2008 AAPA Partnerships in Planning and Development
February 25, 2008 San Diego, CA
This seminar is a PPM® Required Program.
This unique seminar facilitates partnerships between ports, regional and local planning agencies as they work toward the common goals of economic development, transportation planning and emergency preparation and response.
02/25/2008 Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
Bruce Hollingsworth, President and CEO, Port of San Diego
Greg Johnson, Director of Business Development, Port of Greater Baton Rouge, Chair, AAPA Planning and Research Committee
J. Ron Popham, PPM®, Senior Director, Maritime Division, Port of San Diego, Chairman, AAPA Maritime Economic Development Committee
02/25/2008 Part 1 -- Economic Development: Attracting Strategic Investments for Sustainability and Growth
02/25/2008 Understanding and Working With the Players
Learn how to partner with regional and local agencies who are experienced partners, consensus builders and program managers with a proven record for administering local, state and federal funds and programs that bolster the economic vitality of a region. The Port of San Diego and SANDAG will serve as a case study.
Fred Abousleman, Executive Director, National Association of Regional Councils
Dan E. Wilkens, Executive Vice President, Port of San Diego
Gary L. Gallegos, Executive Director, San Diego Assn. of Governments (SANDAG)
02/25/2008 Attracting Strategic investments
This session will feature case studies on partnerships for economic development and financing.
Rail Infrastructure Development
Robin McCaffrey, P.E., Transportation Development Manager, Port of Portland
Terminal Infrastructure Development
Ronald M. Baker, Deputy Executive Director and CFO, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
Off Port Development
Rose Ann DeLeón, Vice President, Strategic Development, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
02/25/2008 Ports as Economic Engines
A discussion and examples of how ports serve as economic engines/financiers for economic development.
02/26/2008 Understanding and Working With the Players
Without strong regional partnerships between the public and private sector freight partners, freight transportation productivity will not be maximized. This session will address the role of the federal Department of Transportation (DOT), state DOTs, regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). The goal is to facilitate consistent coordination and communication between regional transportation planners and private sector freight partners in the port industry.
Sara Walfoort, Transportation Planning Manager, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
02/26/2008 Tutorial on the Financing Process
Where does the money come from and who controls it? Learn about the Federal-Aid Highway Program, the operation of the Highway Trust Fund, and how metropolitan planning organizations make financing decisions.
Gregory Murrill, Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
02/27/2008 Part 3 – Transportation Planning and Financing: How to Partner/How to Get Your Projects Funded
02/27/2008 Tutorial on Transportation Planning
Hear how state DOTs and transit providers, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Councils of Government (COGs) create a series of plans, including the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The goal is to learn how to incorporate port access and freight mobility needs into the regional transportation planning process.
Bob Leiter, Director of Land Use Planning and Transportation, San Diego Assn. of Governments (SANDAG)
Michele Fell-Casale, Chief, Freight Planning Branch, Office of Goods Movement, Division of Transportation Planning, CA Department of Transportation
02/27/2008 Developing Partnerships
Panelists will discuss case studies on partnerships in regional/local transportation planning.