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Freight’s Role in Economic Development “no transportation, no economy” Leo Penne Program Director Intermodal and Industry Activities American Association.

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1 Freight’s Role in Economic Development “no transportation, no economy” Leo Penne Program Director Intermodal and Industry Activities American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Talking Freight-January 2005

2 Economic Development Intentional Targeted

3 Actions intended to increase private investment for the purpose of creating/improving jobs, increasing personal income and public revenue, and improving an area’s quality of life. Intentional

4 Targeted Retention Attraction Downtown Industrial

5 Freight doesn’t vote… or even register to vote

6 Not Government As Usual Private Sector Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Modal Global-Local Culture Clash

7 Getting Organized Maryland Minnesota Oregon Washington

8 Puget Sound Regional Council Delaware Valley Regional Planning Minnesota Freight Advisory Council Colorado Freight Advisory Council Getting Connected

9 Rail Initiatives Kansas Middle Atlantic Rail Operations CREATE Shelpot Bridge Kansas City Flyovers

10 Port Initiatives Los Angeles/Long Beach Seattle/Tacoma New York/New Jersey Gulfport

11 Public-Private Partnership Principles (freight railroads) Produce balanced transportation policy Voluntary on both sides Public pays for public benefits Private sector pays for private benefits Private commits to formal responsibilities and performance standards Coordinated planning to ensure prudent investments consistent with law, regulations, and market realities

12 Structuring Understanding/ Action Corridors-Networks MAROPS I-81 Alameda Corridor I-10 LATTS

13 Questions? Connecting Public and Private? Reconciling Passenger and Freight? Overcoming Balkanization? Proportioning Local Costs/National Benefits? Turning Value Into Investment? Making the Case?

14 Answers? Leo Penne


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