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 2021 (Quad Cities Metro Area) Final May 2020 - Administrative Modification July 2020
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