Podcast: Ray Cox on the transportation plan

Ross Currier and Ray Cox Map: Northfield Industrial Corporation (NIC) Transportation Task Force Cover - Northfield Industrial Corporation (NIC) Transportation Task Force

Ross’ brother-in-law (AKA Ray Cox) was our guest yesterday, talking all-things transportation.

Ray was a member of the Northfield Industrial Corporation (NIC) Transportation Task Force back in July, 2000 when they created a report titled A Recommendation for Improvements in Safety, Access, and Quality of Life Issues for Northfield Transportation.

I have the original document and plan to scan it into a PDF that I’ll post here later this week.

Update 2/23: Here’s the 24-page scanned PDF of the NIC report:

Cover - Northfield Industrial Corporation (NIC) Transportation Task Force

Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

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  1. Jerry Bilek said:

    excellent program. Ray makes a strong argument for using this report. It was produced locally by a group of citizens from a diverse background.

    February 21, 2008
  2. David Ludescher said:

    Very well done. Thanks Ray.

    February 21, 2008
  3. kiffi summa said:

    Just got around to listening to the podcast with Ray Cox; lots of really practical talk about transportation; one thing Ray said especially jumped out at me. there was a lot of comment about the NIC plan being the most thorough, comprehensive if you will, and there were no outside consultants involved.
    Ray spoke strongly about the fact that local people, not all businessmen, put in 100’s of FREE hours; they live here , they knew the problems first hand, and were ideally suited to come up with workable solutions. Local talent is too often ignored, not being “professional”; but in truth, they are professional…….professional “locals”. Often, having the repetitive experience with the problems lets them come up with the most workable solutions. Professional fine tuning may sometimes be necessary,but the basic concepts can often most successfully be found right here.
    This principle of “professional locals” could easily be applied to other issues such as a new site for the Municipal liquor store; why is it always thought that a consultant who does not live here knows where locals would prefer to shop, how easy it is to park or not park, etc?
    Anybody for trying this concept?

    February 21, 2008
  4. Substitute consultants for the word badges.

    Hints; ain’t got no, don’t need no, show you any stinking

    February 22, 2008
  5. No offense to consultants, just trying to make a point. Thanks!

    February 22, 2008

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