Bi-State Regional Commission

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

NEWS

  • Grant Updates

    Federally, local governments can check the following link for the latest federal discretionary grants: USDOT Key Notices of Funding Opportunity.  Federal grants require registration in Grants.gov, and EUI-Entity Identifier, a 12-character unique number assigned to all entities who must register to do business with the federal government in SAM-System for Award Management.  If you are considering a federal grant, it will be important to have an EUI and be registered in SAM.

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  • MPO Federal Certification Review Public Open House

    MPO Federal Certification Review Public Open House June 11, 2024 11:00 a.m. at Bi-State Regional Commission, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL, Room 320. Comments on the transportation planning process will be accepted by the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration representatives. The public notice also contains a link to a survey to provide feedback and comments in addition to the open house.

    pdf Quad Cities CR Public Notice Media Release (88 KB)

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The MPO Transportation Policy Committee meeting is set for noon Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at the Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.  

    Meeting agendas, minutes, and full packets can also be accessed here.

    As a courtesy, please contact Gena McCullough (309)793-6300 Ext.1146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your attendance prior to the meeting.

     

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Did you know...

If Americans used public transportation for roughly ten percent of daily travel needs, the United States would reduce its dependence on imported oil from the Persian Gulf by more than 40 percent.

Every $1 invested in public transportation projects generates from $4 to $9 in local economic activity.

Riding a transit bus is 79 times safer than car travel.

Since 1995 public transportation ridership is up 32 percent.

Each year, public transportation use in the U.S. saves 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline. This represents almost 4 million gallons of gasoline (the equivalent of 300,000 fewer automobile fill-ups) per day.

Without public transit systems and their effects on our urban landscapes, American households would drive 102.2 billion more miles per year.

Public transportation produces 95% less carbon monoxide (CO), 90% less in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and about half as much carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), per passenger mile, as private vehicles. Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions represent 82% of total US human-made greenhouse emissions.

Public transportation fosters a more active lifestyle. 2001 National Household Travel Survey data analysis finds that walking to and from transit helps inactive persons fulfill a significant portion of recommended minimum daily exercise needs.

Source: APTA (American Public Transportation Association)

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.