Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(078)
Lead Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 786
Partners: IADOT, IL, IN, MN, OH, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2008
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $360,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $360,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jill Martindale
jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Phone: 6146448173
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2003 $60,000.00 Keith Sherman David Lippert 217-782-7200 David.Lippert@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2004 $60,000.00 Larry Goode Karen Hicks 317-232-5462 khicks@indot.state.in.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2003 $60,000.00 Craig O'Riley Amanda Martin 515-239-1210 amanda.martin@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2003 $60,000.00 William Gardner Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2004 $60,000.00 Suzann Rhodes Monique Evans 614-728-6048 monique.evans@dot.state.oh.us
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Ken Leonard Doug Dalton 608-266-3662 douglas.dalton@dot.state.wi.us
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2004 $30,000.00 Ken Leonard Doug Dalton 608-266-3662 douglas.dalton@dot.state.wi.us

Study Description

The Upper Midwest serves as a critical corridor for domestic and international freight moving in all directions. It is projected that these freight movements will increase significantly in the future. While both the private and the public sectors agree that this important issue must be addressed quickly, neither sector is totally prepared to deal with the anticipated impacts of this projected increase. Current practices will no longer be sufficient to meet the increased demands on the infrastructure and/or increased costs associated with freight transport.

Shifts in federal and public agency policy relative to infrastructure management and expansion, budgeting decisons and staff resource allocations have and will impact the safe and efficient movement of goods within the region. At the same time private sector interests insist on an approach that is equitable for all modes and allows industry to remain competitive in the region. Without proper collaboration and communication between the two sectors, and between the states and planning agencies of the region, the impacts of projected freight growth will pose an even greater challenge.

Objectives

To establish a regional approach for improving freight transporation in the Upper Midwest based on a multi-state, multi-jurisdictional partnership of public and private sector stakeholder interests. This partnership will consider and address short-and long-term issues surrounding anticipated increases in freight movement within the region and the likely impacts on the region's infrastructure and economic health.

Scope of Work

Proposed Study Approach:

* Research is divided among participating Universities.

* Subcommittees from the Steering and Advisory Committees are formed around these inventory areas as appropriate.

* Preliminary results to be presented at a meeting scheduled 2-3 months into this phase. This meeting will include Steering and Advisory Committee members, and other invited participatnts to discuss the results and any desired modificiations to the focus and direction of the study, as well as identification of next steps.

* Further results to be presented at a meeting 9-10 months into this phase. This meeting will include the same participants as the earlier meeting.

* A workshop scheduled at the end of this phase will present findings from the inventory and ask participants to identify next steps. The Steering Committee will also vote on continuing efforts to work as a region on freight transportation issues.

Comments

The funding for this initial study would come from a pooled fund, which would consist of a contribution of $60,000 from each participating state. The balance of the budget ($52,000) would be covered by the Midwest Regional University Transporation Center.

Subjects: Freight Transportation

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Final Report (Draft Outline) progress_outline.pdf Final Report Public
Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study (March 31, 2005) http://www.dot.state.oh.us/research/2005/Planning/134138-FR.PDF Final Report Public
Quarter Ending: March 31, 2004 quarterly_report_03-31-2004.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarter Ending: December 31, 2003 quarterly_report_12-31-2003.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarter Ending: September 30, 2003 quarterly_report_09-30-2003.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Executive Summary: Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study http://www.dot.state.oh.us/research/2005/Planning/134138-ES.PDF Study Summary Public

Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(078)
Lead Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 786
Partners: IADOT, IL, IN, MN, OH, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2008
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $360,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $360,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jill Martindale
jacquelin.martindale@dot.ohio.gov
Phone: 6146448173
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2003 $60,000.00 Keith Sherman David Lippert 217-782-7200 David.Lippert@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2004 $60,000.00 Larry Goode Karen Hicks 317-232-5462 khicks@indot.state.in.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2003 $60,000.00 Craig O'Riley Amanda Martin 515-239-1210 amanda.martin@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2003 $60,000.00 William Gardner Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2004 $60,000.00 Suzann Rhodes Monique Evans 614-728-6048 monique.evans@dot.state.oh.us
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Ken Leonard Doug Dalton 608-266-3662 douglas.dalton@dot.state.wi.us
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2004 $30,000.00 Ken Leonard Doug Dalton 608-266-3662 douglas.dalton@dot.state.wi.us

Study Description

Study Description

The Upper Midwest serves as a critical corridor for domestic and international freight moving in all directions. It is projected that these freight movements will increase significantly in the future. While both the private and the public sectors agree that this important issue must be addressed quickly, neither sector is totally prepared to deal with the anticipated impacts of this projected increase. Current practices will no longer be sufficient to meet the increased demands on the infrastructure and/or increased costs associated with freight transport.

Shifts in federal and public agency policy relative to infrastructure management and expansion, budgeting decisons and staff resource allocations have and will impact the safe and efficient movement of goods within the region. At the same time private sector interests insist on an approach that is equitable for all modes and allows industry to remain competitive in the region. Without proper collaboration and communication between the two sectors, and between the states and planning agencies of the region, the impacts of projected freight growth will pose an even greater challenge.

Objectives

To establish a regional approach for improving freight transporation in the Upper Midwest based on a multi-state, multi-jurisdictional partnership of public and private sector stakeholder interests. This partnership will consider and address short-and long-term issues surrounding anticipated increases in freight movement within the region and the likely impacts on the region's infrastructure and economic health.

Scope of Work

Proposed Study Approach:

* Research is divided among participating Universities.

* Subcommittees from the Steering and Advisory Committees are formed around these inventory areas as appropriate.

* Preliminary results to be presented at a meeting scheduled 2-3 months into this phase. This meeting will include Steering and Advisory Committee members, and other invited participatnts to discuss the results and any desired modificiations to the focus and direction of the study, as well as identification of next steps.

* Further results to be presented at a meeting 9-10 months into this phase. This meeting will include the same participants as the earlier meeting.

* A workshop scheduled at the end of this phase will present findings from the inventory and ask participants to identify next steps. The Steering Committee will also vote on continuing efforts to work as a region on freight transportation issues.

Comments

The funding for this initial study would come from a pooled fund, which would consist of a contribution of $60,000 from each participating state. The balance of the budget ($52,000) would be covered by the Midwest Regional University Transporation Center.

Subjects: Freight Transportation

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report (Draft Outline) progress_outline.pdf Final Report Public
Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study (March 31, 2005) Final Report Public
Quarter Ending: March 31, 2004 quarterly_report_03-31-2004.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarter Ending: December 31, 2003 quarterly_report_12-31-2003.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarter Ending: September 30, 2003 quarterly_report_09-30-2003.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Executive Summary: Upper Midwest Freight Corridor Study Study Summary Public

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