RPC Involvement in the Recovery of Vermont’s Transportation Network after Tropical Storm IreneNADO Rural Transportation Presented by Katharine Otto, Southern Windsor County RPCPeer Learning Conference2012, Burlington VT on behalf of the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies
Cavendish – Winery Road Bridge Photograph by SWCRPC staff
Cavendish – Carlton Road Photograph by SWCRPC staff
“Cavendish Canyon” on VT-131 Photograph by SWCRPC staff
Traditional Role ofVermont sVermont’s RPCs Coordinated regional planning Transportation planning Local land use planning & zoning Emergency planning E l & preparedness Natural resource planning GIS mapping & analysis
What was our task? VTrans requested assistance from Vermont’s 11 Vermont s RPCs Specific tasks Mapping & data collection Resource matching Communications Technical assistance FEMA PA assistance
Strengths g Pre established Pre-established relationships with municipalities Transportation GIS mapping and infrastructure inventories Pre-established working relationships and partnerships with state agencies and volunteers Inter-RPC mutual aid assistance – less impacted RPCs help more impacted RPCs
Areas for improvements p No pre-defined role for RPCs to assist VTrans in the pre defined manner requested Not all RPC staff had adequate knowledge and/or training for tasks Communications challenges Continuously changing expectations Collecting too much information
Picture from Town of Weathersfield facebook pageThankTh k youContact:Katharine Otto kotto@swcrpc org email@example.comPam Brangan firstname.lastname@example.orgMichele Boomhower email@example.comCatherine Dimitrik firstname.lastname@example.org
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