Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vibrant Rural Communities: Clinton, Iowa

This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In 1996, the City of Clinton, Iowa, set out to improve a stretch of US Highway 30 that runs through the heart of town....

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Collaborative Leadership: Partnerships between Regional Development Organizations and Community Foundations

In an era of tightening government budgets, regional planning and development organizations need to think creatively about developing and funding initiatives that improve communities’ quality of life

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Vibrant Rural Communities: Rome, Georgia

This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In 1975, the first shopping mall in Rome, Georgia, opened. Residents flocked to the new development, beginning a story of demise common to so...

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Development District Association of Appalachia Impact Brief

The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) had developed a new publication with the assistance of NADO. The Executive Summary of the report focuses on the role of the DDAA’s Local Development District in fostering regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions....

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Project Prioritization: Conclusions

This research project indicates that more states are turning to regional-level transportation planning in non-metropolitan areas than has been seen in prior work conducted by the NADO Research Foundation. (12)  The findings also suggest that in spite of...

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Project Prioritization: Case Study: Flexible Process Enables Yakima Valley Region to Quickly Respond to Changing Priorities

Under the State of Washington’s Regional Competitive Program, Surface Transportation Program (STP) regional funds must be allocated based on regional priorities.  Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), regional transportation planning organizations (called RTPOs in Washington) and other approved entities have the authority...

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Project Prioritization: Case Study: North Central Pennsylvania’s Project Prioritization Process

In the 2007 – 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission set out to “define and develop a regional core transportation system that connects local and regional facilities with the state’s system and...

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Project Prioritization: Case Study: North Carolina Develops Statewide Performance-based Prioritization Process

In 2009, under direction from the new governor, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) commenced efforts to launch the state’s strategic prioritization process.  NCDOT’s Strategic Planning Offce of Transportation (SPOT) was charged with developing a data-driven, transparent process.  The...

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Project Prioritization: Statewide and Regional Transportation Improvement Programs

Of responding organizations who perform transportation activities in rural areas, 71 percent reported compiling a regional TIP or list of priority projects for consideration for the STIP.  Over half of these organizations (56 percent) reported that their regional TIP or...

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Project Prioritization: Spotlight: Kentucky’s Regional Concept Plans

Through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s contracts with each of the state’s 15 Area Development Districts, a Regional Concept Plan is developed to inventory significant facilities and traffic generators in the rural portions of  the state.  In addition to this descriptive...

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