Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • Webinar: Addressing Environmental Justice in Transportation Planning Practice

    Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Free webinar on USDOT, FHWA, and FTA's new environmental justice guidance will occur Sept. 20, 2012, 2 - 3:30 ET. 1.5 AICP CM legal credits may be avaialble.

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  • FTA Releases Final Transit in the Parks Solicitation

    Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On August 27, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released the final solicitation for its Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks grant program, established as a discretionary program in SAFETEA-LU and not reauthorized in MAP-21.  Applications may include support for capital...

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  • FTA Releases Civil Rights Guidance

    Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released the final updated circular on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients (http://www NULL.fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/documents/FTA_Title_VI_FINAL NULL.pdf) (PDF). The revised circular provides information...

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  • Webinar on Housing and Transportation Affordability: August 14, 2012

    Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The free webinar “Avoiding the Housing and Transportation Squeeze in Rural and Small Town America” occurred on August 14, 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET.  This webinar is presented by the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index Initiative (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities/housing_transaffinitiative), which...

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  • Georgia Votes on Regional Sales Tax Initiative for Transportation Funding, With Mixed Results

    Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On July 31, voters in Georgia made their choices about transportation funding in conjunction with the state’s primary elections, with their decisions having significant impacts for the state and causing ripples in the national conversation on infrastructure investment.  Up for...

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  • New Search of RDO Websites

    Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Organizations seeking information about their peers can use a Google Custom Search of all regional planning and development organizations. Access the search tool here. (http://www NULL.google NULL.com/cse/home?cx=007991868306729505908%3Akb-xin_4coc) If your organization’s website does not appear to be included or the URL...

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  • National Rural Transportation Conference Presentations

    Posted on: July 20th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The speaker presentations, videos, and written session proceedings for the 2012 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference have been posted at https://www.nado.org/events/rpo2012.  In addition, pictures of the mobile workshops and conference sessions have been posted to https://www.facebook.com/RPOAmerica (https://www NULL.facebook...

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  • USDOT, FHWA, and FTA Release Environmental Justice Orders

    Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On July 17, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a new circular, Environmental Justice Circular 4703.1 to lay out guidance to FTA grant recipients on complying with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) order updated in May 2012.  The FTA...

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  • Project Prioritization: Conclusions

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    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

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    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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