NADO and RPO America are pleased to announce the 2023 Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards. The awards program honors and recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural, small metropolitan, and other regions that help meet regional needs through various program areas related to transportation, mobility, goods movement, planning and analysis, and more. The 2023 award winners include:
Western Arkansas Planning and Development District, SMILIES Rideshare
Southern Georgia Regional Commission, VLMPO Electric Vehicle Readiness Strategy & Hahira Studies
Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission, Greater Egypt Safety Study & Greater Egypt Regional Safety Study for Rural Municipalities
East Central Intergovernmental Association/Regional Planning Affiliation 8, Rural County Transportation Program
10-15 Transit/Southern Iowa Public Transportation, Veteran’s Transport
Southwest Missouri Council of Governments, Bolivar, MO Active Transportation Plan
Mid-Minnesota Development Commission, Free Fare Farmer’s Market Shuttle
Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, PoleVolt Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Project
Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Prewitt – Milan Transportation Master Plan
Grand Gateway Economic Development Association, PICK Transportation
Southwest Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning Organization/South Western Oklahoma Development Authority, Southwest Oklahoma Regional Multi Modal Transportation Plan
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Gorge Regional Transit Strategy
Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Environmental Impacts of Long Range Transportation Planning in Northwest Pennsylvania
Appalachian Council of Governments, SC Highway 11 Corridor Study
East Texas Council of Governments, Bridging the Transit Gaps with GoBus
Heart of Texas Council of Governments, HOTCOG Rural Transit District is Singing the BLUEs
Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, Southeast Utah Transit Planning
Applications cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. It is recommended you compile all of your information in advance in a word processor and cut and paste into the application below.
Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.
Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.
McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.