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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:29 AM
    The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking public input on its long-range statewide transit plan, Iowa in Motion 2045.

  • Monday, May 18, 2020 11:47 AM
    Travelers heading north in the metro area may want to consider a different route as the interchange at Interstate 35 and First Street in Ankeny is set to close for construction on May 27. 

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:52 AM
    Ruan named Jeff Harpole as the company’s new vice president of operations, leading national retail and grocery accounts for Ruan.

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:10 PM
    The Des Moines Regional Transit Authority has named Amanda Wanke as its new chief operating officer as part of a series of promotions announced this week.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:59 AM
    Improvements to Interstate Highway 35 in Polk and Story counties are among the projects included in the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Transportation Improvement Program for 2021-2025, presented to the Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:35 PM

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:02 PM
    A yearslong project to beautify and repair a 1-mile stretch of Ingersoll Avenue with a focus on pedestrian and bicycle access will include Des Moines' first elevated bike lanes, providing a new type of buffer between cyclists and vehicles.

  • Friday, May 1, 2020 2:43 PM
    Motorists who take Interstate 35/80 and exit at Douglas Avenue may have to find an alternative route starting May 6 as the southbound exit ramp will be closed to widen and reconstruct pavement in the area as part of the Urban Loop flyover project. 

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:24 PM
    Although Heartland Express is bracing for the coming effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the company reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday that beat analysts’ expectations, spurred by increased revenue. 

  • Monday, April 20, 2020 3:53 PM
    The Des Moines International Airport is warning customers about a fake website that is posing as the official website for airport information. 

  • Monday, April 13, 2020 11:41 AM
    Passenger traffic at Des Moines International Airport was down 44% in March as social distancing efforts sharply curtailed flight activity at the airport, according to data released Friday. 


  • Friday, March 20, 2020 11:04 AM
    On Tuesday morning, weather permitting, construction crews will be shifting the north- and southbound traffic to the outside shoulder south of the East First Street interchange with Interstate 35 in Ankeny. 

  • Monday, March 16, 2020 5:12 PM
    Nationally, airlines are changing flight schedules rapidly in response to the COVID-19 virus, but there have not yet been any reductions in flights at Des Moines International Airport, said Kayla Kovarna, communications, marketing and air service development manager. 

    Currently, there are no indications from any of the airlines serving Des Moines that there will be flight reductions, Kovarna said at midday today. “We are anticipating there will be some changes; we just don’t know the extent of what those will be,” she said. 

    Kovarna said it’s difficult to gauge whether many spring break or business travelers have made changes in their travel plans out of Des Moines, as they would be making cancellations directly with the airlines. She said that anecdotally, the volume of morning vehicle traffic for the “business push” of flights has been down about 15% over the past couple of weeks. 

    February’s passenger numbers, which were just released last week, were “quite strong,” Kovarna said, up 8.7% over the previous February. The March passenger figures, which will be out by mid-April, will provide an early snapshot of how much coronavirus affected air travel. 

    For those passengers with flights scheduled 72 hours or more in the future, the best bet for making changes or cancellations is to do so through the airline’s website, rather than attempting to telephone the airline. Kovarna heard that a passenger who did use the phone to cancel spent about six hours waiting on hold. 

    Meanwhile, DSM International is doing everything it can to make passengers feel comfortable by maintaining a heightened disinfection and cleaning schedule, particularly for high-touch areas, Kovarna said. 

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:55 AM
    The city of West Des Moines at 9 a.m. on March 16 will close Mills Civic Parkway from 81st Street to 88th Street, and South 88th Street from Mills Civic Parkway to just north of Cascade Avenue. 

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