Bi-State Regional Commission

A Forum for Inter-governmental Coorperation and Delivery of Regional Programs


  • Latest Commission In Review

    Bi-State Regional Commission meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.  Read more for highlights from recent meetings.

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  • Grant Updates

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) – Illinois Funding Cycle: The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a new 2023 Funding Cycle for the Safe Routes to School Program. Both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects will be available beginning August 1 through October 2. The non-infrastructure program will have significant changes this cycle, and more information will be released.

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The MPO Transportation Policy Committee meeting is set for noon Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 4th Street, Room 605, Davenport, Iowa.  

    Meeting agendas and minutes can also be accessed here.

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I 74 Timeline

On October 27, 2021 the Bi-State Regional Commission celebrated its 55th Anniversary by honoring its partners in the Interstate 74 Bridge Corridor project.  Speakers included members of the Interstate 74 project advisory team:

  • Jim Schnoebelen, the District 6 Engineer for the Iowa DOT,
  • Masood Ahmad, the District 2 and District 3 Engineer for Illinois DOT, 
  • Andy Wilson, the Program Delivery Team Leader for the Iowa Division of the Federal Highway Administration, and
  • George Ryan, the I-74 Project Corridor Manager with Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions. 

The Bi-State Regional Commission was formed in 1966 to respond to the need for transportation planning across state lines.  The mission of the Bi-State Regional Commission has remained the same since its inception, to provide direct technical service to member governments and to facilitate their joint efforts.   The Bi-State Regional Commission serves as a forum for cooperation, with a complex service area of two states, five counties, multiple municipalities and over 425,000 people. 

Bi-State’s cooperative processes have inspired others to model the Bi-State Region, with programs such the I-74 Corridor, the regional trail system, and the formation of the port statistical area.  “I am honored to be the Chair of the Bi-State Regional Commission as we celebrate 55 years of working together” stated Mayor Bob Gallagher, Chair of the Bi-State Regional Commission.”

The Interstate 74 project is the most significant public infrastructure project in the history of the Bi-State Region and it is nearing completion.  Gallagher also stated “The I-74 project was adopted as Bi-State’s top transportation priority in 1998 and remained our priority through many changes in leadership. This unity of vision helped make the project a success.”

Mission Statement

A local, voluntary organization of five counties and 47 municipalities. We serve as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and delivery of regional programs and to assist member local governments in planning and project development.