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2010.0327 - Trans. Action Ontario1. 2 Toronto-Detroit Road Trip Quiz Only one entry per person No use of electronic aids Enter travel distance to nearest.

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2 2 Toronto-Detroit Road Trip Quiz Only one entry per person No use of electronic aids Enter travel distance to nearest 0.01 km/mi Enter travel time to nearest minute One prize of $5 for closest travel distance One prize of $5 for closest travel time Place your name at bottom of your entry Mapquest’s 21 March results determine winners You must be present to win!!!!

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6 6 MapQuest’s Answers as of March 21, 2010 ROUTE DISTANCE TIME mi km Tunnel h 47m Ambassador Br h 49m Blue Water Br h 54m Differences m

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8 8 DRIC: The Other Choices

9 Trans. Action Ontario9 DRIC: The Other Choices 1.Action: Improve border crossing information services in SW Ontario and southern Michigan Result: Defer need for DRIC by 6 years under DRIC Study’s traffic forecasts

10 Trans. Action Ontario10 TRAVELERS TO USA Choose now among three almost equally- long routes for travel to Detroit and other US locations. Check next two road signs for each route’s --- current border delay times (in minutes) --- distances to downtown Detroit

11 Trans. Action Ontario11 Downtown Detroit border 401 delay Via Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 184 km 20 Via Ambassador Bridge 191 km quickest Via Sarnia and Port Huron205 km 02

12 Trans. Action Ontario12 Downtown Detroit border 401 delay Via Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 114 mi 20 Via Ambassador Bridge 119 mi quickest Via Sarnia and Port Huron127 mi 02

13 Trans. Action Ontario13 Guide Signs in USA Northbound I-69 on approach to I-94 near Battle Creek Eastbound I-94 on approach to I-69 near Battle Creek at west city limits of Detroit Northbound I-75 at south city limits of Detroit Other locations to be determined

14 Trans. Action Ontario14 DRIC: The Other Choices 2.Build and operate tunnel for public transport only between centers of Windsor and Detroit, include connecting public transport services in both cities - Reinvigorate Detroit + Windsor downtowns - Reduce journey-to-work traffic on bridge - Defer date DRIC highway is needed

15 Trans. Action Ontario15 DRIC: The Other Choices 3.Improve intermodal rail service on railroad routes from Toronto to at least Cincinnati and Chicago via SE Michigan

16 Trans. Action Ontario16 MDOT’s DRIC Study Concept “End – to – End Solution” Focused only on the limits of proposed DRIC project

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18 Trans. Action Ontario18 AMBASSADOR BRIDGE TRUCK TRAFFIC AVG DAILY TRAFFIC (two directions) 10,346 9,233 21,397 AVG HOURLY DETROIT – GTA TRAFFIC (each direction)

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22 Trans. Action Ontario22 CP Expressway Drive-on TOFC service Montreal – Toronto – previously Detroit Does not require reinforced trailer Worked effectively in transport of trucks under Detroit River following closure of Ambassador Bridge after 9/11

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25 Trans. Action Ontario25 Intermodal freight Container on flat car (lifted on) Trailer on flat car (lifted on) Trailer on flat car (pushed on) Highway tractor and trailer on flat car (Driven-on by tractor driver, who stays on train) Trailer on track (trailer driven onto track)

26 Trans. Action Ontario26 HIGHWAY CONCESSION AGREEMENTS Hwy 407 (Ontario) (1999)99 yrs Chicago Skyway (2005)99 yrs Indiana Toll Road (2006) 75 yrs DRIC (????) yrs FHWA/MDOT informal estimate

27 Trans. Action Ontario27 Undiscussed result of DRIC Concession agreements include non- compete and/or pay-to-compete clauses Setting up DRIC PPP will eliminate all prospects for competitive government- supported non-highway trans-border transport for duration of concession

28 Trans. Action Ontario28 Actions 0Terminate DRIC highway planning 1Develop SW Ontario/South Michigan cross-border traffic management system 2Begin evaluation of public transport tunnel between Windsor and Detroit 3Work with railroads to improve their Ontario, Michigan, Ohio facilities and to make intermodal the prime trans-border freight transport option

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