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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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Welcome to the Corridor MPO

The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an organization made up of elected officials and appointed representatives of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, Ely, Fairfax, and Palo. The MPO is tasked with reviewing and approving transportation investments in the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.

Since its inception, the major activity of the Corridor MPO has been the preparation of area wide plans to help guide orderly growth and development within the region.

The 2045 LRTP (Long Range Transportation Plan) is the federally required long-range strategy and capital improvement program developed to guide the effective investment of public funds in multimodal transportation facilities for the metropolitan planning organization area. The LRTP outlines the Vision and Fiscally Constrained Plans from which the region's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a short-range capital improvement program for implementing road, trail, transit, and Safe Routes to School projects, is drawn. The Plan was adopted by the Policy Board on July 16, 2020.

Previously, agendas for the Corridor MPO's different bodies and committees were found in the following section of this webpage.  These materials have moved to the following pages: Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, Executive Committee, Policy Board, Transportation Advisory Group, and the Bike/Pedestrian Roundtable.

Planning Inern (1)

Join the MPO this summer for a planning internship!

Gain meaningful transportation planning experience by working for the Corridor MPO this summer! You will be able to work with MPO staff on transportation projects and initiatives in throughout the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Planning Area.

Apply online today!

Apply by clicking the hyperlink above or by entering "https://tinyurl.com/mpointern2024" into your web browser's address bar. The position is titled "Planning Intern - Corridor MPO".

Posting closes Friday, March 8 at 11:59 p.m. 

Upcoming Events

Public Comment Opportunity

Public Comment Opportunity Open Date Close Date
Draft Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP)
The public is welcome to review the draft plan and provide comment.

To leave a comment, either:
  • Go to the MPO's website (www.corridormpo.com) and click "Leave a Comment" on the left side of the webpage
  • Go to the main webpage and scroll down to Public Comment Opportunity to provide a comment on the draft PTP
  • Email h.hershner@corridormpo.com with "PTP Comment" in the subject line, put comment in body of email.
February 8, 2024 March 9, 2024
West Main Street Trail Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment

This amendment is to change the West Main Street Trail’s project boundaries from “down Stamy Rd and then along W Main St to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail” to “along W Main St from Tullymore Dr to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail”.

Learn more here: West Main Street Trail TIP Amendment Overview

February 14, 2024 March 16, 2024
Tower Terrace Road Corridor Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment

This amendment is to include the remaining undesigned segments of Tower Terrace Road into the TIP due to receiving Community Project Funds.  These funds will be utilized for preliminary engineering, environmental work, and right-of-way acquisitions.

Learn more here: Tower Terrace Road Corridor TIP Amendment Overview

February 14, 2024 March 16, 2024
Wright Brothers Boulevard Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

This amendment is to reflect an increase in the estimated project cost and is required due to an increase of over $2 million in federal aid.

Learn more here: Wright Brothers Boulevard TIP Amendment Overview

February 23, 2024 March 24, 2024

Public Engagement Opportunity

Public Engagement Opportunity Way to Participate
Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP) Open House
Tuesday, March 5th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
GTC (450 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids)

Join the Corridor MPO for our open house on the draft Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP).
Boards will be available to view the current recommended priorities and strategies from the plan.
We will be located outside near GTC Bay 5, at the west side of the building near the intersection of 1st St SE and 4th Ave SE. If weather is not ideal, the event will move inside to the lobby, near the large route map.
Transportation Improvement Program Public Engagement
Week of February 26th - March 1st

Provide your input during the events below!
The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (CMPO) is seeking public input on how to utilize ~$20 million in federal funds for trail, transit, and road projects in the local metro area. The CMPO will be hosting two open houses, two tabling events, and an online survey. At these events, the public can learn about projects and provide feedback. Each of the events will provide the same information and opportunities for feedback – there is no need to attend all.


Open House #1

Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Tabling Event
Wednesday, February 28 from 2:45 - 5:00 pm
Marion Public Library, 1101 6th Ave, Marion, IA 52302

Tabling Event
Thursday, February 29 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Iowa Hall at Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Open House #2
Thursday, February 29 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm 
Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W Willman St, Hiawatha, IA 52233

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