RTPO Peer Exchange Summary

Rural highway with blurred truck in foreground, with the text "Regional Transportation Planning Organization Peer Exchange Summary. Held in Conjunction with Moving Rural America: National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America. Photo courtesy Northern Arizona Council of Governments."The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a new document summarizing a peer exchange event that occurred in fall 2016.  The Regional Transportation Planning Organization Peer Exchange Summary (PDF) covers discussion of a small group of regional transportation planners and state Department of Transportation planning staff, as well as engagement with a larger and diverse group of professionals attending the summit Moving Rural America: National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America.

The peer exchange summary includes discussion and short descriptions of practice on several topics, including: addressing rural mobility challenges, aligning transportation with economic development, rural public involvement, opportunities to increase economic development by having a safe transportation system, and connecting to transportation safety.

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Photo courtesy Northern Arizona Council of Governments.

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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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