Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • Transportation for America Webinar: How to Use the 2012 Federal Transportation Bill to Strengthen Rural Economies

    Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    How does the new 2012 federal transportation bill affect rural communities?  Join Transportation for America on Wednesday, February 27th at 1 p.m. Eastern for an online presentation to learn how to use MAP-21 to fund rural transportation priorities and strengthen...

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  • Funding Available to Build Economic Security for Low-Income Families and Individuals: The Assets for Independence Program

    Posted on: January 28th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The Office of Community Services at the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families is now accepting applications for funding for the Assets for Independence (AFI) program (http://www NULL.idaresources The 2013 grant application deadlines are...

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  • NADO Participates in Transportation Research Board Conference

    Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    On January 13 – 17, NADO Associate Director Carrie Kissel participated in the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (http://www NULL.trb NULL.aspx).  The conference attracted over 11,000 individuals to Washington, DC for information and networking on a...

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  • NADO 2012: Year in Review

    Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    During 2012, NADO celebrated its 45th anniversary and achieved many accomplishments.  Some of our highlights include: The inclusion of language recognizing Regional Transportation Planning Organizations in the 2012 surface transportation authorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21),...

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  • FHWA to Hold MAP-21 Freight Provisions Webinar

    Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On November 28, 1 – 2:30 EST, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will hold the webinar “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Freight Provisions” as a special session of its monthly Talking Freight series of professional development...

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  • NADO Represented at Rural Public and Intercity Transportation Conference

    Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Wednesday, October 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mountainland Association of Governments Planning Director Shawn Seager gave the presentation “Rural Trends and Transportation Issues” at the 20th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation.  As a member...

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  • Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Read about regional planning and economic development organizations that are taking steps to coordinate planning processes and investment strategies, partner with new entities, document progress, and communicate results in an engaging way.

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  • Linking Employment Clusters and Ridesharing Options: Mid-Columbia Economic Development District

    Posted on: September 27th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    This case study initially appeared in the NADO Research Foundation 2012 report Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development and was also a presentation given at the 2011 RPO America Peer Symposium during the National ...

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  • The Rise of the Greek Yogurt Industry in Central New York

    Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    If 'location, location, location' is the mantra of real estate, 'location, transportation, and logistics' is the driving force in economic development, and that is evident in the meteoric increase in Greek yogurt production shaping central New York's economy.

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  • FTA Schedules Environmental Justice Webinar

    Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Thursday, October 11, 1 – 3 p.m. ET, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold the webinar “Environmental Justice: What does it mean?”  To register for the webinar, go to: (http://ftaenvironmentaljustice NULL.eventbrite  For more information on EJ...

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