Transportation & Infrastructure

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What is the future of transportation in West Des Moines???

Long-range transportation planning is a vision of the transportation system's future conditions, needs and opportunities, which guides decision-making today. These long-range plans project the transportation system needs and requirements into the future and help shape local, regional, and state strategies for addressing economic growth, safety, congestion, air quality, and public mobility.

Through a process of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination at the state, federal and local level, as well as citizen involvement, long-range transportation planning helps bring all affected parties to the table in order to address the unique transportation needs of each stakeholder, while providing a forum to address the overall growth and development for West Des Moines.

What are SMART cities and what does this have to do with utilities???

Holistic and scalable smart systems depend on two major moves—embracing technology to make systems as efficient as they can be and increasing stakeholder engagement. To fully realize the smart city and smart utility promise, cities and utilities need to create a network of digital infrastructure. It is only by embracing advanced technologies and communications that operations will become more reliable, efficient and secure and allow for a maximum return on investment.

These advanced systems are the foundation that will lead to the applications, services and processes that will enhance citizen experience by elevating our cities and utilities to optimal production and service levels. Understanding data—how to collect it, how to use it and how to monetize it—will also be a crucial component to unlocking the full potential of smart integrated infrastructure.

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the Transportation & Infrastructure topical outreach and provide your input in various ways, starting with the visual preference surveys located on this page and on Nextdoor, by sharing examples of transit systems you've experienced in other places, by describing how technology has changed and is changing utilities, or by completing the Transportation & Infrastructure survey.


What is the future of transportation in West Des Moines???

Long-range transportation planning is a vision of the transportation system's future conditions, needs and opportunities, which guides decision-making today. These long-range plans project the transportation system needs and requirements into the future and help shape local, regional, and state strategies for addressing economic growth, safety, congestion, air quality, and public mobility.

Through a process of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination at the state, federal and local level, as well as citizen involvement, long-range transportation planning helps bring all affected parties to the table in order to address the unique transportation needs of each stakeholder, while providing a forum to address the overall growth and development for West Des Moines.

What are SMART cities and what does this have to do with utilities???

Holistic and scalable smart systems depend on two major moves—embracing technology to make systems as efficient as they can be and increasing stakeholder engagement. To fully realize the smart city and smart utility promise, cities and utilities need to create a network of digital infrastructure. It is only by embracing advanced technologies and communications that operations will become more reliable, efficient and secure and allow for a maximum return on investment.

These advanced systems are the foundation that will lead to the applications, services and processes that will enhance citizen experience by elevating our cities and utilities to optimal production and service levels. Understanding data—how to collect it, how to use it and how to monetize it—will also be a crucial component to unlocking the full potential of smart integrated infrastructure.

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the Transportation & Infrastructure topical outreach and provide your input in various ways, starting with the visual preference surveys located on this page and on Nextdoor, by sharing examples of transit systems you've experienced in other places, by describing how technology has changed and is changing utilities, or by completing the Transportation & Infrastructure survey.

  • Thank you for your participation in the Connect2Create visioning process.  This survey on Transportation & Infrastructure should take 5 - 10 minutes to complete, is comprised of mostly drop-down and multiple choice answers, with an opportunity or two to write in your own ideas.  Your participation in this survey will help staff develop the Comprehensive Plan for the City.  Your responses are anonymous and will be kept as such. 

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