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.


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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 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!