Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • 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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  • Project Prioritization: Introduction

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    In early 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation conducted a scan of regional planning and development organizations to determine common regional planning activities conducted in non-metropolitan and small metropolitan areas, as well as how rural regions...

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  • USDOT to Hold Environmental Justice Training

    Posted on: June 20th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Tuesday, July 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a one-day training event on Implementing Environmental Justice Strategies.  This training is targeted to help transportation practitioners identify challenges and successes of applying environmental justice principles in a multi-modal...

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  • FHWA Freight Funding Opportunity

    Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a request for applications (RFA) for the “Off Hours Freight Delivery Pilot Project,” which is directed at reducing congestion in small and medium-sized urban areas.  A total of $450,000 in funding is available,...

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  • EDA Denver Regional Workshop

    Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On June 8, 2012, the EDA Denver Regional Office held a workshop for EDDs in Park City, Utah.  During the meeting, the presentation below offered information on the federal context in which EDDs are working, CEDS best practices, EDD innovations,...

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  • NADO Holds Webinar on Transportation and Disaster Recovery

    Posted on: June 8th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Thursday, June 7, 2012, the NADO Research Foundation held the webinar “Lessons Learned from Irene: Regional Planning Commission Involvement in Recovery of Vermont’s Transportation Network,” which featured a joint presentation from two regional planning commissions (RPCs) that make up...

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  • Two Upcoming Webinars: Transportation & Disaster Recovery and Communication Strategies

    Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    NADO and its partners are hosting two free training webinars on different topics in the next two weeks. On Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. EDT, the NADO Research Foundation will hold Lessons Learned from Irene: RPC Involvement in Recovery ...

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  • National Rural Transportation Conference: Opening Keynote Address

    Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference (April 25 – 27 in Burlington, Vermont), Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator Gregory G. Nadeau opened the conference with a keynote address.  His remarks included discussion of regional role in...

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