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A Regional Conversation About Transportation & Natural Disasters NASTO Annual Meeting June 12, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland Coalition of Northeastern Governors.

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1 A Regional Conversation About Transportation & Natural Disasters NASTO Annual Meeting June 12, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland Coalition of Northeastern Governors

2 Why A Regional Conversation on Transportation & Natural Disasters Topography + Built Environment + Weather = Vulnerability to Flooding Northeasts Transportation System and Waterways Are Regional Networks Northeast States Economies Are Linked

3 Why A Regional Conversation Now (cont.) 2011 Persistent and Extreme Weather Events Created a Shared Regional Experience Share Operational Experiences and Insights from State After Action Reports Finding Common Regional Experiences Identify Appropriate Regional Solutions Immediate and Lasting Implications for State DOTs Policies Planning Workforce and Training Budget Priorities

4 What the CONEG Workshop Did Identified the Major Challenges and Lessons Learned Identified Specific Operational Issues for In-depth Regional Discussion Identified Potential Broader and Longer-term Implications Technical Planning Regulatory Influences Manpower Management Policies Planning Asset Management Budget Priorities

5 Issues Improved Communication Up & Down the Chain In the Field Up to GovernorOut to Public & Private Sector More Effective Use of the Incident Command System Better Status, Weather and Hydrologic Data

6 Issues (cont.) A Deeper Bench With Appropriate Training Preplanning and Preposition Assets Public and Private Sector Shared Resources/Assets Among the States and Cross Border Northern Tier Cooperative Agreement Canadian Provinces Offer

7 Issues (cont.) Effective Contractor Support Improving Debris Management Differing FEMA and FHWA Reimbursement Requirements Regulations Role of Technology

8 Next Steps Develop Action Plans on Regional Issues FEMA/FHWA Reimbursement Process Share Information on an On-going Basis CONEG Website (Members Only) Continue the Regional Dialogue on Key Issues Conference Calls & Workshops

9 Reconstruction

10 Thank You! Northeast State DOTs Workshop Participants NYSDOT & Training Team Rich Brancato & Anne D. Stubbs (202)


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