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2016 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners Announced

2016 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners Announced

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NADO is pleased to recognize winners of the 2016 Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards.  This year, the awards program is recognizing 30 noteworthy projects that help meet regional needs in innovative ways, through cooperation with partners, increasing system and community resilience, and in many cases, using creative funding.  These award-winning projects serve as models for many different transportation program areas that RDOs engage in.  Learn more and meet the winners at a special networking reception held during the 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference, June 13 – 15 in Chattanooga, TN.

Congratulations to this year’s award winning projects:


  • Trans Sierra Transportation Plan, Nevada County Transportation Commission, together with project partners Tahoe Transportation District (NV), Alpine County Transportation Commission (CA), Amador County Transportation Commission (CA), Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (NV), Douglas County (NV), El Dorado County Transportation Commission (CA), Lyon County (NV), Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (CA), Regional Transportation Commission (Washoe County, NV), Sierra County Transportation Commission (CA), Storey County (NV), and Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA & NV)
  • Transportation Performance Measures for Rural Counties in California, Nevada County Transportation Commission, together with the 25 other members of California’s Rural Counties Task Force
  • Rural Counties Task Force: Streets and Roads Performance Measurement Data Project, Nevada County Transportation Commission, together with the 25 other members of California’s Rural Counties Task Force


  • Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization Public Participation Plan, Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization, staffed by the Central Florida Regional Planning Council


  • Jobs for Champions, Coastal Regional Commission
  • Middle Georgia Freight and Logistics Study, Middle Georgia Regional Commission
  • Middle Georgia Mobility Manager Program, Middle Georgia Regional Commission
  • Fair on the Square, River Valley Regional Commission
  • Transit Improvements: Macro and Micro Approaches to Financial Restructuring and Service Enhancement, River Valley Regional Commission
  • Pilot Shuttle Program, Southern Georgia Regional Commission


  • Be Healthy QC Partnership, Bi-State Regional Commission
  • Bi-State Regional Freight Commodity Study, Bi-State Regional Commission


  • Downtown Burlington Parking Study, Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission


  • Enhancement LOI Review Process, Southwest Regional Development Commission

New Hampshire

  • Showcasing the Benefits of Complete Streets in Rural Communities through Live, On-Street Demonstrations, Southwest Region Planning Commission
  • Plan4Health Nashua, Nashua Regional Planning Commission

North Carolina

  • Imagine Bickett Boulevard: Louisburg, North Carolina, Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, Regional Transportation Planning Organization
  • Western Piedmont Bicycle Plan, Western Piedmont Council of Governments


  • Rural Road Safety Audit – A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Improving Road Safety, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association


  • Common Ground: Local Asset Management, North Central Pennslyvania Regional Planning and Development Commission

South Carolina

  • Organizing LATS, a New MPO: from Start-Up to Plan Approval, Lowcountry Council of Governments
  • US 78 and US 321 Intersection Enhancement Project, Lower Savannah Council of Governments


  • Alamo Rural Regional Planning Organization, Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • Choose My Ride, Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission


  • Vermont Road Erosion Risk Analysis, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
  • Royalton Gilman Road Relocation, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
  • Town of Rochester Bean’s Bridge Road Lowering, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission


  • New River Valley Passenger Rail Study, New River Valley Regional Commission
  • A Basic Guide to the Transportation Improvement Program, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Roanoke Valley Pedestrian Vision Plan, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

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