Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • 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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  • NADO Recognizes Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners

    Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The NADO Research Foundation and RPO America have announced the 2012 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects.  This is the sixth year that the program has honored projects for their innovation, effectiveness, and impact on communities throughout the nation.  The...

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  • Census 2010 Urbanized Areas/Urban Clusters Released

    Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Monday, March 26, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the list of urbanized areas and urban clusters defined on the basis of the 2010 Census. Urban areas—defined as densely developed residential, commercial and other nonresidential areas—now account for 80.7 percent...

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  • Freight Transportation and Economic Development: Planning for the Panama Canal Expansion

    Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    This new NADO Research Foundation report provides an overview of possible effects of the Panama Canal expansion on the U.S., as well as efforts of some coastal ports and inland regions to capitalize on potential economic opportunities.

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  • FTA Extends Online Dialogue on Asset Management

    Posted on: January 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has extended its online dialogue until January 18 to gather input about new requirements in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21-st Century (MAP-21).  Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments regarding how FTA should define...

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  • Transportation Project Prioritization and Performance-based Planning Efforts in Rural and Small Metropolitan Regions

    Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    In September 2011, the NADO Research Foundation released the new report Transportation Project Prioritization and Performance-based Planning Efforts in Rural and Small Metropolitan Regions (PDF).  This report provides an overview of the state of the practice in non-metro regional transportation...

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  • 2012 Rural Transportation Conference

    Posted on: November 9th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    Wednesday, April 25 – Friday, April 27, 2012 Burlington, VT Hear updates on timely issues shaping the future of transportation planning and learn successful practices from regional transportation planning peers at the nation’s premier annual event for rural and small...

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  • Inland Ports: Linking Freight and Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report highlights examples where intermodal facilities connecting rail and truck streamline freight movement and position their regions for economic impact.

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  • Connecting the DOTs

    Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report is an entertaining yet highly informative guidebook for creative problem solving, building stronger state and local partnerships, and understanding the unique opportunities that transportation and economic development projects bring to regions and communities.

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  • Raising Local Funds through a Regional Sales Tax Initiative in Georgia

    Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    Note: The presentation summary below was initially written and published in 2011.  In 2012, Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was voted on by the public during the state’s primary elections, and passed in three fairly rural regions, out...

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