The Excellence in Regional Transportation Award, a program of NADO’s RPO America and the NADO Research Foundation, recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural, small metropolitan, and larger areas that help meet regional needs through various program areas. These include:
Applications for the 2023 awards are open now. Submit your application by June 24, 2023!
Find an archive of past award winners at NADO’s online clearinghouse www.RuralTransportation.org.
The lead applicant must be a NADO member. However, If multiple organizations collaborated on a project, they may apply jointly. Organizations may submit up to three projects.
Projects must show substantive quantitative or qualitative results.
For a competitive application, address one or more of the following issues in the application:
Award winners are recognized at a roundtable networking reception during the National Regional Transportation Conference.
Applications cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. It is recommended you compile all of your information in advance in a word processor and cut and paste into the application below.
Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.
Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.
McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.