The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed several fact sheets in 2012 through its Livability Initiative that are available on its website. The documents provide information and examples on how considering livability during the transportation decision-making process can benefit communities. The fact sheets topics include health, housing costs, land use, safety, management and operations, and the environment.
The NADO Research Foundation’s FHWA-supported work was cited in two of the fact sheets, Transportation and Economic Development (PDF) and Transportation and Rural Livability (PDF). For more information or to view the fact sheets, visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/livability/fact_sheets.
To learn more about the NADO’s work on those subjects, view the following reports:
- Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development: Linking Economic, Transportation, and Environmental Infrastructure in Rural and Small Metropolitan America (PDF)
- Exploring the Role of Regional Transportation Projects as Rural Economy Drivers (PDF)
Many of NADO’s rural and small metro transportation reports also cover economic development issues. Access all the publications here.