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Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems: Connecting Rural Transportation with Economic Opportunity

Project #: 4W8871
Start Date: 01/30/2021
End Date: 12/31/2021
Status: Current

Rural transportation systems offer critical connectivity to residents, visitors, and businesses needing to access destinations. However, rural transportation offers particular challenges, as well. Distances between origin and destination are often long, making it more difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to reach jobs, education, health care, social activities, and other quality of life services and activities.

This project will benefit communities around the nation by providing critical information and technical assistance to develop transportation projects that are expected to generate economic outcomes. The focus will be on project that support three strategies: improving quality of life, supporting a rural workforce, and bolstering economic development.

The scope of work consists of overall project management and assistance to at least three regions or communities. This project represents the overall project management tasks related to this work. The initial communities/regions selected for technical assistance include:

  • Supporting public transit expansion in Southeastern Arizona
  • Supporting mobility options in Meigs County, Ohio
  • Southeastern Utah rural mobility

(See Related Info section below for links to these individual sub-projects)

In addition, the scope of work includes a task to develop a “quick response” technical assistance process to provide short-term technical assistance to additional rural communities.


The purpose of this project is to provide technical assistance to rural communities for transportation projects that are expected to generate economic outcomes.