intermodal_home The Coalition’s Member Agencies have designated primary focus areas where coordination among multiple modes and multiple jurisdictions would be highly beneficial in furthering transportation improvements.

A committee was established for each focus area, and this page contains highlights of the Intermodal Movement of Freight and Passengers Committee. News items are shown below, and the menu on the right contains links to additional Intermodal Movement of Freight and Passengers Committee information.

The Coalition focuses its efforts on the long-distance movement of freight and passengers – the travel that stretches through multiple jurisdictions and, likely, across multiple modes. The Intermodal Movement of Freight and Passengers Committee is actively helping states with transportation issues that they cannot address on their own, and when resolved, would ultimately benefit freight and passengers in their states and in neighboring states.

Coalition Truck Parking Workshop and Final Report

To continue efforts to address and better understand the unique issues and needs surrounding truck parking along the Eastern seaboard and discuss potential solutions, the I-95 Corridor Coalition organized a workshop focused on this topic on May 1-2, 2018. Representatives from state Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies across the I-95 Corridor Coalition were invited to the workshop to address four key objectives:

  • Share recent activities to understand what is working and where
  • Develop a list of truck parking attributes necessary to create viable solutions
  • Understand the positive and negative aspects of various approaches to addressing truck parking needs; and
  • Gain a better understanding of how changes in regulations and technology could affect truck parking.

Participants came from among the Coalition’s 17 member DOTs, including staff from various levels and disciplines within each agency to bring a diverse set of perspectives into the discussions. Additionally, staff representing transportation/toll authority operating agencies and several MPOs participated.

Read the final report (pdf)

Commercial Vehicle Operations Online Portal on Coalition Website

I-95 Corridor Coalition has developed an online Portal to access information of Motor Carrier – Commercial Vehicle Operating, Credentialing, Registration, Taxation, and Permitting Requirements, Commercial Driver Licensing, Traveler Information, Truck Parking and Weigh Stations, Tolling Information, and Motor Truck Associations for each of the I-95 Coalition Member States from Maine to Florida.

View the CVO Online Portal

New White Paper: Freight Performance Measures

The Coalition, in conjunction with FHWA, recently demonstrated the feasibility of measuring supply chain performance across multistate jurisdictions, identified future data and analytical methodology needs, and outlined a set of general and programmatic recommendations for public sector consideration.  The project examined freight fluidity using three performance measures (travel time, travel time reliability and cost) across five representative supply chains (Retail, Automobile Manufacturing, Food Products, Agriculture, and Electronics).  The study also identified short-term solutions for defining the most critical trade lanes, industries, and commodity flows and longer-term solutions for improved data and multimodal approaches; and, inputs for a guide on how to implement MAP-21/FAST Act.  The resulting white paper and presentations can be found at the following links:

Member States’ Fast Act-Compliant Freight Planning Activities

In mid-2017, at the request of its members, the I-95 Corridor Coalition staff conducted extensive guided interviews with 17 Coalition member Departments of Transportation (DOTs) from 16 states and Washington, DC, to assess the status of their freight planning activities in response to the requirements of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The Issues and Recommendations report can be viewed here.

StrongPorts and Marine Highways White Board Animation Videos

The Maritime Administration is pleased to announce the launch of the new StrongPorts and Marine Highways white board animation videos.  These four videos show the importance of ports to our Nation’s economy, the challenges ports face, how the Maritime Administration can assist stakeholders through the StrongPorts Program and lastly, how we can expand the use of our waterways, rivers, Great Lakes, and Coastlines for movement of freight.

The videos can be found at the following links:

Super Storm Sandy After Action Review Final Report

A core mission of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, since its inception, has been cross-border/multi-jurisdictional response coordination for major traffic incidents. This program activity remains a high priority, and encompasses major transportation system impacts caused by any significant event, including those caused by severe weather.

As part of this program, the Coalition conducted a Super Storm Sandy After Action Review. Read More.