Planning for Rural Transportation

APA Virginia Chapter


Monday, May 22, 2017
noon - 1 p.m. EDT

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In the field of transportation planning, the focus tends to be on urban or suburban communities. These are the types of jurisdictions that face more tangible challenges of traffic congestion and are where transportation investments can serve the most people. While Federal and State funding can provide the greatest “bang for the buck” in these communities, rural counties and towns can be left behind, as they are with so many public policies and investments. This webinar will explore the unique needs of rural residents and businesses, along with the philosophical dilemma of serving the many versus those often forgotten. The webinar will present the case for “one transportation system,” where urban and rural are inherently connected. Finally, the discussion will include tactics for helping rural communities identify their transportation deficiencies and will introduce a strategic mindset for how rural areas can plan and meet their needs. Presentation by: Will Cockrell, AICP Director of Planning at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission Chair of the Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

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William Cockrell, AICP

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WILL COCKRELL, AICP Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, Director of Planning Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, MPO Coordinator Will Cockrell currently manages planning and urban transportation programs at the TJPDC and CA-MPO. His tenure at the TJPDC started in November of 2008. Prior to joining the Planning District, Will was the ... Read More

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