Founded in 1967, the National Association of Development Organizations "provides training, information and representation for regional development organizations serving the 82 million residents of small metropolitan and rural America." Additionally, one of its adjunct organizations, the NADO Research Foundation provides research, education and training for community and economic development practitioners and policymakers. From their Web site, visitors can learn about the many programs and services they provide to member institutions, including consultation information and legislative lobbying. Most persons browsing through the site will want to take a look at the rather helpful regional transportation online center, which contains the archives of the their newsletter (the Regional Transportation Connector), a best practices area, and information for contacting other persons working in the field of rural transportation planning. Another helpful area is the policy and priorities section, which contains legislative fact sheets about pending bills affecting rural and smaller metropolitan areas, and testimony given by NADO before the House and the Senate.