University of Iowa

Open House to Plan for Iowa City's Transportation Needs

Urban and Regional Planning Students Meet with Iowa City Public Officials

Advancing transportation technologies such as autonomous vehicles and shared transportation will be coming to Iowa City. How will they 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, 4:30-8:30 pm at the Iowa City Public Library. The general public is invited.

A group of graduate students from the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning are assisting the City of Iowa City to develop a transition plan as the city prepares for the community’s future mobility needs. 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-ways, or public parking facilities.

WHAT:           Open House: Advancing Transportation Technologies in Iowa City

WHEN:          Thursday, March 7, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Iowa City Public Library, ROOM D (first floor) 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 55240

WHO:             University of Iowa Urban and Regional Planning graduate student group, University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement, National Advance Driving Simulator