November 20, 2014 – National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) will be recognizing Bi-State Regional Commission's "Evacuation Plan for the Illinois Bi-State Region:

A Preparedness Resource Guide for Evacuation Events" as part of the 2014 Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards.  Awards will be presented at the National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference, December 3-5, 2014, where the plan will be part of a panel discussion on evacuation planning and resiliency.  Bi-State Regional Commission staff represent Illinois regions on NADO's Regional Planning Organizations (RTPO) Council.  The planning effort was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, rural planning funds program.