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Combining and Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans

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On October 31, the NADO Research Foundation held a virtual peer exchange on the topic combining and aligning transportation and economic development plans. Speakers included Scott Allen (Federal Highway Administration), Charlie Baker (Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission), Mary Rump (East Central Iowa Council of Governments), and Amy Kessler (North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission), with moderation by Carrie Kissel and Megan McConville.

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Combining and Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans

  1. 1. Welcome! While we’re waiting to begin… ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY • In the chat box, enter your organization and location (make sure you’re chatting to Entire Audience). • Select the Highlighter under Drawing Tools on the left side of your GoToTraining menu and click your location on this map.
  2. 2. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Virtual Peer Exchange #4: Combining and Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans
  3. 3. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY About NADO  National association for 540 regional development organizations, including emerging network of Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs or RPOs)  Promote public policies that strengthen local governments, communities and economies through the regional strategies, coordination efforts and program expertise of the nation’s regional development organizations
  4. 4. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY About NADO  Through the NADO Research Foundation, develop training and resources related to: • Rural/small metro transportation planning, RPO America • Small business finance • Economic development planning • Regional resiliency • Developing quality of place
  5. 5. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Resources for Regional Planning
  6. 6. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Resources for Regional Planning
  7. 7. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Research Findings • Research themes: –Broad engagement –Link existing planning processes –Connect concretely to implementation 7
  8. 8. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Extending the Research • Virtual Peer Exchange series on transportation and economic development • Articles on transportation and economic development resources on RuralTransportation.org • Presentations and sessions for RDOs and other audiences 8
  9. 9. Welcome! ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  10. 10. Today’s Topic: Combining and Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  11. 11. Build up your toolbox of practical strategies and innovative approaches for merging your CEDS and LRTPs into one document or using common elements to align the two plans. Learning Objective #1 ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  12. 12. Gain an understanding of different models for coordinating the planning processes and the plans themselves. Learning Objective #2 ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  13. 13. Identify resources that already exist in your region or state that could be mobilized to support the alignment of your transportation and economic development plans, and actions your organization could take to leverage those resources. Learning Objective #3 ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  14. 14. What is different about this virtual peer exchange? We need your ideas! Get ready to join the discussion via Chat, hand-raising, and the “whiteboard.” ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  15. 15. Get ready to jump in: ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY • Q&A after each presentation • Office Hours session • Resource Mapping Pair & Share • Resource Mapping Peer Coaching • And any other time!
  16. 16. Housekeeping and Technology • Connect via computer & Chrome if possible • If connecting by phone, use the Audio PIN provided • Mute when not talking • Use a headset to cut background noise • “Chat” away! Or raise your hand to speak • Materials available through GoToTraining • Evaluations at the end • Recording for NADO’s internal use • Problems during the session: call GoToTraining Technical Support, (877) 582-7011 ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  17. 17. Introducing Today’s Presenters ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Scott Allen, Transportation Specialist, FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Winooski, VT
  18. 18. Introducing Today’s Presenters ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Doug Elliott, Executive Director, East Central Iowa Council of Governments, Cedar Rapids, IA Mary Rump, Transportation Director, East Central Iowa Council of Governments, Cedar Rapids, IA Amy Kessler, Director of Community Development and Regional Planning, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Ridgway, PA
  19. 19. On the Road to Prosperity: Fostering Collaborative Transportation and Economic Development Planning Virtual Peer Exchange #4: Combining and Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans October 31, 2018
  20. 20. Framing Remarks for Today’s Peer Exchange • Guiding Principles of Today’s Activities • Economic Development in Transportation – Renewed Focus • USDOT Priority Areas for 2019-2022 20
  21. 21. Framing Remarks for Today’s Peer Exchange • Be open, be frank, be honest • Don’t worry about taking notes, stay engaged • All questions are welcomed 21
  22. 22. Renewed Focus • New Planning Factor - Enhance Travel and Tourism  23 CFR 450.206(a)10 (Statewide and nonmetropolitan)  23 CFR 450.306(b)10 (Metropolitan) • New Discretionary Grants • Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)  Replaced FASTLANE  Projects need to align with national and regional economic vitality goals and leverage non- federal revenue. • Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD)  Replaces TIGER  Increased focus on leveraging non-federal revenue, partnerships, and innovation 22
  23. 23. USDOT Priority Areas • Safety – Reduce transportation-related serious injuries and fatalities. • Infrastructure – Pursue transportation investments that ensure mobility and accessibility, and stimulates economic growth, productivity, and competitiveness for American workers and businesses. • Innovation – Lead in the development and deployment of practices and technologies to improve safety and the performance of the Nations transportation system. • Accountability – Serve the Nation with reduced regulatory burden and greater efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. 23
  24. 24. October 31, 2018 – NADO Charlie Baker, Executive Director Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission Combining and Aligning Transportation and Economic Development Plans
  25. 25. Chittenden County 25
  26. 26. ECOS Guiding thoughts • Don’t start planning from scratch • Data driven decisions • Collective Impact & Alignment: Shared strategies = shared success • Accountability The ECOS Project is both a process and a plan for managing sustainable growth in Chittenden County to achieve a more healthy, inclusive and prosperous community. Wikibon.org/blog/the-organizational-impact-of-converged-infrastructure Wikibon.org/blog/the-organizational-impact-of-converged-infrastructure
  27. 27. 27 Insert combined mural
  28. 28. ECOS Partnership 28 Insert combined mural
  29. 29. 3 Plans 1 Collective Plan• The Regional Plan is…… A document that protects the County’s resources and guides its development. Adopted by CCRPC. • The MTP is…… A document that identifies the short and long term (20 to 25 years) strategies, actions and projects that will lead to “an integrated multimodal transportation system to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods…” Adopted by CCRPC. • The CEDS is…… A document developed by the community to inventory economic development activities taking place within the county to better understand the ways in which our county is growing and where it may be headed…” Adopted by Greater Burlington Industrial Corp. & CCRPC.The last 5 pages of our Main Plan Doc have a Plan Crosswalk addressing the various requirements. 29
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  31. 31. 31 17 GOALS with Indicators
  32. 32. 32 Eight ECOS Strategies w Actions1. Improve and strengthen the economic systems of our region to increase opportunities for Vermont employers and employees. 2. Strive for 80% of new development in areas planned for growth, which amounts to 15% of our land area. 3. Improve the safety, water quality, and habitat of our rivers, streams, wetlands and lakes in each watershed. 4. Increase investment in and decrease subdivision of working lands and significant habitats, and support local food systems. 5. Increase opportunity for every person in our community to achieve optimal health and personal safety. 6. Equip our residents with the education and skills they need to thrive. 7. Develop financing and governance systems to make the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars and reduce costs. 8. Ensure that the projects and actions in all ECOS strategies assess equity impacts, and that the design and development of programs are inclusive of all and engage underrepresented populations.
  33. 33. Smart Growth • 80% Objective • 86% of housing over the last five years • 99% of commercial development 33
  34. 34. 34 1. Support smart, multi-modal development in our areas planned for growth, and protection of our rural planning area through municipal plan & bylaw assistance, Act 250 Next 50 Years, Brownfields. MPO $ in zoning changes 2. Invest in our transportation system – maintain existing system, address safety & congestion, improve ITS, expand bike & ped facilities and transit service, & TDM 3. Support housing development Building Homes Together 4. Assist municipalities with enhanced energy planning 5. Implement the Lake Champlain TMDL program CCRPC’s Top 10 Actions
  35. 35. 35 6. Emergency management through AHMP, LEPC LEOPs, regional dispatch support. Formed new public safety authority for regional dispatch. 7. Support municipal efforts to improve population health Chittenden Accountable Community for Health. CCOA. 8. Monitor advancement of autonomous vehicles 9. Annual coordination with municipalities and partners on ECOS Annual Report and the Scorecard 10.Support workforce development through actions above and continue monitoring demographic shifts. GBIC CCRPC’s Top 10 Actions (cont.)
  36. 36. Annual Reporting • Ongoing commitment of partners to assist with indicators and actions - 2017 Annual Report 36
  37. 37. Annual Reporting - Indicators • Annual update of indicators – monitoring trends: ECOS Scorecard (results scorecard™) focused more on outcomes than output. 37
  38. 38. For More Info: • Visit ecosproject.com • Visit ccrpcvt.org • Charlie Baker • cbaker@ccrpcvt.org • 802-846-4490 x23 • THANK YOU! 38 The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government.
  39. 39. Time for Your Questions and Comments! If you have a question for our presenter, you can: Enter it into the Chat box: • Below the Chat window, use the drop-down menu to select the recipient of the message: All - Entire Audience OR Organizers only (Megan & Carrie) • Type your message in the text field, then click Send. Raise your “hand”: • Click the hand icon on the left side of your GoToTraining menu • When the organizer calls on you, you will be able to ask your question aloud. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  40. 40. Pair & Share Instructions Chat with your partner about the resources that are currently available in your region or state that could support the coordination of your transportation and economic development plans. Resources include: • Partners • Stakeholders • Plans and policies • Projects and initiatives • Technical resources • Funding and in-kind • Background conditions that could be harnessed to build support ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  41. 41. Pair & Share Instructions We’ve matched each of you with a partner. Use the Chat Privately function to share your experiences on the discussion questions. To Chat Privately: • Below the Chat window, use the drop-down menu to select the recipient of the message, your partner. (Make sure you are NOT chatting to “All – Entire Audience.” • Type your message in the text field, then click Send. • If you don’t have a partner, or if your partner is not responding, chat the Organizers. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  42. 42. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY Pair & Share Partners Discussion Topics: 1. Please share 1-2 resources that currently exist in your region or state that could be mobilized to support the alignment of your transportation and economic development plans. 2. How might you use those resources more or differently?
  43. 43. Doug Elliott, Executive Director Mary Rump, Transportation Director East Central Iowa Council of Governments October 31, 2018
  44. 44. Timeline of Planning Process
  45. 45. Planning Partners – Action Committee
  46. 46. Planning Framework
  47. 47. Partner Responsibilities
  48. 48. Input Template
  49. 49. Input Participants
  50. 50. Regional Background
  51. 51. Supplemental Information
  52. 52. Action Plan
  53. 53. Detailed Action Plan
  54. 54. Planning Connections
  55. 55. Continued Planning Efforts • Website to monitor progress: www.regional-vision.org • Regular meetings with Action Committee • Quarterly public meetings for input/updates
  56. 56. Thank you Doug Elliott, ECICOG Executive Director Mary Rump, ECICOG Transportation Director
  57. 57. Time for Your Questions and Comments! If you have a question for our presenter, you can: Enter it into the Chat box: • Below the Chat window, use the drop-down menu to select the recipient of the message: All - Entire Audience OR Organizers only (Megan & Carrie) • Type your message in the text field, then click Send. Raise your “hand”: • Click the hand icon on the left side of your GoToTraining menu • When the organizer calls on you, you will be able to ask your question aloud. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  58. 58. Resource Mapping Peer Coaching • Be prepared with 1-2 resources your partner shared with you • You will see a Google Doc with two columns: Resources and Actions to Leverage Resources. Type your partner’s resources into the Resources column. Then the group will have time to do some “peer coaching,” filling in the Actions column with ideas for using these resources to support coordinated planning efforts! • While you work, one of our participants has agreed to share the results of his Resource Mapping Exercise: • Joe Jacobs, Regional Transportation Planner, Big Sandy Area Development District, Prestonsburg, KY ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  59. 59. BREAK ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  60. 60. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 RURAL PLANNING ORGANIZATION October 2018 Linking Land Use, Transportation & Economic Development
  61. 61. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 The Appalachian Region: 200,000 square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi Pennsylvania: 44,816.61 Square-miles LOCAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
  62. 62. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018  Geography - 5,100 sq. mi. (43 people per sq. mi.)  Population – 224,780  Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled – 7,049,845  Linear Roadway Miles – 6,483  Bridges:  1,333 State bridges > 8’ long  292 Local bridges > 20’ long  275 Local Bridges between 8-20’ long  Public Transportation:  Area Transportation Authority (ATA):  Aviation (Commercial Service):  Bradford Regional Airport – Service to Pittsburgh  DuBois Regional Airport – Service to Pittsburgh & Baltimore  Railroads:  Buffalo & Pittsburgh (B&P)  R.J. Corman  Western NY & PA (WNYP) Nearly the same Size as the State of Connecticut NORTH CENTRAL AT A GLANCE
  63. 63. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018  Encourage the exchange of meaningful strategies on how communities can soundly manage growth and development to efficiently and effectively link land use, transportation and economic development decision-making at a regional level  Foster an essential regional dialog about investment choices that spans organizations, policies, programs and jurisdictions  Integrated Planning Process:  Vision – Where do we want to be?  Analysis – What is the outlook for the future?  Strategic Choices – Where to target investments?  Decisions – What is important? OVERVIEW Linking Land Use, Transportation & Economic Development LUTED for short
  64. 64. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018  Identifies Projects of Regional Significance  Optimizes allocation of finite resources  Improves front end ROI justification for investments  Incorporates all project types: transportation, economic development, recreation and others  Strengthens accountability to Board, Stakeholders, Public DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Linking Land Use, Transportation & Economic Development
  65. 65. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018  Community Collaboration before Preliminary Engineering begins  Identify needs of communities and related issues early in project planning  Consider community transportation needs such as  Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations  Transit & Multimodal Access  Storm Water management  Green infrastructure  Planning Studies: (Regional Studies, Corridor studies, Operations, etc.)  Contextual Issues  Safety Issues and Concerns  Emergency Services Accommodations Funding Included on TIP Preliminary Engineering Final Design Utility Relocation Right-of-Way Acquisition Construction WHAT IS PENNDOT CONNECTS
  66. 66. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 Representatives Representatives Metropolitan Planning Organization Representatives Representatives Representatives Rural Planning Organization Local Planners Other local government staff County Planners MPO Planners RPO Staff District Planner District Environmental District Traffic LOCAL COLLABORATION
  67. 67. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018COMMUNITY CONTEXT
  68. 68. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 MPO/RPO • Regional Long Range Transportation Plan • Twelve Year Program • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan • Congestion Management Process Program • Transportation Improvement Program • Congested Corridor Improvement Program • Safety & Congestion Study • Multimodal Connections Study • Road Safety Audit • Corridor Redevelopment Planning Study • Travel Demand Models • Regional Air Quality Conformity • Performance-Based Planning • Asset Management • Public Involvement • Modal Plans (Including Freight) LOCAL COUNTY • Comprehensive Plan • Land Use and Zoning • Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance • Stormwater Management • Official Map • Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan • Neighborhood Strategic Plan • Parks and Recreation Plan • Transit Improvement District • Greenways Plan • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan • Emergency Operations Plan • Redevelopment/“Brownfields” Plan • Historical District/Cultural Resources Plan • Modal Plans (e.g., Transit Development Plans) • Economic Development • Airport Hazard Zoning • County Comprehensive Plan • Official Map • Solid Waste Management Plan • Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan • Transit Improvement District • Greenways Plan • Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan • Emergency Management Plan • Historical/Cultural Resources Plan • Open Space Planning/Preservation • Housing • Agriculture Land Preservation • Modal Plans (e.g., Transit Development Plans) • Economic Development • Workforce - Often in Conjunction with Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) INTEGRATING PLANS
  69. 69. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018PLAN INTEGRATION
  70. 70. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 Documentation & Project Initiation Form  Meetings  Explain PennDOT Connects  Explain scope of the project  Conduct interviews  Using Project Initiation Form  Manage expectations  Other Funding Opportunities  Post Meeting:  Finalize interview forms  Complete follow-ups
  71. 71. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018
  72. 72. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 Expected Outcomes Expanded leadership role for MPOs and RPOs Community Satisfaction through earlier engagement Improved Communications Direct Collaboration with Municipalities Better and more defined projects Improved Project Delivery More Accurate Financial Programming
  73. 73. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 Look for new ways to make better decisions - think outside the box
  74. 74. PennDOT Connects 2018 2018 AMY KESSLER 49 RIDGMONT DRIVE RIDGWAY, PA 15853 AMY@NCENTRAL.COM @NorthCentralRPO
  75. 75. Time for Your Questions and Comments! If you have a question for our presenter, you can: Enter it into the Chat box: • Below the Chat window, use the drop-down menu to select the recipient of the message: All - Entire Audience OR Organizers only (Megan & Carrie) • Type your message in the text field, then click Send. Raise your “hand”: • Click the hand icon on the left side of your GoToTraining menu • When the organizer calls on you, you will be able to ask your question aloud. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  76. 76. “1-2-All” Questions and Observations • “1”—1 person reflecting alone. Think about your reactions to today’s presentations and any questions or comments you have. • “2”—2 partners brainstorming together. Chat with your partner about your questions and observations. Objective: Come away with one question or observation from your partner, that you can pose on their behalf to the speakers. • “All”—the whole group working together. Share your partner’s question or comment during Office Hours! ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY
  77. 77. ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY “1-2-All” Partners Discussion Topics: Your reactions to the presentations, lingering questions, topics you want to know more about, advice you’d like to ask from the presenters... Make sure you’re chatting privately with your partner.
  78. 78. Office Hours: Share your questions now! ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY • Charlie Baker, Executive Director, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Winooski, VT • Doug Elliott, Executive Director, East Central Iowa Council of Governments, Cedar Rapids, IA • Mary Rump, Transportation Director, East Central Iowa Council of Governments, Cedar Rapids, IA • Amy Kessler, Director of Community Development and Regional Planning, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, Ridgway, PA
  79. 79. Thank you! ONTHEROADTOPROSPERITY • Materials available through GoToTraining and email • Participant list • Evaluation • Virtual Peer Exchange #5: Transportation infrastructure financing and project readiness • November/December—Watch for info! • Questions or suggestions? Contact megan.e.mcconville@gmail.com or ckissel@nado.org

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