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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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  • 1. Building A Freight Villagealmost!2012 National Rural Transportation ConferenceApril 23, 2012 April 24, 2012 Burlington, VT 1

2. 2 3. 3 4. National Association of DevelopmentOrganizations (NADO)Role of Transportation Planning in the CEDS ProcessFreight Transportation and Economic DevelopmentInland PortsThe Role of Regional Transportation Projects as Rural Economy DriversConnecting the DOTSRegional Approaches to Sustainable DevelopmentCities in Transition (APA)Mobilize Maine Asset based development4 5. Concerns Raised by Mainers Community leaders are not satisfied with the current status of economicdevelopment results. Maine citizens are unhappy with the states economic performanceand their level of prosperity. Past statewide strategies have been disconnected and have been unable tocreate enough critical mass to make a difference. Maine needs a consistent economic development approach that willsurvive government administration changes. Times have changed and we can not continue business as usual5 6. Eight Steps for Leading Change Implementing & Sustaining 8. Make it StickTransformation 7. Sustain the Change Engaging & Enablingthe Whole Community 6. Create Short-term Wins 5. Empower Others to ActCreating a Climate for Change4. Communicate for Buy-in3. Define the Change Impacts2. 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 7. 7 8. 8 9. 9 10. 10 11. 11 12. 12 13. 13 14. 14 15. 15 16. 16 17. Proposed Passenger Intermodal Facility 17 18. 18 19. 19 20. Building Consensus - Many PartnersLAEGCABDC/LDC/LARRSt. Lawrence & Atlantic RailroadCities of Lewiston and AuburnAuburn/Lewiston Municipal AirportAndroscoggin County Chamber of CommerceATRC 20 21. Official EndorsementsChamberAVCOG RCIPATRC Long Range Plan/TIPLAEGC Economic Development StrategyAuburn Comprehensive PlanAuburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport Master PlanLewiston Comprehensive Plan 21 22. HarttTransportation Linx-US Superior Carriers NEPW LogisticsChapman Trucking 22 23. Next Steps and Challenges 23