Rural Trends and   Transportation Issues                                                                           NATIONA...
About NADO National association for 540 regional  development organizations Promote public policies that strengthen     ...
Regional DevelopmentOrganizations Formed by state statute or executive order Often called: Council of Governments,  Regi...
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS                                            4
NADO’s Rural Planning OrganizationRPO America Division  Serves as the national professional association   for rural and s...
2010 U.S. Population 309MUrban population: 249 Million (81%), Rural population: 59 Million (19%)                          ...
What’s Changing in Rural            America?                                              T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L ...
A CHANGING RURAL   AMERICA                                             8Rural U.S. Population
Rural U.S. Population Change                                                                             A CHANGING RURAL...
Rural U.S. Population: 1950-Now                                                                A CHANGING RURAL100        ...
Population Change, 2000 – 2010                                           A CHANGING RURAL                                 ...
A CHANGING RURAL   AMERICA                             12
Aging Population 2010                             A CHANGING RURAL                             AMERICA                    ...
Future Growth of Older Adults                                                  A CHANGING RURAL                           ...
A CHANGING RURAL   AMERICA                                                    15                             Source: Daily...
A CHANGING RURAL   AMERICA                                                    16                             Source: Daily...
A CHANGING RURAL2040 Minority Majority(Minority > 50% Whites)                               AMERICA                       ...
Rural Diversity                                                                  A CHANGING RURAL• Diversity accelerated i...
Outmigration                                   A CHANGING RURAL                                   AMERICA                 ...
Rural Poverty                                                                A CHANGING RURAL• Highest poverty rates are i...
Rural Access to Health Care                                                            A CHANGING RURAL• Metros have four ...
So now what do we do?        New Opportunities                                              T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O ...
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 a...
Minority and Disabled Visualization                                       T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y           ...
MAP-21 Planning                                             T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y No changes in designati...
MAP-21 Planning                                                      T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y RTPOs’ existen...
T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y                                        27
Typical RTPO Tasks                                                 T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y•   Long-range mul...
Role in Statewide Planning                                                       T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y• Op...
Additional Resources                               T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Ywww.NADO.orgwww.RuralTransportatio...
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Rural Trends and Transportation Issues

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS 4
  5. 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. 6. 2010 U.S. Population 309MUrban population: 249 Million (81%), Rural population: 59 Million (19%) A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 6
  7. 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. 8. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 8Rural U.S. Population
  9. 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. 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. 11. Population Change, 2000 – 2010 A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA Source: USDA 11
  12. 12. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 12
  13. 13. Aging Population 2010 A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 13
  14. 14. Future Growth of Older Adults A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 14 Source: Global Aging
  15. 15. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 15 Source: Daily Yonder
  16. 16. A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 16 Source: Daily Yonder
  17. 17. A CHANGING RURAL2040 Minority Majority(Minority > 50% Whites) AMERICA 17
  18. 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. 19. Outmigration A CHANGING RURAL AMERICA 19 Source: USDA
  20. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. T R A N S P O R TAT I O N P O L I C Y 27
  28. 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. 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. 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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