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2023 4th National Summit on Rural Road Safety

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This year, NADO and RPO America are co-hosting the National Summit on Rural Road Safety with the National Center on Rural Road Safety! This joint event will feature the usual multimodal rural/small metro transportation peer training content from NADO’s National Regional Transportation Conference PLUS special content specific to rural safety issues.

Join your peers at the summit in Oklahoma City, September 12-14. A virtual attendance option is also available if you’d like to attend but can’t travel easily.

Early Bird Registration for in-person attendees closes on August 25th, make your plans to attend soon!

10 reasons not to miss the National Summit on Rural Road Safety:

  1. Talk directly with U.S Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration representatives about the popular Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants and other programs.
  2. Learn how states and their regional partners are working together on transportation planning and on implementing programs from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
  3. Share resources, information, and strategies to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
  4. Networking opportunities with other state/regional/tribal transportation and development planners, transit professionals, as well as safety practitioners from a range of stakeholder organizations around the country.
  5. Throughout the conference, attendees can take advantage of one-on-one or small group office hours with subject matter experts on a whole range of topics related to rural transportation issues.
  6. Amp up your rural and small metro public involvement efforts in an interactive workshop.
  7. Learn about data resources and data collection strategies for rural and small metro communities and regions.
  8. Share strategies for convening partners and building coalitions on rural transportation issues.
  9. Discuss emerging issues and trends related to a range of transportation modes, including bicycle and pedestrian, rural transit and mobility, freight, and more.
  10. Take home information to use in your rural and small metro region on transportation planning, programs, and service delivery.

Learn more about the National Summit for Rural Road Safety, view the draft agenda, or register here.

What’s happening when:

  • Pre-conference content on Monday, September 11 will include a special SS4A Grant session.
  • A mix of plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and networking events will occur all day on Tuesday, September 12; Wednesday, September 13; and Thursday, September 14.
  • Exciting field trips are scheduled for September 13.
  • NADO’s RPO America and National RPO Council of Peers will hold its meeting on September 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m., and all NADO members & friends are encouraged to attend, hear from guest speakers, and discuss priority transportation issues for the NADO network.

Who should attend: This conference is typically attended by Regional Development Organization transportation professionals, regional development professionals, regional planners, and RDO directors, along with partners in state DOTs (state planning, transit, or safety offices), local governments, and other stakeholder groups. Please share information about the event with colleagues in your state.

How much: Early Bird Registration is only $325 for this 3-day event. Professional development credits will be available for AICP members and for Professional Engineers who attend the event in-person or remotely.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you there!

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