This report was developed by participants at the National Conference on Reconnecting Rural America, held in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 22-24, 1988. This conference represented the culmination of a joint, 18-month effort of a wide range of participating organizations to address the mobility needs of rural America. After a review of changing rural structural trends and the transition occurring in the transportation industry, the Conference focused on the nine components of a national strategy which emerged from the regional symposia. To examine service realities facing rural areas, the Conference included a discussion of an isolated rural area in danger of losing its intercity bus service. Discussion culminated in the development of Recommendations for a National Strategy on Reconnecting Rural America. Conferees linked each of the following nine components to a specific set of actions, actors, and timeframes: (1) foster public-private cooperation; (2) mobilize support for rural passenger transportation; (3) encourage community participation; (4) define and coordinate complementary government roles; (5) link rural transportation services into a transportation system; (6) encourage market research and development; (7) encourage diversification of funding sources; (8) maximize flexible management of rural transportation; and (9) identify and eliminate regulatory barriers to cooperation.

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    Department of Agriculture

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  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00491195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM