Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) (The Waiver to use 100% Federal Funds is Only Granted for use SPR-A Funds - Waiver Not Approved for SPR-B Funds)

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(390)
Lead Organization: Mississippi Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1472
Partners: AR, FL, GADOT, KY, LA, MO, MS, SC, TX, VA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,751,200.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Trung Trinh
ttrinh@mdot.ms.gov
Phone: 601-359-7692
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Tiffany Julien
Tiffany.Julien@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-9241
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Jessie Jones Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Jessie Jones Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Jessie Jones Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Florida Department of Transportation 2020 $0.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2021 $119,400.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2020 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2021 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2022 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2023 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2018 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2020 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2021 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2022 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2018 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Cheryl Ball Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Cheryl Ball Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Cheryl Ball Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Study Description

The Southeastern Transportation Alliance was formed in 1996 for the purpose of undertaking the Latin America Trade and Transportation Study (LATTS). Members of the Alliance included Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The effort was funded through an FHWA Pooled Fund Study using State Planning and Research (SPR) funds.

The purpose of LATTS was to estimate trade volumes with Latin America, evaluate infrastructure investments needed to support growth in international trade, and develop strategies to guide infrastructure investments. The overall goal was to help the Southeastern Transportation Alliance states develop their competitive advantages to capture trade opportunities and the associated economic benefits. Following the completion of LATTS (Phase I) in 2001, the study was taken to the next level under the name LATTS II which was a two-year analysis of the critical infrastructure needs identified in LATTS (Phase I).

To continue the original study initiatives, the remaining Alliance states formed an independent entity entitled the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS). Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is the current lead state for this Transportation Pool Fund Study along with Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and West Virginia and has an existing contract with Mentis LLC that expires on June 30, 2018. The Scope of Work for that contract encompasses providing planning, research, and peer exchange activities for participating states that yielded products and accomplishments including:

- Development of individual state freight profiles for inclusions in freight plans or marketing/informational prospectus

- Acquisition of and training for Tableau software for freight data integration

- Development of a multi-state Southern Highway Interactive Freight Traffic Model for multi-state corridor analysis

- Acquisition of and training for TransCAD software for freight traffic model analysis

- Development of a multi-state Freight Economic Analysis Tool which can serve as a resource for grant applications such as TIGER and FASTLANE

- Peer exchange among member states on topics/issues such as FAST Act, MAP-21, performance measures, Freight Advisory Committees, national freight networks, Critical Urban and Rural Freight Corridors, and general freight planning

Objectives

The purpose of ITTS is to support member states in developing their competitive advantages to capture and quantify trade opportunities and economic benefits through improved transportation planning, investments, collaboration, and operations.

Scope of Work

ITTS shall be soliciting proposals for a scope of work that includes but is not limited to:

- Provide a platform for regional collaboration by facilitating workshops and conferences to enable coordination of freight program activities and to provide a continuing education and peer exchange opportunities

- Provide support to member states such as:

o Inform members of current and anticipated freight trends

o Develop effective freight planning tools and maintain existing tools

o Assist to integrate freight planning into their core business procedures

- Identify and nurture close and collaborative working relationships with relevant federal and state agencies, associations, academic institutions, and private sector firms, to keep up-to-date of developments in freight planning and trade and to enhance the outcomes of work on common interests

- Partner with other organizations, including but not limited to, public agencies, private firms, multi-state coalitions, and industry associations, to advance freight planning through research and collaboration

Comments

- Minimum seven states required.

- Project to be funded at $39,800 per state per year.

- 100% SPR funding request has been sent to FHWA for approval.

Subjects: Freight Transportation Marine Transportation Planning and Administration Rail

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(390) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(390) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Waiver Approval for SPR-A Funds (Not SPR-B) #1472 SPR-A Waiver Approval Letter.pdf Memorandum Public

Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) (The Waiver to use 100% Federal Funds is Only Granted for use SPR-A Funds - Waiver Not Approved for SPR-B Funds)

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(390)
Lead Organization: Mississippi Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1472
Partners: AR, FL, GADOT, KY, LA, MO, MS, SC, TX, VA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,751,200.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Trung Trinh
ttrinh@mdot.ms.gov
Phone: 601-359-7692
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Tiffany Julien
Tiffany.Julien@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-9241
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Jessie Jones Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Jessie Jones Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Jessie Jones Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Florida Department of Transportation 2020 $0.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2021 $119,400.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Holly Cohen Jennifer Clark 850-414-4614 jennifer.clark@dot.state.fl.us
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Thomas McQueen Thomas McQueen tmcqueen@dot.ga.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2020 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2021 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2022 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2023 $39,800.00 Jeremy Edgeworth Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2018 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2020 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2021 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2022 $39,800.00 Jason Duet Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2018 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Trung Trinh Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Cheryl Ball Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Cheryl Ball Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Cheryl Ball Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Diane Lackey Terry Swygert 803-737-6691 SwygertTL@scdot.org
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Casey Wells Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2020 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2021 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2022 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2023 $39,800.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The Southeastern Transportation Alliance was formed in 1996 for the purpose of undertaking the Latin America Trade and Transportation Study (LATTS). Members of the Alliance included Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The effort was funded through an FHWA Pooled Fund Study using State Planning and Research (SPR) funds.

The purpose of LATTS was to estimate trade volumes with Latin America, evaluate infrastructure investments needed to support growth in international trade, and develop strategies to guide infrastructure investments. The overall goal was to help the Southeastern Transportation Alliance states develop their competitive advantages to capture trade opportunities and the associated economic benefits. Following the completion of LATTS (Phase I) in 2001, the study was taken to the next level under the name LATTS II which was a two-year analysis of the critical infrastructure needs identified in LATTS (Phase I).

To continue the original study initiatives, the remaining Alliance states formed an independent entity entitled the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS). Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) is the current lead state for this Transportation Pool Fund Study along with Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and West Virginia and has an existing contract with Mentis LLC that expires on June 30, 2018. The Scope of Work for that contract encompasses providing planning, research, and peer exchange activities for participating states that yielded products and accomplishments including:

- Development of individual state freight profiles for inclusions in freight plans or marketing/informational prospectus

- Acquisition of and training for Tableau software for freight data integration

- Development of a multi-state Southern Highway Interactive Freight Traffic Model for multi-state corridor analysis

- Acquisition of and training for TransCAD software for freight traffic model analysis

- Development of a multi-state Freight Economic Analysis Tool which can serve as a resource for grant applications such as TIGER and FASTLANE

- Peer exchange among member states on topics/issues such as FAST Act, MAP-21, performance measures, Freight Advisory Committees, national freight networks, Critical Urban and Rural Freight Corridors, and general freight planning

Objectives

The purpose of ITTS is to support member states in developing their competitive advantages to capture and quantify trade opportunities and economic benefits through improved transportation planning, investments, collaboration, and operations.

Scope of Work

ITTS shall be soliciting proposals for a scope of work that includes but is not limited to:

- Provide a platform for regional collaboration by facilitating workshops and conferences to enable coordination of freight program activities and to provide a continuing education and peer exchange opportunities

- Provide support to member states such as:

o Inform members of current and anticipated freight trends

o Develop effective freight planning tools and maintain existing tools

o Assist to integrate freight planning into their core business procedures

- Identify and nurture close and collaborative working relationships with relevant federal and state agencies, associations, academic institutions, and private sector firms, to keep up-to-date of developments in freight planning and trade and to enhance the outcomes of work on common interests

- Partner with other organizations, including but not limited to, public agencies, private firms, multi-state coalitions, and industry associations, to advance freight planning through research and collaboration

Comments

- Minimum seven states required.

- Project to be funded at $39,800 per state per year.

- 100% SPR funding request has been sent to FHWA for approval.

Subjects: Freight Transportation Marine Transportation Planning and Administration Rail

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(390) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(390) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Waiver Approval for SPR-A Funds (Not SPR-B) #1472 SPR-A Waiver Approval Letter.pdf Memorandum Public

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