Past Conferences

Presentations, handouts and other material relevant to past NADO-sponsored conferences can be found here.

  • It’s a Wrap! 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    With over 600 attendees from 40 states and the District of Columbia representing 188 organizations and two federal agencies, the 2016 Annual Training Conference: Taking a Stand for Regional Development had a broad range of economic development practitioners, planners, and...

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  • Regional Data and Analysis to Plan for Transportation Safety

    Posted on: June 20th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Collecting and analyzing safety data can help regional planners to understand trends and contributing factors and perform several types of analysis to plan for and improve transportation safety performance. In this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference,...

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  • Closing Plenary: Future Directions for Federal Transportation Programs

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Six months into implementing the 2015 authorization Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), conference participants learned about programmatic changes, implementation of the regulations still coming out of the previous Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century and the...

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  • Freight Planning Workshop

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference, attendees learned about the fundamentals of freight data and connections between freight and land use. Also, attendees heard about the recent release of federal guidance on the designation of...

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  • Planning Tools for Linking Rural Development and Transportation

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    This workshop at the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference provided an introduction to a suite of tools that Rural Transportation Planning Organizations may use to gain insight into some of the most important consequences of economic development initiatives: Community Viz®;...

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  • Forces Shaping Transportation’s Future

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Transportation is rapidly changing as workforce, demographics, available technology, and transportation demands evolve. The 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference luncheon keynote speaker discussed how trucking intersects with other modes of transportation, the emergence of new patterns and services, the effects...

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  • From Strategic Planning to Project Prioritization

    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    In this session of the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference, speakers discussed how different regions prioritize projects from different modes and funding streams, starting with collecting appropriate information in project proposal forms to allow for prioritization. Chris Whitaker served...

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  • Strategies to Improve Transportation Safety

    Posted on: June 15th, 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 the stakeholder-developed Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy, and how the multi-disciplinary strategy is being deployed to improve safety for drivers and passengers, vulnerable road...

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  • 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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