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 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.

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