The Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) will host three public workshops as part of its Future Forward 2045: Long Range Transportation Plan process. The long-range plan is a blueprint for how and where Metro Area communities will invest in transportation improvements (including roads and trails) and is required in order to secure state and federal funding for transportation projects.

Based on economic forecasts and projected growth, the Future Forward Plan will identify transportation needs as well as the financial resources that may be available to support future infrastructure improvements. 

Anyone who lives, works, attends school or conducts business in Johnson County is invited to attend a workshop. MPOJC staff will present transportation projects proposed by metro communities, including Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, University Heights and areas of Johnson County immediately adjacent to these communities. Members of the public who attend the workshop will help prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and discuss other areas of the transportation network that may be in need of improvement or investment.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 23: North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry Street, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   
  • Thursday, April 7: Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.            
  • Tuesday, April 12: Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.      

Projects considered for inclusion in the plan will be evaluated based on public feedback and a shared set of goals for strengthening the Metro Area, including:  economic opportunity, environmental considerations, equity, efficiency, quality of life, system preservation, choice, safety and health.

For more information about MPOJC or  the Future Forward 2045: Long-Range Transportation Planning process, visit Follow MPOJC on Twitter @MPOJC or on Facebook at Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County. To participate in MPOJC’s online transportation surveys go to

For more information, contact Kent Ralston, Executive Director, at or 319-356-5253.

Date of publication

Thursday, March 03, 2016