Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas (2004) provides an introduction to rural planning, including a definition of what is meant by 'rural', the major challenges faced in rural areas, the roles and responsibilities in rural planning, and tips for successful transportation planning.
Rapidly Urbanizing Areas (2006) A FHWA White Paper provides identifies examples of how some areas are developing planning capacity and institutions to deal with rapid urbanization.
Serving Rural America (2001) provides information about Federal funding programs that are targeted to or have special uses for rural areas.
All Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information technology systems will be unavailable, Friday, October 28, at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, October 30, at 11:59 p.m., EDT, while work is being performed on the network. During that time, users will not be able to access any FHWA systems.