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I-95 Corridor Coalition Financing Freight Transportation Improvements: Exploring Future Options _________________________________________ U. S. Department.

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1 I-95 Corridor Coalition Financing Freight Transportation Improvements: Exploring Future Options _________________________________________ U. S. Department of Transportation Conference April 30, 2001 _____________________________ Randy Evans Vice President Real Estate & Industrial Development CSX Transportation

2 I-95 Corridor Coalition I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Rail Operations Study — An Integrated Strategy to Eliminate Choke Points U.S. Department of Transportation Conference St. Louis, MO April 30, 2001

3 I-95 Corridor Coalition Project Objective n Develop a short-term rail investment program for the Mid- Atlantic transportation corridor (Virginia through New Jersey) that will – Eliminate key rail choke points Increase rail-freight and rail-passenger service capacity Relieve congestion on the rail, highway, and air systems

4 I-95 Corridor Coalition Project Participants n Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern n Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey n I-95 Corridor Coalition

5 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Corridor Rail Service CSX

6 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Corridor Rail Service Norfolk Southern

7 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Corridor Rail Service Amtrak

8 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Corridor CSX, NS, and Amtrak Rail Service

9 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Corridor Major Highways

10 I-95 Corridor Coalition Issue: Do Rail and Truck Have the Capacity to Handle the Growing Volume of Freight? Source: FHWA, MMFAF Project, based on Reebie Associates data and WEFA forecasts 2020 Additional Truck Tons 2020 Additional Rail Tons 2000 Truck Tons 2000 Rail Tons Truck and Rail Volume 2000 Truck and Rail Volume 2020

11 I-95 Corridor Coalition West Region 100% South Region 89% Northeast Region 79% Central Region 89% Freight Growth, Regional growth rates (all modes, all commodities), and Highway links with highest growth rates (truck freight density in tons) Source: FHWA, MMFAF Project, based on Reebie Associates data and WEFA forecasts Mid- Atlantic Corridor

12 I-95 Corridor Coalition Rail Freight Flows, 2000 All commodities; rail freight density in tons Source: FHWA, MMFAF Project, based on Reebie Associates data Mid- Atlantic Corridor

13 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Rail Corridor Issues n Congested rail traffic because of increasing demand for freight, Amtrak, and commuter-rail services, resulting in inefficiencies for the railroad operators and unreliable services for shippers and the traveling public n Lack of north-south doublestack service along Mid-Atlantic/I-95 corridor generally and at specific locations like Baltimore and Wilmington where low tunnels, bridges, or catenary wires block double-stack rail access to the ports n Inability to accommodate modern, higher railcars introduced by domestic shippers and heavier marine intermodal containers being used by international shippers

14 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Rail Corridor Issues (continued) n Differences in allowable speeds and weight limits between passenger and freight rail operations, resulting in inefficient use of shared rail rights-of-way n Need for new or improved track to accommodate high-speed passenger rail service between Washington, DC and Richmond n Limited ability to route around construction and accidents, particularly on segments of the corridor with only two tracks n Limited capacity at intermodal freight and passenger rail terminals along the corridor, and congested landside access to many of the terminals

15 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Rail Corridor Issues (continued) n Need for improved safety at highway-rail at-grade crossings n Limited real-time information on freight and passenger rail operations in the corridor, and n Limited information-system links for sharing operational and other data among the three railroads

16 I-95 Corridor Coalition Project Tasks n Demand Estimates (2000, 2010, 2020) n Choke Points Analysis and Actions Physical infrastructure, information systems, operations and scheduling practices, business agreements, and regulatory requirements n System Strategies (packages of actions to address choke points) n Benefit, Cost, and Impact Assessment n Program Development

17 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Corridor Choke Points Levels of Analysis Lane Performance (Trip, Shipment) Network Performance (System) Segment Performance (Choke Point) Segment Performance (Clusters of Choke Points)

18 I-95 Corridor Coalition Products n Program recommendations for action by the railroads, the states, the I-95 Corridor Coalition, the US DOT, and Congress n Report documenting issues and opportunities n Briefings and presentation materials

19 I-95 Corridor Coalition I-95 Corridor Coalition Opportunities n Advance coordination among Amtrak, CSX, and Norfolk Southern n Identify corridor-wide rail transportation needs and opportunities, including commuter rail issues n Accelerate application of ITS and advanced rail technologies n Identify costs, benefits, and related impacts n Investigate innovative approaches to financing and constructing new capacity n Provide new forum and develop public-private partnerships

20 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Rail Operations Project Contacts n Coalition Gene Donaldson/ I-95 Corridor Coalition state.de.us Marygrace Parker/ I-95 Corridor Coalition I-95 Coalition Web Site projects/marop.html n Railroads John Bennett/Amtrak Rick Crawford/NS com Randy Evans/CSX

21 I-95 Corridor Coalition Mid-Atlantic Rail Operations Project Contacts (continued) n New Jersey Ted Matthews/NJDOT dot.state.nj.us John Powers/NJDOT dot.state.nj.us n Pennsylvania Edwin (Ran) Marshall/PennDOT dot.state.pa.us n Delaware Mike Kirkpatrick/DelDOT mail.dot.state.de.us n Maryland Dave Ganovski/MdDOT mdot.state.md.us n Virginia George Conner/VADRPT drpt.state.va.us


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