RPO America Peer Symposium: Sharing Innovations in Regional Transportation Planning

On April 25, 2012, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium, during the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference.  This special session, held with support from the Federal Highway Administration, focused on “Sharing Innovations in Regional Transportation Planning.”

The seven speakers shared their experiences in two panels, the first on local and regional roadway issues, including energy, disaster response, and low-cost technical assistance, the second on integrating transportation planning and economic development, with freight, workforce mobility, and export projects. Amy Kessler, Vice Chair of RPO America and Director of Community Development and Regional Planning for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, moderated the session, and speakers included:

View the full symposium below or click on the presenters above to view the slides and read session summaries.

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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.

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