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1 Kate Mattice Director of Policy Review and Development Federal Transit Administration

2 2 Growing and aging US population Growing transportation energy use Plans for reducing carbon emissions Growing needs to repair and maintain our existing infrastructure Need to leverage existing resources Desire to protect open spaces and farmland

3 Fewer farms and farmers Loss of forest and other natural and working land Rapid growth at metro edges Shrinking population in some communities Limited access to jobs, services, and transportation Limited planning capacity From ICMA “Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities” 2010


5 U.S. Census 2002 1,393,978 pop. Source: Cuyahoga Co Land Use Maps – Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Planning Commission U.S. Census 1950 1,389,582 pop.

6 Transportation Choices Housing Choices Economic Competitiveness Support Existing Communities Align Federal Policies Value Communities

7 Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grants Regional Planning Local Challenge Affordable Housing Programs Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Restoration Smart Growth Technical Assistance Water Infrastructure Funds Department of Transportation TIGER Grants FTA Programs FHWA Flex Funding United We Ride FHWA Livability Efforts State/Metro Planning Railroad Infrastructure U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Efforts +

8 Rural Winners Five Counties in Maine - $770,988 St. Albans VT - $125,000 Owasco River NY - $590,000 Randolph County WV - $85,750 Ranson-Charles Town WV - $708,500 Dahlonega GA - $720,069 Lexington NC - $700,000 Camden SC - $456,000 Warrensburg MO - $90,000 Colorado State - $395,600 Aroostook ME (Capital Project) - $10,546,436

9 Rural Winners Pittsfield MA -$590,700 Helena-West Helena MS/AR -710,900 Radford VA -$1,000,000 Porcupine SD - $996,100 Charlottesville VA - $999,000 Winooski VT - $995,000 Greenfield MA - $425,000 Anniston AL - $225,000 Staples MN - $825,050 Lexington KY - $680,000 St. Johns AZ - $820,500 Lac du Flambeau WI - $525,000 Platteville WI - $75,000

10 Smart Growth Implementation State of Rhode Island Washington, DC Cobb County, GA Chicago, IL Saginaw, MI Salt Lake City and Sandy City, Utah City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado Brownfield Cleanup (Sample) City of Lowell, MA Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, MA Sanford, ME City of Ogdensburg, NY Borough of Monaca, PA City of Ranson, WV City of Roanoke, VA City of New Bern, NC City of Goshen, IN City of Aurora, CO City of Kalispell, MT Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, WA Greening America’s Capitals Boston, Massachusetts Charleston, West Virginia Hartford, Connecticut Jefferson City, Missouri Little Rock, Arkansas

11  Regional engagement across the country  Showcase partnership efforts in each region  Enhanced policy focus on alternative transportation solutions  Public Transportation  Bike and Pedestrian  Rail  Leveraging other Partnerships  Rural = Dept of Agriculture  Health/Health Access = CDC, United We Ride/CCAM  Community Design = NEA  Climate/Energy = Dept. of Energy, NOAA

12 Get the money out the door Improve technical capacity Identify new funding opportunities Continue to break down barriers

13 smartgrowth/partnership


15 Kate Mattice Office of Policy Review and Development Federal Transit Administration (202) 493-0239

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