Members come to the Coalition table because of the importance of the Coalition’s work. The table is held together by members’ good will and the Coalition’s “Four C’s”: consensus, cooperation, coordination, and communication. No formal agreement exists among Coalition members and there is no payment of dues. The Coalition’s lifeblood is the work of its member agency volunteers.
Coalition membership has broadened over the years, reflecting the depth and application of Coalition projects. Recent Coalition work plans include projects that involve regional passenger and freight movements analysis, long distance trip planning on public transportation modes, development of real-time travel data across multiple jurisdictions, and quick clearance training for incident management. Within the Coalition region this had led to an expansion of the number and types of agencies that participate in Coalition projects and activities, including transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations. Outside of the Coalition region, it has led to expressed interest in participating in Coalition work.
The Coalition brings to the table the key decision makers that have or will influence the operation of the Corridor including:
- State and Local Departments of Transportation,
- Transportation Authorities,
- Transit and Rail Agencies,
- Port Authorities,
- Motor Vehicle Agencies,
- State Police/Law Enforcement,
- US Department of Transportation,
- Canadian Province Department of Transportation,
- Intercity Passenger and Freight Transportation Providers, and
- Transportation Industry Associates.
The I-95 Corridor Coalition region of the United States hosts many of the nation's vital governmental, business, industrial, agricultural, entertainment, and recreational activities. In order for the nation to thrive, the transportation facilities that serve these activities must be managed and operated efficiently. Since many of the trips resulting from these activities, whether transporting freight or people, cross over multiple state and authority jurisdictional boundaries, no single operating entity is responsible for the overall efficiency, safety, comfort, or cost of travel, or its effects on the environment.