Transportation Project Prioritization and Performance-based Planning Efforts in Rural and Small Metropolitan Regions

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

Cover of reportIn September 2011, the NADO Research Foundation released the new report Transportation Project Prioritization and Performance-based Planning Efforts in Rural and Small Metropolitan Regions (PDF).  This report provides an overview of the state of the practice in non-metro regional transportation planning, including the contract amounts, RPO tasks, and committee structures.  The research also examines rural long-range planning efforts and criteria used to rank regional priority projects.  With case studies on the statewide and regional planning processes in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington, the document provides examples for rural and small metro regions looking to formalize their planning process.

This work is supported by the Federal Highway Administration under contract number DTFH61-10-00033. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA or the NADO Research Foundation.

View the entire report here (PDF) in a downloadable or printable format, or use the links below to read specific sections.

Table of Contents

Report Introduction

RPO Characteristics

Rural Transportation Leadership

Planning Tools and Techniques

Regional Transportation Planning Activities

Regional Long-range Transportation Plans

Statewide and Regional Transportation Improvement Programs

Case Study: North Carolina Develops Statewide Performance-based Prioritization Process

Case Study: North Central Pennsylvania’s Project Prioritization Process

Case Study: Flexible Process Enables Yakima Valley Region to Quickly Respond to Changing Priorities

Conclusions

 

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