Metropolitan Planning Organization

Staff Liaison:
Hilary Hershner
Transportation Advisory Group (TAG)

What is TAG?

Transportation Advisory Groups (TAG) are one of the primary inputs planning agencies within the State of Iowa use to form their Passenger Transportation Plans (PTP). PTPs are meant to assist decision makers, elected officials, planning staff, and transportation agencies in understanding the needs of their current transportation system and identifying strategies for improving it. TAGs provide a forum to discuss transportation issues and identify opportunities to create a more coordinated transportation system that is affordable and accessible to all individuals in the community. Ideally, these discussions generate projects and actionable items that can bring the community closer to this type of transportation system.

View the Committee Charter and Bylaws for TAG.

TAG's Mission

TAG seeks to share information amongst transportation and human service stakeholders to identify transportation issues, projects, and funding, and provide education on available resources for the Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP) and transportation issues. Our work seeks to assist those with transportation barriers to identify issues leading to a better quality of life, increased mobility and accessibility, and greater access to jobs.

TAG's Vision

Have public transit which functions well, making it more accessible to the public while providing riders with greater mobility. Enable transit stakeholders to identify and solve barriers to accessing public transit.

TAG Goals

  • Meet at minimum twice a year per Iowa DOT requirements
  • Stronger transportation system by set criteria
  • Easier referral system
  • Creation of disaster plan for transportation
  • More open communication with community representatives
  • Ask those in need what their needs are
  • Incentives to increase ridership
  • Make people who do not use public transportation want to use it
  • Learn about each other’s services
  • Revitalization of community engagement activities


2022 - 2023 Meetings
Meeting Date Meeting Documents
May 31, 2022 Agenda Meeting Minutes Meeting Presentation
August 30, 2022 Agenda Meeting Minutes Meeting Presentation
February 7, 2023 Agenda Meeting Minutes Meeting Presentation
June 13, 2023 Agenda Meeting Minutes Meeting Presentation
August 15, 2023 Agenda Meeting Minutes Meeting Presentation
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