Southwest Iowa Planning Council
Southwest Iowa Planning Council


School registration forms for school year 2020-2021. These forms must be completed every school year for each child.

New registrations will be able to start riding the following Monday after forms are submitted. Registration forms are accepted all year.

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(Atlantic, Iowa May 4, 2020) Effective Immediately: The SWIPCO and SWITA offices in Atlantic have re-opened for essential visits by the public. Essential visits are those that cannot take place via phone, email, fax, or mail. Visitors are asked to call ahead before coming to the office, to wait in the reception area, utilize the hand sanitizer available, and to not come in if they are feeling ill. Business with visitors will only be conducted in the reception area or the conference room, visitors will not be able to go to staff offices. A drop box has been set up and many interactions will still continue to utilize this drop box. Many staff are still working from home, so if you need to meet with a specific staff member you should call ahead at 712-243-4196 to make an appointment.

Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020: SWITA taxi service will resume in Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Harlan, Glenwood, Red Oak, and Shenandoah. For the safety of the public and SWITA drivers, please only schedule essential trips. When possible, please ride behind the first row of seats on a bus or ride in the rear of vans. Riders should wear a face mask if at all possible. Riders in mobility devices such as wheel chairs are asked to please turn their face away from the driver while their device is secured. All vehicles have been sanitized and are cleaned daily. The service is open to the public and fares are $2.50 each way in-town for the general public and $2.00 each way in-town for age 60+. Taxi tickets that normally would expire July 1, 2020 will be honored until June 30, 2021. Tickets may be purchased directly from the drivers. If it is necessary for riders to purchase tickets from the office in Atlantic, please call beforehand at 712-243-4196 and they will be ready for you. Additional information is available on Taxi trips may be scheduled by calling the following numbers:

Atlantic: 712-249-0566 or 712-250-1200

Missouri Valley: 712-642-4489

Harlan, Glenwood, Red Oak, Shenandoah: 800-842-8065

Welcome to Southwest Iowa Planning Council

Southwest Iowa Planning Council's (SWIPCO) goals are to promote regional cooperation and to serve the counties and cities within our region with community and economic development activities to improve the quality of life for all residents in Southwest Iowa. Some of our services include:

  • Southwest Iowa Transit Agency (SWITA), which operates the public transit system in our eight county region. 
  • Southwest Iowa Housing Trust Fund (SWIHTF), which provides safe, affordable housing and expands housing opportunities in the region. 
  • RPA 13 provides technical assistance and transportation planning in a four county area.
  • Multiple types of planning and technical assistance are available to our cities and counties including writing plans, grant applications, project management, codes and ordinances, etc.
  • SWIPCO is also the designated economic development area for a six county region and provides funding assistance to new and existing businesses through our Business Revolving Loan Fund.

Explore the menus to see what SWIPCO can do for you and your local government.

SWIPCO Office and SWITA Maintenance and Storage Facility

Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) Board of Directors Meetings are open to all individuals regardless of disability. Any person with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in a Board of Directors Meeting should contact the SWIPCO office at 712-243-4196 at least two business days prior to the Board of Directors meeting.

SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.


Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, Iowa, 50022

712-243-4196 or 1-866-279-4720; Fax 712-243-3458;