August 24, 2016 – In 1962, the new Federal-Aid Highway Act required transportation planning in metropolitan areas, and Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission was created in 1966 to meet those transportation planning needs in the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area.  Since then, the now Bi-State Regional Commission has expanded its services to member governments in the five-county Bi-State Region.

Services in addition to transportation planning include economic development planning, community planning, intergovernmental programs, data and information services, GIS/mapping services, graphic design services, and administrative assistance.  A detailed list of services is available by clicking here.