Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal Project Serves International Border Area Involves Proposed Intermodal Facilities Includes Linkage (Rail/Truck) to Chicago Services 4 Class I Railroads Services Manufacturing Facilities Terminal Size: Up to 900 Acres Intermodal Traffic 350,000 Lifts Today Up to 1.2 million in 2025
Project Need Additional Terminal Capacity. Better Coordination Between & Among Rail Terminals. Better Interface Between Public Road System (Primarily Interstate Freeways) & Rail Facilities. Effeciency of Business, Industry & US Military.
Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal Project Demand vs. Capacity No Action Scenario
Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal Project NEED CAPACITY, DEMAND, and CONNECTIVITY
Project Area Activities Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal Gateway I-94 Rehab I-96 Rehab I -75 Bridge overlay Detroit Wayne County Port Authority Improvements Bi-National Study Proposed Detroit River Tunnel Partenership (DRTP)
Key Environmental Issues Acquisition/Relocation Air Quality Cultural Resources Economic Impacts Environmental Justice Hazardous Waste/Materials Indirect & Cumulative Impacts Noise Lighting Social Impacts/Community Cohesion Water Quality Border Access
Project Status EIS Currently underway Community Involvement Activities Over 100 Meetings One-on-One/Open House & Formal Q & A Outreach Tools Local Advisory Council Stakeholder Meetings Enhanced Scoping Website Hotline
Proposed Outcomes Develop Regional Intermodal Capacity to Handle Future Demand of Business, Industry and the Military. Provide Freight Interconnectivity to Reduce Costs and Congestion. Create Jobs and Economic Investments. Improve Neighborhood Quality of Life.
Lessons Learned Involve Public from Outset Establish/Maintain Credibility with Private Owner (i.e. Don’t Over Predict) Maintain Project Schedule Focus on Mitigation Measures Focus on Jobs Issues