Rural Transportation Logo

Tag: Iowa

Advancing Collaborative Planning: Summary of a Focus Group on Transportation and Economic Development

In March 2016, the NADO Research Foundation held a focus group, during which participants developed a framework that emphasizes doing economic development and transportation planning differently:
Economic development in transportation involves deliberate interventions to produce tangible benefits that are specific to the context, are sustained over time, and make a place more resilient.

East Central Iowa Multi-Disciplinary Safety Team

In 2011, the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) completed the Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy, a joint planning document that serves as both the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan and

Unified Regional Visions and Plans: Iowa

This article is a section in the 2014 NADO Research Foundation report Moving toward Performance-based Transportation Planning in Rural and Small Metropolitan Regions. The Iowa DOT had embarked on its

Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council Final Report

The Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council (ICCAC) Final Report outlines greenhouse gas emission reduction proposals for the State of Iowa.  The report includes an inventory and forecast of the State’s


When ISTEA became law in 1991, regional transportation became a focal point. In response, the Iowa Transportation Commission designated regional transit-planning regions where local officials were given ownership over the

2010 – 2013 RPO America Peer Symposium Proceedings

With support from the Federal Highway Administration, the NADO Research Foundation held a special symposium session during the 2010 – 2013 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conferences.  Each year, the

Additional Resources


Click the button below to receive NADO and Rural Transportation news and information directly to your inbox.