Request for Comments/Input
The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) is seeking public input on the draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. This plan outlines a high-level vision for use of Iowa's allocation of funds from the Volkswagen settlement. The public comment period on the plan is open from now until May 25, 2018. A copy of the plan and the comment form can be found at www.iowadot.gov/vwsettlement/default.aspx. Iowa DOT's notice indicates that it has combined the 10 eligible mitigation actions into five categories and has established a target percentage of VW funds to be spent on each category (described below). Once the public comment period for the draft plan has closed, the comments will be reviewed and considered for incorporation into the final version. The Iowa DOT anticipates there will be three application cycles for project funding after the plan is finalized.
Proposed Funding Allocation:
∙Class 4-8 buses - 45 percent
∙Freight and port drayage trucks - 15 percent
∙Non-road transport and equipment - 10 percent
∙Zero-emission vehicle infrastructure - 15 percent
∙Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant - 15 percent