Multistate Study of the I-81 Corridor

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(235)
Lead Organization: Virginia Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Dec 02, 2011
Solicitation Number: 1248
Partners: MDOT SHA, NY, PADOT, TN, VA, WV
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Aug 06, 2012
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2014
Contract End Date: Aug 06, 2012
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $38,764.00
Total Commitments Received: $38,764.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Bill Kelsh
Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Phone: 434-293-1934
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Ralph Volpe
Ralph.Volpe@dot.gov
Phone: 404-562-3637
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2010 $571.00 Debbie Bowden Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $8,704.00 John Reed Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $10,464.00 Sarah Gulick Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2010 $3,567.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2010 $15,458.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
West Virginia Department of Transportation $0.00 Christopher Fleming Christopher Fleming 304-558-9388 Christopher.t.fleming@wv.gov

Study Description

In October 2008, six states (Maryland New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) executed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate studies and information about the I-81 Corridor for the purpose of establishing a seamless freight and passenger network. The I-81 is an important national artery for the movement of people and goods and has become a key component in the economic development and vitality of the Eastern States of the United States of America. Meeting the growing demand for freight movement along the corridor and maintaining the region¿s economic vitality will be challenging but is critical to all the states. All six signatory states have major statewide freight planning efforts either underway or complete. Some have constructed projects on Interstate 81 and others have projects programmed. The Signatory states are interested in having the individual states¿ studies and improvements compiled and to determine where further information is required to move toward a consolidated, multistate plan for the corridor.

Objectives

Provide the basis for a multistate and multimodal coordinated plan for I-81 Review and integrate the current studies for highway and rail in the Corridor Review and coordinate the operating and capital plans for the corridor of each Signatory State Make recommendations regarding corridor-wide improvements Identify the public and private benefits of the improvements and costs

Scope of Work

1. Develop an overview of freight data and studies addressing the I-81 Multimodal Corridor across the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. Tasks include the following: a. Develop basic overview thematic maps depicting freight flows, traffic volumes, and economic conditions from FAF-2, HPMS, and state traffic counts, and US Census Data; b. Work with each state to identify and obtain other datasets and studies addressing I-81 multimodal corridor issues, develop brief executive summaries of each, highlight similarities and differences, and where possible, synthesize into thematic maps; c. Identify and describe planning and funding initiatives (state, MPO, Federal, private) affecting the I-81 multimodal corridor; and d. Summarize key findings and identify actions that could be undertaken jointly by the I-81 states to address data gaps, respond to critical planning initiatives, and make best use of funding opportunities.

Comments

Suggested each partner state contribute according to the share of I-81 mileage in the state: TN: $3,567 VA: $15,458 WV: $1,237 MD: $571 PA: $10,464 NY: $8,704 Total: $ 40,000.00

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Funding Spreadsheet of a Completed Project TPF-5(235).pdf Other Public
TPF-5(235) Final Report Interstate_81_Multimodal_Corridor_Study_FINAL.pdf Final Report Public

No document attached.

Multistate Study of the I-81 Corridor

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(235)
Lead Organization: Virginia Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Dec 02, 2011
Solicitation Number: 1248
Partners: MDOT SHA, NY, PADOT, TN, VA, WV
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Aug 06, 2012
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2014
Contract End Date: Aug 06, 2012
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $38,764.00
Total Commitments Received: $38,764.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Bill Kelsh
Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Phone: 434-293-1934
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Ralph Volpe
Ralph.Volpe@dot.gov
Phone: 404-562-3637
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2010 $571.00 Debbie Bowden Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $8,704.00 John Reed Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $10,464.00 Sarah Gulick Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2010 $3,567.00 Stephanie Vincent 615.741.2203 Stephanie.Vincent@tn.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2010 $15,458.00 Erik Johnson Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Study Description

Study Description

In October 2008, six states (Maryland New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) executed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate studies and information about the I-81 Corridor for the purpose of establishing a seamless freight and passenger network. The I-81 is an important national artery for the movement of people and goods and has become a key component in the economic development and vitality of the Eastern States of the United States of America. Meeting the growing demand for freight movement along the corridor and maintaining the region¿s economic vitality will be challenging but is critical to all the states. All six signatory states have major statewide freight planning efforts either underway or complete. Some have constructed projects on Interstate 81 and others have projects programmed. The Signatory states are interested in having the individual states¿ studies and improvements compiled and to determine where further information is required to move toward a consolidated, multistate plan for the corridor.

Objectives

Provide the basis for a multistate and multimodal coordinated plan for I-81 Review and integrate the current studies for highway and rail in the Corridor Review and coordinate the operating and capital plans for the corridor of each Signatory State Make recommendations regarding corridor-wide improvements Identify the public and private benefits of the improvements and costs

Scope of Work

1. Develop an overview of freight data and studies addressing the I-81 Multimodal Corridor across the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. Tasks include the following: a. Develop basic overview thematic maps depicting freight flows, traffic volumes, and economic conditions from FAF-2, HPMS, and state traffic counts, and US Census Data; b. Work with each state to identify and obtain other datasets and studies addressing I-81 multimodal corridor issues, develop brief executive summaries of each, highlight similarities and differences, and where possible, synthesize into thematic maps; c. Identify and describe planning and funding initiatives (state, MPO, Federal, private) affecting the I-81 multimodal corridor; and d. Summarize key findings and identify actions that could be undertaken jointly by the I-81 states to address data gaps, respond to critical planning initiatives, and make best use of funding opportunities.

Comments

Suggested each partner state contribute according to the share of I-81 mileage in the state: TN: $3,567 VA: $15,458 WV: $1,237 MD: $571 PA: $10,464 NY: $8,704 Total: $ 40,000.00

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(235) Final Report Interstate_81_Multimodal_Corridor_Study_FINAL.pdf Final Report Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Funding Spreadsheet of a Completed Project TPF-5(235).pdf Other Public
No document attached.

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