adopted on November 8, 2018. The purpose of the LRTP is to document the present state of transportation infrastructure and to chart a course for the maintenance and improvement of each mode based on anticipated needs and revenues. The MPO includes the cities of Cedar Falls, Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, Gilbertville, Hudson, Raymond, Waterloo and parts of unincorporated Black Hawk County.

MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan - Full Document
MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan - Executive Summary


MPO 2019 Public Participation Plan Adopted (2/15/19)
The 2019 Public Participation Plan (PPP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) was adopted on February 14, 2019. The Plan outlines ways public involvement is incorporated into activities for the MPO. The full document can be viewed here.


The Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - March 2019, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!