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2014 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners Announced

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Congratulations to the 2014 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award winners! This NADO Research Foundation and RPO America program recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural and small metropolitan areas that help meet regional needs through various program areas, including: bicycle and pedestrian planning, air quality, equity, project implementation, public involvement, safety, and transit. The winners will be recognized at the 2014 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference, December 3 – 5, 2014 in Cincinnati. Learn more about the awards program here.

The 2014 award-winning projects and organizations include:


  • Technology and Rural Transit, Coastal Regional Commission
  • Northeast Georgia Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Program, Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
  • River Valley Regional, River Valley Regional Commission
  • Tour de Farm – Utilizing Cycling to Promote Agro-Tourism, River Valley Regional Commission
  • Southern Georgia Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Implementation, Southern Georgia Regional Commission


  • Rural Evacuation Planning, Bi-State Regional Commission


  • Milton Madison Bridge Project, Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA)


  • Safe Routes To School Planning in Rural Districts – Local, Regional and State Partnership for Success, Minnesota Association of Development Organizations
  • Resilient Region Policies – Sustainable Community Comp Plan Language and Ordinances, Region Five Development Commission


  • Amendment 7 Project Prioritization Process, Missouri Association of Councils of Government

North Carolina

  • Croatan Regional Bicycle + Trails Plan, Eastern Carolina Council of Governments


  • Ohio RTPO Pilot Program, Buckeye Hills – Hocking Valley RDD, Logan-Union-Champaign RPC, Maumee Valley Planning Organization, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, and Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission


  • North by Northwest Connector, NW Oregon Connector Alliance


  • EasTexConnects Marketing/Educational Videos, East Texas Council of Governments


  • VT Circumferential Highway Alternatives Planning Process, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission


  • Bike Route 76 – New River Valley Report, New River Valley Planning District Commission
  • Sustainable Transportation Summit, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • RVAMPO Congestion Management Process (CMP) Plan, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

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