What is the I-95 Corridor Coalition?
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is a partnership of transportation agencies, toll authorities, public safety, and related organizations, from the State of Maine to the State of Florida, with affiliate members in Canada. The Coalition provides a forum for key decision makers to address transportation management and operations issues of common interest. This volunteer, consensus-driven organization enables its myriad state, local and regional member agencies to work together to improve transportation system performance far more than they could working individually. The Coalition has successfully served as a model for multi-state/jurisdictional interagency cooperation and coordination for over two decades.
How It All Began
The Coalition began in the early 1990’s as an informal group of transportation professionals working together to more effectively manage major highway incidents that impacted travel across jurisdictional boundaries. In 1993, the Coalition was formally established to enhance transportation mobility, safety, and efficiency in the region. During the 1990’s, the focus of the Coalition’s program evolved from studying and testing intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies to a broader perspective that embraced integrated deployments and coordinated operations. The Coalition’s perspective evolved from a concentration on highways to one that encompasses all modes of travel and focuses on the efficient transfer of people and goods between modes. Facilitation of regional incident management in areas such as pre-planning, coordination and communication among transportation and public safety agencies in the corridor remains a key part of the Coalition’s focus. Today, the Coalition emphasizes information management as the underpinning of seamless operations across jurisdictions and modes.
The Future of the Coalition
- The Coalition continues to expand its perspective by paying increased attention to areas of growing national and regional concern.
- It will provide organizational and technical support to foster learning and information sharing among Coalition member organizations and others.
- It will help develop and manage information systems that will assist member agencies with system management and operations, provide a source of long-distance travel information for the traveling public, and support investment decisions of the Coalition and its member agencies.
- It will accelerate coordinated system management and operations by facilitating deployments of cross-jurisdictional and multimodal programs and services.
The Coalition will continue to be a doing organization. Our future holds a more active role in performing analyses of important regional transportation management and operations issues, and stronger ties to sister organizations such as the regional organizations of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and ITS America. Our future also holds a continuing successful partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and other modal agencies of the US Department of Transportation.
The members of the I-95 Corridor Coalition recognize that the region’s complex and growing transportation management and operations problems must be addressed through an institution that provides a mechanism for coordinating and resolving issues in a spirit of cooperation and consensus. The I-95 Corridor Coalition will continue to evolve in directions that allow it to effectively serve the needs of its member agencies and the traveling public for seamless and effective transportation system management and operations across all modes of travel.
Coalition Procedural Guidelines
The I-95 Corridor Coalition does not have a formal set of By-laws. However, since its establishment, the Coalition has adopted a number of procedures, policies and guidelines that determine the manner in which it operates. These operating guidelines have been compiled and are contained in the Procedural Guidelines Manual available as a PDF version. Since procedures are always being revised, this manual will be updated on an as-needed basis. (Click here to view Procedural Guidelines).