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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:01 PM
    Jackie Johnsrud, president and CEO of Johnsrud Transport Inc. in Des Moines, has been elected board chairman of the Iowa Motor Truck Association, which lobbies for the industry's interests. 

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:34 PM
    The Iowa House gave final legislative approval to a 10 cents per gallon increase in the state fuel tax this afternoon, sending the bill, Senate File 257 to Gov. Terry Branstad, who has supported finding a way to cover a $215 million a year shortfall in cash for needed road and bridge repairs. 

  • A Closer Look: Ben McLean
    Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 AM

    Ben McLean has risen through the ranks in one of Des Moines’ standout businesses, Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc. Chairman John Ruan III is McLean’s father-in-law. McLean, 38, believes in a collaborative, empowering management style.


  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:17 PM

    Iowa's roads and bridges are in decay, which hampers economic development, an advocacy group said Wednesday.


  • Monday, February 16, 2015 10:37 AM
    The U.S. government's first attempt at widespread approval for the use of small unmanned aircraft could change how some everyday business activities get done, bridge inspections being one.  

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:29 AM
    As state lawmakers debate a bill that would raise the gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon, several chamber groups will stage a panel discussion on the Iowa Road Use Tax Fund today. 

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:47 PM
    Des Moines International Airport saw a 3.6 percent increase in passengers in January, compared with the same month in 2014. 

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:20 AM
    Des Moines International Airport supported 7,156 jobs with an annual payroll of $271 million and gave the economy a $644 million-a-year boost, consultants CDM Smith reported this week. 

  • Monday, February 09, 2015 2:58 PM
    Residents of Greater Des Moines are invited to share their opinions on which local transportation projects they would like to see receive funding from the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

    Friday, February 06, 2015 2:22 PM

    Downtown Des Moines' free shuttle service, D-Line, is in financial trouble again. Operation Downtown on July 1 plans to eliminate its $72,000 funding for the downtown shuttle, an approximately $350,000-a-year operation that carries 11,000 to 15,000 riders per month. That's about a 20 percent cut in revenue.


    Wednesday, February 04, 2015 2:36 PM
    A proposed 10-cent gasoline tax increase would more than cover Des Moines' projected road-maintenance needs, but would leave several suburbs with an annual shortfall, the Iowa Department of Transportation reports. 

  • Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:01 AM

    Des Moines-area local governments will have to come up with at least another $10 million a year -- a 33 percent increase -- just to keep overall road conditions steady, an analysis by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization found.


  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:52 PM
    The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside Lodge, 401 N.E. 66th Ave., to discuss the proposed removal of a bridge over Northwest 66th Avenue on Iowa Highway 415. 

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 4:18 PM
    The board of the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has unanimously endorsed a formal resolution asking state legislators to increase transportation funding.  

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 10:47 AM
    Rockwell Collins, Inc.  today reported total sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. 

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