Emdc rpo2012

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Dorathy Martel and Vicki Rusbult of the Eastern Maine Development Commission at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference.

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Emdc rpo2012

  1. 1. Linking the Rural Regionsof Four Counties in MaineA Community-Based Approach Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. IntroductionOur project is funded by a two-yearTIGER 2 (Transportation InvestmentGenerating Economic Recovery) planning grantfrom the U.S. Department of Transportation/FederalTransit Administration. The goal is to explore newand expanded transportation options for ruralresidents in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, andWaldo Counties. Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. The Grant AreaCopyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Belfast, MaineCopyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Dover-Foxcroft, MaineCopyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Ellsworth, MaineCopyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Millinocket, MaineCopyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Bangor MaineCopyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Year 1• Convened the Advisory Group• Defined the project scope• Assessed/documented the need• Planned for the random population survey• Began data collection• Initiated dialogs with business owners - transportation barriers that may be affecting their bottom line. Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Year 2• Complete data collection and focus groups/interviews• Identify ways to bridge gaps and enhance transportation opportunities• Create a menu of feasible optionsFunds are being sought to finance the pilot project. Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Advisory GroupThe Advisory Group, which includes members from organizations in all fourcounties, meets regularly to inform and shape the project. • Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (MPO) • City of Bangor, Health & Community Services Department • Eastern Area Agency on Aging • Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems • Eaton Peabody Consulting Group • Eastern Maine Development Corporation • Four Directions Development Corporation • GoMaine (Commuter Program) • Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau • Hancock County Planning Commission • Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (U. Maine) • Midcoast Regional Planning Commission • Mobilize Maine • Penobscot Community Health Care (FQHC) • Penobscot County • Penquis (Community Action Program) • Richert Planning • Tom Crikelair Associates • TriCounty Workforce Investment Board • United Way of Eastern Maine • Waldo Community Action Partners • Workforce Development Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Community Advisory Group Membership Sectors Community Development Transportation Tourism Economic Development Education Community Development Healthcare Social Services Housing Local GovernmentEconomic PlanningDevelopment Planning Social Services Tourism Local Education Government Transportation Healthcare Housing Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Advisory Meetings• Meetings were scheduled monthly, but were cancelled if there were no issues to discuss• A subcommittee was formed to design the survey• Subcommittee recommendations were presented to full Committee for discussion/endorsement• Stipend for time and effort Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Survey Excerpt1. How many people in your household age 18 or over go to work outside the home orattend college or other training? (write number) ______ (If none, write “0” and skip toquestion 3)The next two sets of questions ask about 2 people in your household who travel to workor Person 1:2a. Where does this person go to work or college? (write name of town)__________________________2b. How far does this person travel to work or college? (miles, ONE-WAY)_______________miles2c. IN A NORMAL WEEK how many days does this person go to work or college?______days2d. In the table below, please check how this person travels to work or college. type oftransportation (always /frequently /sometimes/never) drive alone in a car, truck or van ride a motorcycle carpool / ride share take public transportation walk bike other means: ______________________________ Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Survey Excerpt4. On a NORMAL DAY how many total miles do you and other people in your householddrive transporting children? (write number of miles and check if school bus is available) activity miles per day school bus available? to and from high school 􀂆􀂆 yes 􀂆􀂆 no to and from high school activities 􀂆􀂆 yes 􀂆􀂆 no to and from K-8 school 􀂆􀂆 yes 􀂆􀂆 no to and from K-8 school activities 􀂆􀂆 yes 􀂆􀂆 no to and from daycare/child care 􀂆􀂆 yes 􀂆􀂆 no5. For each of the following types of trips, how many TIMES IN A NORMAL MONTH do youand other people in your household travel to each of the following locations? (writenumbers below) number of times per monthtype of trip Bangor- Brewer Ellsworth Belfast Dover- Foxcroftgrocery shoppingall other shoppingmedical/dental/social service appointmentsentertainment & visiting friends/familyother type ________________________________ Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Findings• Multi-modal approach is needed• Create a “Network of Networks”: • Transit/Hub Stations • Rural Public Transportation (shared rides/van pooling) • Park & Ride • Intelligent Transportation Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Summary• Engage a cross-section of community to participate in the planning process• Assign responsibilities and ask for input• Schedule meetings to affect good time management• Communicate often!• Share outcomes with Advisory group and community partners• Plan for next phase of project development Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. TIGER II Website For more information on the TIGER project, visit our website at www.emdc.org and look for TIGER 2 under the Community tab, or email dmartel@emdc.org.This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Transit Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. ME-79-1000.Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Transit Administration. Copyright © Copyright 2011 Eastern Maine Development Corporation. All rights reserved.

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