Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • 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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  • Freight and Economic Development

    Posted on: May 15th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference, speakers included Bob Thompson, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments in Maine, and Corey Hull, Southern Georgia Regional Commission. View the presentations: Thompson rpo2012 (http://www NULL.slideshare NULL.net/rpoamerica/thompson-rpo2012) View more presentations (http://www...

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  • Visioning and Beyond: Developing Plans and Measuring Implementation

    Posted on: May 8th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference, Melissa Levy of Yellow Wood Associates and Peggy Reichert of Minnesota DOT shared their experiences in performance-based planning and led the audience in an exercise to identify indicators based on...

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  • FHWA Holds Urban Area Webinar

    Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Friday, April 27, the Federal Highway Administration held a webinar on urban area designation to clarify issues related to the recent release of urban area boundaries and the implications for metropolitan transportation planning, roadway functional class, and transit programs. ...

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