Freight Plans Planning, Preparing Staying Ahead. MAASTO July, 2013

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1 Freight Plans Planning, Preparing Staying Ahead MAASTO July,

2 Discussion Highlights LRTP, Freight Mobility Plan Promoting a Balanced Transportation System Illinois Freight Transportation System Major Freight Bottlenecks Freight Planning Keeping Freight Planning Engaged Final Thought 2

3 LRTP, Freight & State Rail Plan Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Illinois Freight Mobility Plan Illinois State Rail Plan You may access these reports by: 3

4 Illinois Freight Mobility Plan Promoting a Balanced Transportation System LRTP, Freight & Rail Plans provide strategic direction for IDOT s vision, Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow View freight mobility through a multi-modal lens that promotes sustainable practices and intermodal connections for more efficient, seamless, resilient, economical, safe and reliable transportation system 4

5 Vision Prepare for Future Illinois DOT Secretary Schneider IDOT must prepare and plan for one transportation system for the next 5, 10, 20, 40 years by integrating multi-modal planning and programming to support our economy and our way of life. IDOT s work does not end with the development of this Long Range Transportation Plan but rather it only begins. 5

6 Vision Prepare for Future Illinois DOT Secretary Schneider A system-based approach, viewing it as one transportation system, could better identify choke points in the network, and investments could be targeted to improve interaction between the modes. 6

7 Illinois Freight Mobility Plan Promoting a Balanced Transportation IDOT has role in promoting more sustainable, effective and efficient connections in order to maximize private sector logistics options. It is essential for strategic freight planning to use a multi-modal lens to tie intermodal connections across all freight modes. 7

8 Tonnage on Highways, Railroads, and Inland Waterways: 2007 Map Key to Global Competitiveness: An Efficient Multi-Modal Transportation System Between 2010 and 2011, Illinois Exports grew by $14 Billion, or 27%. 8

9 Population Growth Projection - Illinois 9

10 Population Growth Projection- Northeastern Illinois Population in Households Change Growth Cook County Balance 2,402,394 2,918, ,994 21% Chicago Balance 2,814,244 3,194, ,109 14% Chicago CBD 51,354 69,746 18,392 36% DuPage County 935,102 1,151, ,905 23% Kane County 532, , ,379 51% Kendall County 114, ,716 93,101 81% Lake County 728, , ,761 31% McHenry County 332, , ,587 58% Will County 726,238 1,215, ,580 67% Total 8,638,474 11,040,281 2,401,808 28% Chicago Metropolitan Area on Planning GOTO

11 Illinois Freight Transportation System 11

12 Illinois Freight Mobility Plan 2010/2040 In Billion tons of goods moved (30% Outbound, 28% Inbound & 42% Interstate) In % trucks; 26% rail; 11% waterways; and a tenth of 1% by air % increase to 1.7 Billion tons % trucks; 24% rail; 9% waterways; and two tenths of 1% by air 12

13 Illinois Based Freight Tonnage Tonnage (000) Growth by Mode 42% Increase % Increase 10% Increase 212% Increase Trucking Rail Water Air Source: Illinois Freight Mobility Plan (2012) 13

14 2010 Truck Flows - Third in the nation for Trucking Volume 140,745 miles of roadway 26,000 bridges 2,182 interstate miles, 3 rd in nation Warehousing-distribution facilities are now along all major Interstates throughout the state Home to 7,200 trucking establishments 14

15 2040 Truck Flows Primary Freight Network Zero Backlog for the Interstate Highway System Human Capital Plan: Enough Truckers to meet demand? 15

16 Average Daily Long-Haul Traffic

17 Illinois Freight Intermodal Terminals 2 nd in Nation in Rail Intermodal Traffic Chicago has 19 Intermodal Terminals supporting six Class I RRs CenterPoint Intermodal Center - 6,000 acres, Container/Eq. Yards, 30 million sq/ft. Facilities Illinois DOT should strive to give private enterprise maximum flexibility and access to all modes to enhance global competiveness. 17

18 Illinois Inland Ports Next Generation of Intermodal Terminals Class I Rail Multimodal Center capable of handling 1 million lifts Components: 1) International Container Activities 2) Access to High Density Corridor 3) Multiple Logistics Support Services Exhibit 6-21: Inland Ports in United States 18

19 Illinois Freight Railroads 9,400 Miles 7 Class I Railroads 3 Regional RRs 26 Short Line RRs 9 Terminal Carriers 3 rd in Rail Volume 7,821 Public RR Grade Crossings 19

20 Rail Density Illinois Central Position - 1,300 Daily Trains through NE Region 20

21 Chicago Regional Environmental & Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Local, Regional & National Benefit Average Traverse Around Chicago = 30 hrs Los Angeles - 2,200 miles to Chicago = 48 hrs 21

22 Illinois Port Districts and Water Landing Facilities- 1,095 Miles of Navigable Waterways Outbound Inbound

23 Lock & Dams Illinois between two great national assets Great Lakes & Mississippi River 5 Locks on Mississippi River & two on Illinois River approved but not funded by Congress 8 Shared with Iowa 6 Shared with Missouri 3 Shared with Kentucky 19 Public Port Districts 10 are active with only 4 operational 23

24 Wake-up Call Multi-Modal Awareness The 5-day closure of Lock 27 served as a wake-up call how freight modes are interconnected, interdependent to each other. If one component in a modal network fails, it put greater pressure on the entire state transportation system. 24

25 September th Lock 27 Closure 63 Vessels 455 Barges 25

26 Tonnage Displacement on Rail & Highways 6,100 Railcars Impact to Industry for just a 5-day delay - $15-20 million 63 Vessels 455 Barges 26,400 Trucks 26

27 USDOT Maritime Administration MARAD New Corridor Designation Upper Mississippi River 27

28 Illinois Airports 110 Public- Use Aviation Landing Facilities O Hare is 6 th in the nation in cargo activity Rockford Airport has the second largest FedEx hub in North America 28

29 Major Freight Bottlenecks 29

30 Illinois Freight Bottlenecks CIRCLE INTERCHANGE I-90/94 and I-290 Converge #1 Highway Bottleneck in Nation 300,000 ADT - 25,000 Trucks $475 million Major Reconstruction & Repair Project 30

31 Illinois Freight Bottlenecks CREATE $3.2 Billion Initiative for 70 projects $1.28 Billion committed - Federal (35%), State (37%), Local (4%) and Railroads (24%) 17 Projects completed 31

32 Illinois Freight Bottlenecks MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE Metro East Region (Illinois/Missouri) Relocates I-70 from I-55/70/64 Interchange at Poplar Bridge, 112,000 ADT - 13,100 Trucks $700 Million Project 32

33 Illinois Freight Corridor ILLIANA Expressway 47-mile Connector> I-55 in Illinois to I-65 in Indiana Reduces 26 million vehicle miles traveled Pop. growth 175% by 2040 with 45,000 more trucks serving local area Intermodal Centers $1.2 Billion Public-Private Partnership Initiative 33

34 Freight Planning 34

35 MAP 21 Basic Requirements Overview of Trends, Needs, Issues Strategic goals how DOTs to meet National freight goals Freight Policies & Strategies aimed to guide freight-related decisions and to enhance freight mobility Condition & performance of state freight system including measurements to be used to guide investment decision-making. 35

36 Freight Mobility Plan Additional Focus Strengthen State and Regional collaboration Conduct systematic inventory of bottlenecks & choke-points Establish Freight Corridors Provide alternatives for freight management strategies using smart technology & ITS Strengthen land use and transportation planning linkages Establish Performance Measures & Indicators 36

37 Freight Mobility Plan Multi-Modal Connectivity Increase modal alternatives on key freight corridors and encourage intermodal facilities Monitor the condition of the NHS Intermodal Connectors Enhance coordination with MPOs and other planning entities Conduct Statewide Congestion Plan 37

38 Freight Mobility Plan Efficient Freight Movement Zero Backlog for the Interstate Highway System Coordinate with freight stakeholders, MPOs, and others about freight needs Promote and expand intermodal connectivity Identify and prioritize freight bottlenecks Target short-line rail and port terminals for public-private funding opportunities Monitor industries logistics and supply chain response to Panama Canal Expansion 38

39 Keeping Freight Planning Engaged 39

40 Freight Mobility - Action Monitoring Plan Organize around the policies Each policy is accompanied by a set of internal action items Each policy will be tracked regarding its progress Progress will be reported on IDOT s website Include freight performance indicators in Program Development 40

41 Steps Underway to Keep Freight Planning Moving IDOT - State Planning Research Climate Adaptation & Impacts to Freight Mobility Weight & Size Impact Study Human Capital Implementation Plan Various Freight Studies (Quad Cities, O Hare Western Access, So.Cook, So.Illinois) Update ITS Architecture and Strategic Plan Intermodal & Inland Port Connectivity Study MAP 21 & Freight Advisory Committee Studies 41

42 Steps Underway to Keep Freight Planning Moving Federal Guidance & Studies Primary Freight Network, Critical Rural Freight Network, Projects of National & Regional Significance Survey, Emergency Permits, Truck Parking and Size & Weight, etc. Regional Collaboration MAAHTO/AASHTO Standing Committees & Surveys, Council of Great Lakes Governors, Upper Mississippi River Coalition Engagement w/ Freight Entities - Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC), CFIRE, Transportation Research Board (TRB), SHRP2, MPO and Regional Planning Organizations, USACE, OneRail, University Transportation Centers (UTC) 42

43 Steps Underway to Keep Freight Planning Moving National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) Chairwoman Schneider oversees subcommittees Supporting DOT s MAASTO/AASHTO Freight Policy Council/ Other Fed/Congressional Taskforces Illinois State Freight Advisory Council (ISFAC) Standing Forum Public and Private Sector Interests Governor s Export Advisory Council Assistance Interagency Port Working Group Coordination Transportation, Economic Development, Environmental & Conservation Agency Interests IDOT Planning Staff Redirection & Enhancement 43

44 Final Thought 44

45 USDOT Deputy Secretary John Porcari June 25, 2013 "By 2050, America will be home to more than 100 million additional people requiring us to move more than 8 billion extra tons of goods per year. That means our freight system which is already the strongest in the world will need to become even stronger. 45

46 2050 is 37 years from today. What were you doing 37 years ago? 46

47 1976 was just 37 years ago! 47

48 2050? Will State DOTs be prepared for 2050 just 37 short years from now? 48

49 Contact Information Kevin Schoeben Deputy Director Office of Planning and Programming Illinois Department of Transportation 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Rm 300 Springfield, Illinois