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ITS University Workshop #5
November 8-9, 2017 | Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia

Day 1 Presentation | November 8, 2017

Transportation Planning Concerns in Rural America

Presenter: Carrie Kissel
Presenter’s Org: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

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Slide 1: Transportation Planning Concerns in Rural America

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[This slide contains the National Association of Development Organizations logo and the Rural Planning Professionals (RPO) of America logo.]

Slide 2: About NADO

  • National association for 540 regional development organizations, including emerging network of Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs or RPOs)
  • Promote public policies that strengthen local governments, communities and economies through the regional strategies, coordination efforts and program expertise of the nation’s regional development organizations

Slide 3: About NADO

Through the NADO Research Foundation, develop training and resources related to:

  • Rural/small metro transportation planning, RPO America
  • Small business finance
  • Economic development planning
  • Regional resiliency
  • Developing quality of place

Slide 4: Regional Transportation Planning Models

[This slide contains a map of the United States that highlights which states are participating in planning modeling. The States highlighted are WA, OR, CA, AZ, UT, CO, NM, TX, OK, SD, MN, IA, MO, IL, WI, MI, IN, KY, TN, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, OH, PA, NY, CT, MA, VT, NH, and ME.]

Slide 5: Rural Transportation Priorities

  • Safety
  • Economic development/resilience
  • Preservation/maintenance

Slide 6: Research and Training Themes

  • Understanding ITS with relation to:
    • Rural travel within rural areas
    • Rural-origin travel to urban areas
    • Urban-origin travel to or through rural areas
    • Across modes

Slide 7: What We Need to Understand

  • How to move toward a systemic approach to planning for emerging technologies
  • Multi-layered approach: preparing for potential economic and land use impacts of emerging transportation technologies
  • Value propositions of the parties involved, and how to ensure equity and the public good are being met

Slide 8: Contact us

Carrie Kissel, Associate Director | 202.643.9560

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ITS Joint Program Office
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