Here you will find resources for transportation professionals. Also visit Rural, NADO & RPO America’s information clearinghouse for regional transportation planners.

  • Transportation Resources

    Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine (http://ruraltransportation 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 related to transportation, start here....

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  • New Report on Rural Transportation, Economic Development and Quality of Life

    Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) has released a new policy brief, Rethinking Federal Investments in Rural Transportation: Rural Considerations Regarding Reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Act (http://www NULL.rupri NULL.pdf) (PDF), which shows that America’s rural areas, small towns,...

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  • Fed Highway Admin Releases Livability Report

    Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released a new report that provides an overview of the current state of the practice relative to the implementation of livability principles within the context of the Federal-aid highway program.  This research paper,  The...

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  • Natural Gas Drilling

    Posted on: May 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.pdf)Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale: Economic Opportunities and Infrastructure Challenges. This issue brief examines the natural gas drilling boom in the U.S. and associated economic opportunities and infrastructure challenges, including strains on local transportation networks...

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  • RPO America

    Posted on: March 31st, 2011 by NADO Admin

    RPO America, a program affiliate of NADO, serves as the national professional association for rural transportation practitioners.  To learn more click here. (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.asp?page_id=59350) Resource Library and RPO Models International Transportation and Economic Development Conference  ...

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  • Resource Library and RPO Models

    Posted on: March 31st, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    The Resource Library provides a clearinghouse of rural and small metro transportation planning tools and guidebooks developed by NADO, federal agencies, and other national and regional transportation organizations.  Find reports on a variety of topics, including transportation and economic development,...

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  • Four Corners Rural Transportation Forum: Summary of a Conference

    Posted on: July 1st, 2010 by Jonathan

    In August 2009 and May 2010, a small group of regional transportation planning practitioners convened in Sedona, Arizona (2009) and Park City, Utah (2010) for two days of facilitated discussion and presentations.  Participants shared information about best practices and emerging...

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  • Rural Local Officials Consultation Assessment Guide

    Posted on: September 1st, 2008 by Jonathan

    This guide is intended to provide rural local elected and appointed officials, along with their regional planning organizations, with a framework for appraising the effectiveness, timeliness and results of their involvement and input into the statewide transportation planning and decision-making...

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  • Transportation Planning in Rural America: Emerging Models for Local Consultation, Regional Coordination and Rural Planning Organizations

    Posted on: December 6th, 2005 by Jonathan

    This report builds on the NADO Research Foundation’s nearly ten years of studies into the emerging and evolving partnerships between state transportation agencies and regional development organizations with respect to facilitating and enhancing the involvement of rural local government officials...

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