Thompson rpo2012

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Bob Thompson of Androscoggin Valley COG in Maine spoke in the freight and economic development session at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference.

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Thompson rpo2012

  1. 1. Building A Freight Village…almost!2012 National Rural Transportation Conference April 23, 2012 – April 24, 2012 Burlington, VT —1—
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  4. 4. National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)Role of Transportation Planning in the CEDS ProcessFreight Transportation and Economic DevelopmentInland PortsThe Role of Regional Transportation Projects as Rural Economy DriversConnecting the DOTSRegional Approaches to Sustainable DevelopmentCities in Transition (APA)Mobilize Maine Asset based development —4—
  5. 5. Concerns Raised by Mainers Community leaders are not satisfied with the current status of economic development results. “Maine citizens are unhappy with the state’s economic performance and their level of prosperity.” “Past statewide strategies have been disconnected and have been unable to create enough critical mass to make a difference.” “Maine needs a consistent economic development approach that will survive government administration changes.” “Times have changed and we can not continue business as usual” —5—
  6. 6. Eight Steps for Leading Change Implementing & Sustaining 8. Make it Stick Transformation 7. Sustain the Change Engaging & Enabling the Whole Community 6. Create Short-term Wins 5. Empower Others to Act Creating a Climate for Change 4. Communicate for Buy-in 3. Define the Change Impacts 2. Create the Vision & Build the Guiding Team 1. Create a Sense of Shared Need & UrgencyBased on Kotter, John P. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press —6—
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  17. 17. Proposed Passenger Intermodal Facility — 17 —
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  20. 20. Building Consensus - Many PartnersLAEGCABDC/LDC/LARRSt. Lawrence & Atlantic RailroadCities of Lewiston and AuburnAuburn/Lewiston Municipal AirportAndroscoggin County Chamber of CommerceATRC — 20 —
  21. 21. Official EndorsementsChamberAVCOG RCIPATRC Long Range Plan/TIPLAEGC Economic Development StrategyAuburn Comprehensive PlanAuburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport Master PlanLewiston Comprehensive Plan — 21 —
  22. 22. HarttTransportation Linx-US Superior Carriers NEPW LogisticsChapman Trucking — 22 —
  23. 23. Next Steps and Challenges — 23 —

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