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

    Coming in early 2024 Illinois Statewide Planning and Research Program funds administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.  These are transportation funds for non-engineering transportation studies and for transportation data needs.

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The MPO Transportation Policy Committee meeting is set for noon Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.  

    Meeting agendas and minutes can 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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Parks and recreation are important to quality of life in the Bi-State Region.  These public facilities offer opportunities for exercise, recreation and relaxation as components to public health.  The built environment affects health, either positively or negatively.  Healthy community planning examines how we incorporate healthy, positive lifestyle options into our region through facilities, programs, or services.  Community plans that include sidewalks, bicycle paths, parks, and open space provide the foundation for healthier citizens.  Bi-State Regional Commission can assist members with parks and recreation master plans, site concepts and grant applications to expand or enhance park and trails facilities.

Greenway Planning provides area or county-level plans to establish a system of open space corridors, either for active use (trails, scenic byways, etc.) or passive use (wildlife/plant preservation, floodplain management, erosion control, water quality improvement, etc.).

Safe Routes to Schools Planning provides school-level plans to identify barriers and solutions to increase the number of kids who walk or bicycle to a school.

Park and Recreation Planning includes either system or master plans on a community-wide or site plan basis.

Regional Conservation Directory is a directory of federal and state environmental, conservation and natural resource agencies and includes various citizen advocacy references. Available for purchase. General Technical Assistance and Special Studies.

Other Healthy Initiatives include partnering with the Quad City Health Initiative for Be Healthy QC to create a culture of wellness that supports healthy eating and active living.  The goal is to increase the percentage of adults and children who are at a healthy weight through worksite wellness programs/policies, comprehensive school wellness policies, nutrition and physical activity for children 0-5 years, improvements to the built environment, increased access to healthy foods, and an overall health promotion campaign.

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.