Articles by: Carrie Kissel

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

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    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

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    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

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    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

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    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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  • Project Prioritization: Spotlight: Virginia’s Statewide and Rural Long-range Plans

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    As part of the Virginia DOT’s work to complete the 2035 Transportation Plan, the agency added long-range planning as a new element in the rural transportation work programs of Virginia’s Planning District Commissions (the state’s regional development organizations).  The regional...

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  • Regional Long-range Transportation Plans

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The long-range transportation plan (LRTP) is a key document in guiding investment decisions and programming that occurs in regional or statewide transportation improvement programs (TIPs or STIPs).  A requirement for states and MPOs, it is becoming more common for rural...

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  • Project Prioritization: Regional Transportation Planning Activities

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    RPOs conduct a variety of planning activities as part of their rural transportation work programs.  Most of the regional planning activities consider multiple modes, with the most common modes being highways and bridges, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and public and...

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  • Project Prioritization: Planning Tools and Techniques

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Regional transportation decisionmaking can be aided by technology and information tools that enhance the planning process.  Only 13 percent of respondents have access to a rural, regional travel demand model, while 73 percent do not, and another 13 percent do...

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  • Project Prioritization: Rural Transportation Leadership

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Some organizations have committees that address rural transportation planning.  The most common are technical committees (55 percent) and policy committees (53 percent).  Other common committees include public transportation or human services transportation (transit) committees (30 percent),  and bicycle/pedestrian or trails...

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  • Project Prioritization: RPO Characteristics

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The NADO Research Foundation received responses from 184 organizations that conduct either small metropolitan or rural regional-level transportation planning.  This included 180 responses from rural and small metropolitan RDOs located in 30 states, as well as responses from an additional...

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