Transportation

Entire Region

Public Transportation in Appalachia – Inventory and Assessment

This research report, commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, documents the extent to which existing transit services are adequately creating or enhancing access for disadvantaged populations in Appalachia, particularly those in rural Appalachia. The report also documents current best transportation practices across the Region and explores how transportation intersects with…
Report
Appalachian Development Highlight System Corridor 8, Near Norton, VA


Access in Appalachia

This study, commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, analyzes how transportation options, and lack thereof, can impact economic development and access to services across the Region. The report understands transportation accessibility as the ability of people and businesses to access desired and needed activities, services, and goods within existing transportation…
Report
West Virginia

Corridor H: Driving Opportunity

Corridor H, a section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), links central West Virginia with Virginia. The West Virginia portion of the route — 133.6 miles — begins in Weston, West Virginia and travels across the state’s more remote areas in Grant, Tucker, and Hardy counties to the Virginia state…
Investment in Action
Country road near barns


Local Access Road Program

ARC’s Access Road Program links the Region’s businesses, communities, and residents to the Appalachian Development Highway System and other key parts of the Region’s transportation network. The program offers a flexible approach to meet local needs and provide a financing mechanism to support a variety of economic development opportunities throughout…
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Freight Management and Intermodal Transportation

Appalachia’s 1,500 miles of navigable inland waterways, coupled with thousands of miles of criss-crossing roadways and railways, continue to offer tremendous economic opportunity.  Using intermodal transportation hubs and efficient freight management systems, Appalachia’s manufacturing industries can keep goods and services moving in and out of every domestic market — from…
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Appalachian Development Highway System corridor


Appalachian Development Highway System

For decades, the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), a 3,090-mile network of highways linking the Region to national Interstates, has generated economic development across Appalachia. ADHS’s 33 corridors provide access to regional and national markets, contributing to growth opportunities and improved access in Appalachia. Since its inception…
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Network Appalachia: Access to Global Opportunity

Report on the research and recommendations of the Network Appalachia Study Group on how to develop a twenty-first century transportation network in Appalachia that would maximize economic and employment benefits to the Region.
Report


Sources of Regional Growth in Non-Metro Appalachia

The Sources of Growth project is part of a series of research efforts funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission to improve understanding of factors affecting economic growth in rural and distressed areas.
Report