Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
Megaregional Planning is a concept that is gaining wide support across the planning discipline. Megaregion planning involves transportation planning and decision making that is executed across boundaries for mutual benefit. It can be a very flexible short term arrangement or a long term arrangement with many agencies. This web page is devoted to serving the needs of planners and transportation professionals looking to learn more about Megaregional Planning. The information contained on this web site is a compilation of research to support the concepts of Megaregions. It is not a formal Federal definition of the boundaries, or how to treat them.
Recently the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) and the National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) hosted the "Connected Places: Freight Movement and Megaregions Peer Exchange," which focused on facilitating freight mobility through increased cooperation between the public and the private sector.
The peer exchange provided a unique opportunity to hear from private sector industry leaders, decision makers, national experts, elected officials and academics sharing ideas to increase the efficient movement of freight within and between regions.
We are excited to share a video of the program with you. Please visit the following YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/ConnectedPlaces