Four Corners Rural Transportation Forum: Summary of a Conference

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 issues in their regions on a variety of rural transportation planning and economic development issues, including rural transportation safety, livability in rural areas and relationship-building with Tribal nations.  Read the event summaries to learn about issues, collaborative models, and practices in rural transportation planning in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.  Two proceedings reports were produced through the NADO Research Foundation’s Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration:

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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