Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 42. Rural Public Transportation Strategies for Responding to the Livable and Sustainable Communities Initiative

While many prominent examples of livability are in urban and suburban areas, local, state, and federal agencies are exploring how rural areas can better support, embrace, and improve community livability. The grants provided as part of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC) are one resource that can help support rural areas working to develop more livable communities. This digest includes strategies that departments of transportation (DOTs) can use to help rural organizations be more competitive when applying for discretionary grant programs. It also includes strategies to advance transit-related solutions to rural mobility challenges, and a framework for project development processes that would lead to the expansion of rural public transportation.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $37500.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF International

  • Principal Investigators:

    Rooney, Kathleen

  • Start Date: 20110413
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120312
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38691

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549266
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2014 1:00AM