Title

Rural Public Transportation Strategies for Responding to the Livable and Sustainable Communities Initiative

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2012

Subject Area

place - north america, place - rural

Keywords

Coordination, Grant aid, Livable communities, Partnership for Sustainable Communities, Partnerships, Regional planning, Rural transit, State departments of transportation, Strategic planning, Surveys, Sustainable development

Abstract

This digest summarizes key findings of research performed under NCHRP Project 20-65, Task 42, Rural Public Transportation Strategies for Responding to the Livable and Sustainable Communities Initiative, by ICF International. For the study, ICF conducted a nationwide survey of state departments of transportation (DOTs) and their rural livability activities; conducted follow-up interviews about grants from the Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC); and created a primer highlighting strategies that state DOTs, transit operators, and their partners can use to help rural organizations applying for discretionary grant programs. The strategies discussed in the primer are: (1) Building awareness of PSC resources and livability in rural communities; (2) Providing programmatic and financial support; (3) Creating statewide or regional partnerships; and (4) Encouraging transit coordination at the regional level.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by TRB, copyright remains with TRB.