Transportation for America Webinar: How to Use the 2012 Federal Transportation Bill to Strengthen Rural Economies

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

How does the new 2012 federal transportation bill affect rural communities?  Join Transportation for America on Wednesday, February 27th at 1 p.m. Eastern for an online presentation to learn how to use MAP-21 to fund rural transportation priorities and strengthen your community. Click here to register (https://cc NULL.readytalk  Elected officials from non-metropolitan areas are especially invited to join this online presentation.

NADO members and their local communities and board members are invited to attend a free webinar presentation by Transportation for America.  Rather than being a technical overview of MAP-21, which other sources have covered, this webinar will be an opportunity to engage stakeholders and decisionmakers on funding a variety of modes public transportation, vanpool, biking, walking, and road/bridge maintenance and repair projects that support in support of strong communities.  Please share the following announcement to invite your RDO and RTPO board members and others in your region to this presentation.

Investing in a variety of transportation options—like public transportation, vanpooling, bicycling, walking,  and safe roads and bridges—are crucial for stronger, more resilient communities in our nation’s rural areas. It’s important to know how our new federal transportation bill (MAP-21) has changed the way communities can access transportation dollars and what these funds can be used for.

Panelists for this discussion include:

  • Commissioner Kathy Rinaldi, Teton County, Idaho
  • Charles W. Fluharty, President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
  • Chris Zeilinger, Director of Policy Development, Community Transportation Association of America Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
  • Georgia Gann, Deputy Director of Government Affairs, Transportation for America
  • John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America and Former Mayor of Meridian, MS (moderator)

Webinar logistics:

  • Title: How to use the 2012 federal transportation bill to strengthen rural economies
  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific
  • Click here to register (https://cc NULL.readytalk


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