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About the Conference

The National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America was held Sept. 7-9, 2016 in Denver, CO. It was hosted by the National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and sponsored by AASHTO and the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers. 

As you are well aware, transportation moves rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable road and multi-modal systems to move people from place to place; and to move goods and services to markets, often across long distances.

This summit brought together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact economic prosperity and quality-of-life in rural areas, and to identify collaborative opportunities to develop and advocate for initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.

3 days, 10 discussion topics, 1 white paper = Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in America

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Pre-Summit Information


Summit Presentations

Some of our presenters and facilitators used powerpoint/notes. We have provided links below to the ones in which we received written permission to post them. We do hope to receive permission for a few more and will post them as they become available.

Wednesday, 9/7

Thursday, 9/8

Friday, 9/9


Post-summit Information


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