53 Questions Do we have a story to tell and is it worth telling? Would it mean more if we approached the topic collectively?Could we produce something that we can use (paper, video, etc.) to tell our story, educate the public of the infrastructure needs, our councils, and congressmen to stop cutting the public works and the infrastructure budgets? Would we use it?
6MN2050 PartnersAmerican Council of Engineering Companies, Minnesota SectionAmerican Public Works Association, Minnesota ChapterAmerican Society of Civil Engineers, Minnesota SectionMinnesota American Water Works AssociationCentral States Water Environment AssociationCity Engineers Association of MinnesotaMinnesota Council of AirportsMinnesota County Engineers AssociationMinnesota Transportation AllianceMinnesota Department of TransportationMetropolitan CouncilMinnesota Ports AssociationMinnesota Rural Water Association
7Mission StatementTo articulate a convincing case for increased investment in Minnesota infrastructure through a coordinated voice and unified, comprehensive needs information.
13MN2050 Approach – Documentation of Needs CollectOrganizeAnalyzeInitial work: 4 questionsWeb-site basedEssential for credibilityPut in same format
14Key QuestionsDescribe current infrastructure type? How does infrastructure benefit the daily lives of Minnesotans and the economic development of the State?What are the five major initiatives (and by example, five projects that support those initiatives) or infrastructure investments that need to be addressed statewide for each organization?What is the trend line? Are things getting better or worse?What can people expect if an adequate level of funding is not maintained?
15Aviation Example 136 airports in state 8 commercial Multi-modal transportation$12.1 billion economic contributionSee alternate slide at end
16Aviation Example (continued) Buildings, runways, planes, fueling facilities, roads, utilitiesTransport people and cargoBusiness, medical, tourismPublic and private ownershipAlternate slide 15
26Liquid Assets MN – Documentary Features Theme – “Sustainability of our water infrastructure assets”30 minutesCombination of animation, interviews, video, and still photosProduced for DVD distributionAired on TPT (alone and with 1.5 hour doc)
27Risks & Responsibilities Documentary OutlineEducationIssuesReplace with new slideRisks & Responsibilities
28Educate and Present Issues Drinking WaterWastewaterStormwaterReplace with new slide
29Infrastructure Sustainability Issues AgeGrowthRegulationsReplace with new slide