|National Rural Transportation Conference|
With the future direction of statewide and regional planning in question, there is no better time to hear updates from Washington and learn successful practices to enhance small metro and rural planning programs. The National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference will occur August 24 - 26 in Washington, DC.
The early registration and hotel room block deadlines are July 25.
As the only annual training event on rural transportation planning and programs, the conference will bring together transportation, regional planning and economic development professionals, local officials, state DOT staff and stakeholders from regional, rural transportation planning organizations (RPOs) and small metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) across the nation for three days of learning and networking with peers. Through a series of workshops, peer training, and networking sessions, conference participants will hear updates on the direction of federal policy and learn information on air quality, freight, sustainable communities, regional transit, scenario planning, and other issues.
Conference sponsors include the Appalachian Regional Commission, Development District Association of Appalachia, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and NADO Research Foundation, and NADO's RPO America, along with other planning partners.
For more information, visit www.NADO.org/training/rpo2011 or contact NADO Program Managers Carrie Kissel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.624.8829, or Kathy Nothstine, at email@example.com or 202.624.5256.