Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • Complex Issues in Multimodal Planning

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    At this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference, participants learned from practitioners about regional planning studies that incorporate multiple modes, involve extensive public and stakeholder engagement, and grapple with complex environmental and other issues. Panelists discussed planning...

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  • RPO America Annual Business Meeting and RPO Council Meeting

    Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    In addition to discussion association business, the attendees heard a presentation from Susan Howard, NADO Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs. Federal Transportation Update from RPO America...

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  • State and Regional Collaboration

    Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Working together on data collection, analysis, stakeholder outreach, and more, states, regions, and the local entities they serve can come to a deeper understanding and new solutions for their region’s transportation and development issues. Krishna Kunapareddy, Boonslick Regional Planning Commission,...

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  • Making the Case for Transit

    Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Hear how communities have successfully made the case for investment in transit and initiated new service to improve mobility in rural and small metro places, and participate in an engaging, interactive discussion on the return on investment of transit in...

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  • Opening Plenary: Inspiring Innovations from the Field

    Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Learn from rural and small metropolitan transportation professionals about innovative project designs, interesting planning studies, and beneficial technical assistance provided to local communities in this plenary showcase. These panelists are rethinking the roles of regional transportation planning organizations to plan...

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  • GIS and Technology Applications for Transportation Planning and Analysis

    Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org/events/rpo2016), attendees learned about new trends and real-life practical applications from regional planning and economic development organizations. Presenters discussed one transportation model based upon economic modeling and forecasting,...

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  • Advancing Collaborative Planning: Summary of a Focus Group on Transportation and Economic Development

    Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    In March 2016, the NADO Research Foundation held a focus group on the link between transportation and economic development, and how state departments of transportation and regional planning and development organizations can work together to better plan for those issues in an integrated way.

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  • DDAA Travel Subsidy for 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference

    Posted on: April 28th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) is very generously offering travel assistance for staff from the 73 LDDs based in the ARC region who would like to attend the National Regional Transportation Conference, June 13 – 15 in Chattanooga,...

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  • FTA Releases Transit Safety Proposed Rule, Guidance

    Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed rule for Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (https://www NULL.gpo NULL.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-05/pdf/2016-02017 NULL.pdf) (PDF) in the Federal Register.  In addition, FTA released a guidance document on the National Public...

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  • Surface Transportation Reauthorization Update: House and Senate Negotiators Reach Conference Agreement

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    House and Senate negotiators reached agreement yesterday on a 5-year highway and transit reauthorization package totaling $305 billion. H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is the result of negotiations between House and Senate conferees charged with resolving differences...

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