Attend the "Transportation Now and Tomorrow: Planning Your Iowa City" open house on Thursday, March 7, 2019, and provide your input.

Advancing transportation technologies such as autonomous vehicles and shared transportation will impact how Iowa City travels in the future. How will these technologies impact residents? University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning students will lead discussions with residents on the future of transit, commuting, and general transportation in Iowa City at an open house on Thursday, March 7,  from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room D at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. The general public is invited.

The University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning graduate students are assisting the City of Iowa City in developing a transition plan to help prepare for the mobility needs of the future. The University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement and the National Advance Driving Simulator are assisting and supporting this partnership. 

Open house topics will include autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing, ride-hailing, first and last-mile services to improve access to transit, and how land might be repurposed in light of future mobility needs.

The student group seeks to gauge public sentiment relating to these emerging transportation technologies, and to better understand the perceived impacts new technologies could have on Iowa City neighborhoods, the public transit system, the road network, public right-of-way, or public parking facilities.

If you can't make the meeting, you can provide your input directly to Chanel Jelovchan at

Date of publication

Wednesday, March 06, 2019