In August 2016, the NADO Research Foundation released the report Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience. This report presents case studies that demonstrate how state agencies and regional planning and development organizations are working together on deliberate interventions to produce tangible benefits that are specific to the context, are sustained over time, and make a place more resilient. The Research Foundation shares best practices, offers professional development training, analyzes the impact of federal policies and programs on regional development organizations, and examines the latest developments and trends in small metropolitan and rural America.
The case study, Florida’s Six Pillars Framework: Sharing a Unified Approach among State and Regional Agencies is included in the report. The case study discusses how the CFRPC developed Heartland 2060 and how the plan provides a comprehensive framework for other regional activities including the 2040 Long Range Plan of the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the DeSoto-Arcadia Regional Transit deviated fixed-route service.
To view the report, visit: https://www.nado.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Planning_Transportation_Together_Final.pdf