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National Symposium for Rural Transportation Planning Organizations and Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Assessing the Structure and Benefits of Collaboration

Date:
August 30, 2011
Topics:
Case Studies, NADO Publications, Planning Collaboration, Resources

The proceedings report National Symposium for Rural Transportation Planning Organizations and Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Assessing the Structure and Benefits of Collaboration (PDF) documents a special event on the relationships among regional planning organizations, state and local government agencies, and stakeholder groups.  This symposium was held as a joint session during the 2010 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference and AMPO Annual Conference.

Through a keynote address and a series of panels, attendees learned about models for collaboration on planning efforts from five states: Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee. Through small group discussion, attendees also engaged in further dialogue on benefits of and obstacles to collaboration, issue areas often addressed through partnerships, and institutional arrangements that facilitate relationship-building.

This report was produced by the NADO Research Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration.