NADO and RPO America Hold Webinar on Performance Measurement in Regional Long-Range Plans

The NADO Research Foundation held a free webinar on Tuesday, August 13, 2 – 3 p.m. EST on Virginia’s experience with incorporating performance measurement into its rural regional long-range plans. Attendees also heard an update from FHWA staff on the agency’s activities in support of performance-based planning. One AICP CM is available.

View the webinar slides (large PDF), or watch the webinar below:

Performance Measurement in Regional Long-Range Plans from NADO on Vimeo.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 20 regional-level planning district commissions (PDCs) throughout the commonwealth have partnered to evaluate the state’s rural transportation system and to recommend a range of transportation improvements that best satisfy existing and future needs.

These regional transportation plans serve as the building blocks for the 2035 State Highway Plan and are intended to complement the state’s metropolitan transportation plans.

Each regional plan incorporates both statewide and more local goals and objectives, and the PDCs used consistent metrics to assess the performance of the regions’ roadways and recommend specific improvements for safety and capacity that may be considered in the future.

Webinar speakers included:

  • Egan Smith, FHWA
  • Jody McCullough, FHWA
  • Fred Bowers, FHWA
  • Darrel Johnson, Virginia DOT
  • Elijah Sharp, New River Valley PDC

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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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