Incorporating Livability into Rural and Small Metropolitan Transportation Planning

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation proposes to research the methodologies and extent to which livable community concepts are incorporated into rural and small metropolitan transportation planning processes. The research will identify mechanisms that rural and small metropolitan transportation planning organizations (typically referred to as RPO's or RTPO's) are implementing to incorporate the tenets of livable communities, while also working to meet the transportation needs of residents in these communities. Specifically, the research will assess the roles that RPOs are undertaking to incorporate the goals of U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development and Environmental Protection Agency's Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities, such as promoting transportation choice, enhancing economic competitiveness and coordinating policies into their planning processes.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Rousseau, Gabe

    • Performing Organizations:

      National Association of Development Organizations

      400 North Capital Street, NW, Suite 390
      Washington, DC    20001
    • Principal Investigators:

      Thompson, Laurie

    • Start Date: 20100927
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27800

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463805
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-10-C-00047
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:30PM