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Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
Rural Trends and Transportation Issues
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  • 1. Rural Trends and Transportation Issues NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS Shawn SeagerMountainland Association of Governments NADO’s National RPO Council of Peers with support from the Federal Highway Administration 1
  • 2. About NADO National association for 540 regional development organizations Promote public policies that strengthen NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS local governments, communities and economies through the regional strategies Office in Washington DC, Joe McKinney, Executive Director 2
  • 3. Regional DevelopmentOrganizations Formed by state statute or executive order Often called: Council of Governments, Regional Planning Commission, Economic Development District, COG NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS Participate/administer many state and federal programs • Economic Development • Regional Planning • Human Services 3
  • 4. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS 4
  • 5. NADO’s Rural Planning OrganizationRPO America Division  Serves as the national professional association for rural and small metro transportation planners  National Rural Transportation Peer Learning NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS Conference April 24-26, 2013 in Greenville, SC  www.RuralTransportation.org Rural Transportation Newsletter www.Facebook.com/RPOAmerica Twitter @RPOAmerica 5
  • 6. 2010 U.S. Population 309MUrban population: 249 Million (81%), Rural population: 59 Million (19%) A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 6
  • 7. What’s Changing in Rural America? T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y1. Less population as a % but more absolute pop.2. Older and Diverse3. Poverty and health care issues 7
  • 8. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 8Rural U.S. Population
  • 9. Rural U.S. Population Change A CHANGING RURAL Actual number of people living in rural areas has increased although % has decreased:  1970: 53 Million  2010: 59.5 Million Overall, rural areas lose ground to urban areas over time  Metro areas higher growth rate  Some fast-growing non-metro areas have been reclassified as metro  Some fast-growing non-metro areas have been absorbed into AMERICA adjacent metro areas  Lower immigration  Less “natural increase” of births  Rural growth occurred in recreation, retirement, amenity areas – Source: USDA 9
  • 10. Rural U.S. Population: 1950-Now A CHANGING RURAL100 Rural 90 80 70 Urban 60 50 40 Rural Urban 30 AMERICA 20 10 0 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 10
  • 11. Population Change, 2000 – 2010 A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA Source: USDA 11
  • 12. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 12
  • 13. Aging Population 2010 A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 13
  • 14. Future Growth of Older Adults A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 14 Source: Global Aging
  • 15. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 15 Source: Daily Yonder
  • 16. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 16 Source: Daily Yonder
  • 17. A CHANGING RURAL2040 Minority Majority(Minority > 50% Whites) AMERICA 17
  • 18. Rural Diversity A CHANGING RURAL• Diversity accelerated in rural America – Racial and ethnic minorities account for 83% of rural population growth between 2000 and 2010.• Children are in the vanguard of the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of rural America in the twenty-first century. AMERICA• Source: Carsey Institute 18
  • 19. Outmigration A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 19 Source: USDA
  • 20. Rural Poverty A CHANGING RURAL• Highest poverty rates are in the most rural places• 2006 Receiving food assistance: – 10.3% rural – 7.3% urban• 2006 Children receive free school lunch: AMERICA – 31% rural – 25% urban Source: Carsey Institute 20
  • 21. Rural Access to Health Care A CHANGING RURAL• Metros have four times as many physicians as do rural areas (per 100,000 residents)• Metro areas have sixth times as many specialists as do rural counties (per 100,000 residents) AMERICA Carsey 21
  • 22. So now what do we do? New Opportunities T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y1. Use existing Census data to know you region2. Visualize these populations in you community3. Strategize with your regional planners 22
  • 23. 2010 Census Data Partners T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y• For data and analysis specific to your region, contact your: – Regional planning entity – Regional planning commission – Council of governments – Development district – Universities – Census Bureau State Office 23
  • 24. Minority and Disabled Visualization T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y 24
  • 25. MAP-21 Planning T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y No changes in designation of MPOs Statewide planning is now Statewide and Non-metro Regional Transportation Planning Organizations are defined 25
  • 26. MAP-21 Planning T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y RTPOs’ existence is optional, but where they exist, they:  Must have a policy committee of majority local officials  Must have a “parent” organization that will serve as administrative and fiscal agent and provide planning staff 26
  • 27. T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y 27
  • 28. Typical RTPO Tasks T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y• Long-range multimodal plan• Regional TIP (not fiscally constrained)• Technical Assistance to Local Governments• Public Participation 28
  • 29. Role in Statewide Planning T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y• Optional designation, but where RTPOs exist, states must: – “Cooperate” on long-range plan development – “Consult” on Interstate, Bridge, NHS, 5310, 5311 projects in STIP – “Cooperate” on other projects in STIP for areas with a population under 50,000 – “Consult” on Strategic Highway Safety Plan 29
  • 30. Additional Resources T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Ywww.NADO.orgwww.RuralTransportation.orgCarrie Kisselckissel@nado.org202.624.8829Shawn Seagersseager@mountainland.org801.229.3837 30

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