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Tourism Data in Traffic Estimation

Travel demand models usually are used in urban regions. However, this report uses tourism data to estimate traffic volume on low-volume roads in Wyoming.

Rural/Urban Safety Data Available

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released 2018 data related to traffic fatalities in the Traffic Safety Facts brief Rural/Urban Comparison of Traffic Fatalities

COVID-19 Data Sources Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the data dashboard Daily Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The dashboard provides information

RDO Resource Page on Equity

The NADO Research Foundation has curated a series of resources related to equity and regional economic development and planning that may be useful to RDOs on our NADO.org website.

The page includes examples of RDOs’ work, as well as resources on data, engagement, economic development, planning, transportation, and resources to shape policy and program design. It will be updated over time with more information.

New Report on Small Town Evacuation Risks

A new analysis of 30,000 towns under 40,000 population identifies risks to evacuation from overcrowded roads or a lack of route options.  From StreetLight Data,

HUD Updates Location Affordability Index

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the publication of Version 3 of the Location Affordability Index (LAI) dataset.  The LAI

The Place Database Mapping Tool

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Policymap recently introduced The Place Database, an interactive mapping tool which allows users to access and display datasets

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