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Metropolitan and Rural Transportation Planning: Case Studies and Checklists for Regional Collaboration

Date:
January 03, 2010
Topics:
Air Quality, Case Studies, Integrated Planning, NADO Publications, Planning Collaboration, Resources

The 2009 report Metropolitan and Rural Transportation Planning: Case Studies and Checklists for Regional Collaboration (PDF) provides case studies and checklists of possible actions that metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), rural transportation planning organizations (RPOs), state departments of transportation (DOTs), local government entities, and other planning partners may take to enhance their partnership efforts.

This report was produced by the NADO Research Foundation in partnership with the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration.

Contents include:

Collaboration Checklists:

  • Sharing Plans and Priorities
  • Formal Agreements
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Rapid Urbanization
  • Climate Change
  • Air Quality
  • Transportation, Economic Development, Land Use and Housing Integration
  • Freight Mobility
  • Regional Transit
  • Statewide Professional Development

Case Studies:

  • Professional Development and Advocacy Top Arizona’s RPO and MPO Priorities
  • Alabama Develops Planning Mentor Network
  • Iowa Planning Organizations Focus on Freight
  • Vermont Regions Analyze Land Use, Transportation and Impacts of Growth
  • Air Quality Brings Tennessee Regions Together
  • Washington Planning Organizations Develop Strong Relationships
  • Bridging Ideas in a Shared Workplace: Utah MPO and RPO Work Toward Common Goals