Quad Cities Metro Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) and Other Certifications/Assurances are documents required by the U.S.DOT for metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) which receive federal transportation planning funds. A Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) is prepared by Bi-State annually to outline staff activities related to metropolitan transportation planning. The Work Program serves to: clarify coordination among many units of government; establish continuing, comprehensive and cooperative areawide planning in the Bi-State region; assist in development of budgets for transportation planning activities and preparation of planning fund requests; delineate requirements for various agencies involved in transportation planning efforts; and establish products, purposes and general methods to be employed in the completion of specific transportation work tasks. TPWP is prepared on a fiscal year basis (July 1 to June 30) for the metropolitan area.
Transportation Planning Work Program FY 2017 (Quad Cities Metro Area) Final June 2016
As part of the transportation planning activities, there may be certifications and/or assurances associated with these activities. For direct Department of Transportation (DOT)-assisted planning projects of $250,000 or more, Bi-State is required to establish in accordance with U.S. DOT, 49 CFR Part 26, a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. For FFY04, Bi-State received a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5309 New Starts Grant of $297,004 to study the feasibility of transit alternatives in the Iowa Quad Cities. This project met the DBE program threshold and a DBE Program plan has been developed to establish goals for providing contracting opportunities to disadvantaged business enterprises. The overall program goal indicates that 0.7% of federal DOT-assisted contracts are expected to be expended by DBE eligible firms. A copy of the Bi-State DBE Program for the FFY04 grant is provided below in a downloadable format.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program