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Recently, I had the opportunity to join members of the CNG Focus Group for a Tour of CATA’s (Centre Area Transportation Authority) facility in State College. I was able to get quite a few nice photos from this event and thought I would use this blog post as an opportunity to share the experience.No comments yet | Permalink | Tags: AFIG, Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant, CATA, Centre Area Transportation Authority, CNG, CNG Focus Group, Compressed Natural Gas, Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania, State College
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The early part of my career was spent in the field of economic development. For 20 years, I was focused on retaining and creating jobs, and building communities. This work annealed me and fortunately led me to being part of Larson Design Group. I retain a strong understanding of how important job creation is for the health of a region.
Since 2009, I have been involved in a discussion about long-term job creation from Marcellus development. We understand what is happening now. We have an idea as to what part of this activity will continue over the next decade or so. But our discussion has been focused on what will happen that is a result of but separate from Marcellus development. This is looking forward to see economic benefits that are permanent compared to exploration. I haven’t shared these thoughts publicly for fear of setting expectations that are unrealistic or unbelievable. I don’t want to be viewed as a “spin-master” either. That space is full.
On July 3rd, Andy Maykuth of the Philadelphia Inquirer did us a favor. In his article, he gives us a look at the permanence of Marcellus. You might want to read Andy’s work “Intriguing possibility for Pa.’s excess shale gas” Let’s look at three job-creating opportunities that match Andy’s view, and could assure long-term, permanent benefit from Marcellus development:Comments (1) | Permalink | Tags: Alex Nixon, Alyssa Murphy, Andy Maykuth, CNG, CNG Focus Group, Compressed Natural Gas, Energy, Fuel, Giant Eagle, Houston Chronicle, jobs, Lycoming County, Marcellus, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, NGV, PA, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, River Valley Transit, Shale, Simone Sebastian