Transportation Policy

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  • Short-Term FAA Extension Signed Into Law

    Posted on: July 12th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On June 29, President Obama signed the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part III” (P.L. 112-21), which will extend programs under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for three weeks until July 22.  The previous extension (P.L. 112-16) was...

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  • Letter to Reps. Mica and Duncan From Reps. Rahall and DeFazio Regarding Surface Transportation Authorization Bill Priorities

    Posted on: June 20th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On June 14, Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure John Mica (R-FL) and Representative John Duncan (R-TN) outlining their priorities for a long-term surface...

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  • NADO Signs Joint Letter with NACo, NARC and NLC on MPO Threshold

    Posted on: June 13th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On June 9, NADO joined the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and the National League of Cities (NLC) in urging congressional committees charged with drafting the SAFETEA-LU reauthorization legislation to oppose eliminating metropolitan...

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  • Transportation Resources

    Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    RuralTransportation.org (http://ruraltransportation NULL.org/pages/page NULL.asp?page_id=59033) is NADO’s portal for all information related to rural and regional transportation research and planning practice.  To find additional resources within NADO.org related to transportation, start here....

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  • International Transportation and Economic Development Conference

    Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    NADO members recently participated in the International Transportation and Economic Development (ITED) conference, hosted by the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation and Economic Development committee.  The conference was held in Charleston, West Virginia from May 1-3. NADO members Lyle Wray, Executive...

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  • RPO Bill Introduced in House

    Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On April 14, 2011, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced H.R. 1565 (http://thomas NULL.loc NULL.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H NULL.R NULL.1565:), a bill to incorporate Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) into the statewide transportation planning process. Previously, on March 17,...

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  • Progress on Long-Term FAA Bill

    Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On March 31, 2011, President Obama signed a two-month extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs (PL 112-7) until May 31, 2011. Congress passed this short-term reauthorization measure to allow the House and Senate additional time to complete a longer-term...

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  • NADO President Testifies on Transportation Issues

    Posted on: April 20th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    NADO President Timothy Ware urged members of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit to consider the needs and importance of small metropolitan and rural America during the reauthorization process of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient...

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