Submit Your Projects: NADO’s Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

The NADO Research Foundation and RPO America have opened the annual call for applications for the Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.org/excellence-awards-2/).  Submit information about your initiatives in the online application (https://www NULL.surveymonkey NULL.com/s/Exc2014) until October 31.

This awards program recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural and small metropolitan transportation planning, programming, and service delivery.

Eligibility:

  • The organization applying to receive the award must be a member of NADO; if multiple organizations collaborated on a project, they may apply jointly, but the lead applicant must be a NADO member
  • Up to three projects per organization may be submitted
  • Projects must show substantive quantitative or qualitative results
  • A competitive application should address one or more of the following issues: uniqueness/level of innovation; regional impact; ability to be replicated; long-term viability of the program and its impact; innovative partnerships and collaborations; and creative funding

Award winners will be recognized at a roundtable reception during the National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference (December 3 – 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH). The conference will attract an expected 150 professionals from regional planning and development organizations and their local, state, and federal partners.

The conference is the only annual professional development event for rural and small metropolitan transportation planners and other professionals.  This year’s conference will include timely content on federal policy implementation through Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), as well as training topics and best practice panels related to economic development, safety, freight, mobility, multimodal issues, public outreach, running a rural planning program, and more.  The Excellence Awards reception is a highlight of the event, where awardees host a roundtable and attendees can network to learn about various projects and partnership models.

Click here (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.org/excellence-awards-2/) for more information on the Excellence Awards, or here for more information on the 2014 conference. To send supporting documents or ask questions, contact NADO Associate Director Carrie Kissel, at 202.624.8829 or [email protected] (ckissel null@null nado NULL.org).

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