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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2023 Impact Awards

The primary applicant must be a NADO member. Project partners, both NADO and non-members, can be recognized under "Project Partners" below.

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For award-winning projects, the information provided below may be used verbatim to inform project descriptions that will be published in the 2023 NADO Impact Awards materials and included on the NADO website.

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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.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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