Public Open House and Stakeholder Meeting Summary

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3 Public Open House and Stakeholder Meeting Summary Sioux Falls Stakeholder Meeting A representative from the South Dakota Trucking Association attended Electronic Screening is important to the trucking industry to decrease idle time SDDOT should continue to install electronic screening at weigh stations Electronic log books are going to have an impact on truck parking facilities because the freight hauler is going to have to shut down when hours of service are reached or risk fine Electronic log books are required December 2017 No congestion areas reported Comment on intersections with turning issues. No specific locations were identified but SDDOT should always make sure freight turning movement are taken into consideration Asked how the SDDOT is coming with approval for the new LCV routes Sioux Falls Public Open House Public Attendees Expressed concern about electronic log books and how it will affect the truck parking SDDOT does a good job taking care of roadways No traffic concerns Rapid City Stakeholder Meeting Public Attendees. No comments Rapid City Public Open House Public Attendees No comments Aberdeen Stakeholder Meeting A representative from South Dakota Wheat Growers attended No comments were received but would take information back to management and if they had comments they would submit them by

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9 SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STAKEHOLDER MEETING INVITATION SOUTH DAKOTA FREIGHT PLAN Date: June 20 th Date: June 21st Time: 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CDT) Time: 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (MDT) Place: South Dakota Department of Transportation Place: South Dakota Dept. of Transportation Sioux Falls Area Office Rapid City Region Office 5316 W. 60 th St. N Eglin St. Sioux Falls, SD Rapid City, SD Date: July 11 th Time: 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (CDT) Place: AmericInn Event Center 301 Centennial St. S. Aberdeen, SD The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) would like to invite you to stakeholder meetings to receive input on the South Dakota Freight plan. The stakeholder meetings will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with SDDOT personnel. The purpose of the meeting is to present and discuss the goals, objectives and strategies identified in the draft South Dakota Freight Plan and receive your input and comments on the plan. The draft South Dakota Freight Plan document can be viewed at For further information regarding South Dakota Freight Plan meeting, contact Brad Remmich at (605)

10 SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE / INFORMATION MEETING SOUTH DAKOTA FREIGHT PLAN Date: June 20 th Date: June 21st Time: 5:30 PM 7:00 PM (CDT) Time: 5:30 PM 7:00 PM (MDT) Place: Sioux Falls University Center Place: South Dakota Dept. of Transportation Administrative Bldg. Room 250 Rapid City Region Office 4801 Career Avenue 2300 Eglin St. Sioux Falls, SD Rapid City, SD The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold two public meetings/open houses to receive public input on the South Dakota Freight plan. The open house will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with SDDOT personnel. The purpose of the meeting is to present and discuss the goals, objectives and strategies identified in the South Dakota Freight Plan. People who have interest in freight issues are encouraged to attend and participate in the plan. A brief presentation will take place at 5:35 p.m. SDDOT staff will be available with displays after the presentation to discuss the plan and answer your questions. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments. The draft South Dakota Freight Plan document can be viewed at Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house meeting should submit a request to the department s ADA Coordinator at or (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request the accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available. For further information regarding South Dakota Freight Plan meeting, contact Brad Remmich at (605) Notice published at a total approximate cost of $

11 News Release The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold two public meetings/open houses on June 20 th at 5:30 (CDT) pm at the Sioux Falls University Center Administration Building room 250 (4801 Career Ave.) and June 21 st at 5:30 (MDT) at the South Dakota Department of Transportation Rapid City Region Office (2300 Eglin St.). The SDDOT will receive public input on the South Dakota Freight plan. The open houses will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with SDDOT personnel. The purpose of the meeting is to present and discuss the goals, objectives and strategies identified in the South Dakota Freight Plan. People who have interest in freight issues are encouraged to attend and participate in the plan. A brief presentation will take place at 5:35 p.m. Comments will be accepted until July 21, 2017 For those who cannot attend the open house or would like additional information on the overall study, information is available online at The presentations and displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the open house meetings. The study team would appreciate hearing from the area commuters, concerned citizens, freight carriers, ag producers and interested parties concerned with freight movement. Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house/public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place, Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house/public meeting should submit a request to the department s ADA Coordinator at or (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request the accommodations no later than two business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available. For more information, contact Brad Remmich, Transportation Planner, at or by at

12 Public Open House Presentation South Dakota Freight Plan Brad Remmich SDDOT Transportation Planner Requirements Fixing America s Surface Transportation Act (FAST- ACT) requires states to develop a Freight Plan to be eligible for Freight Program Funding SD receives approximately $7.7 Million per year for Freight Program Eligible Projects Develop Goals and Strategies to support National Freight Goals Identify Freight Program Projects for next 5 years Goals Improve Movement of People and Goods Encourage Competition Lower Freight Transportation Costs Support Economic Growth Preserve and Maintain Transportation System Promote Safety and Security Preserve South Dakota s Quality of Life Support Access and Connectivity to Freight Facilities National Freight Goals Improve Economic Efficiency, Productivity and Competitiveness Reduce Congestion, Bottlenecks and Cost of Freight transportation Improve Safety, Security, and Resiliency Improve State of Good Repair Use Technology, innovation, and Competition Performance Management and Accountability Reduce Adverse Environmental and Community Impacts Safety and Security Objectives o Reduce Serious Injury Crashes and Fatalities o Maintain Rest Areas and Use ITS technology Mobility o Connectivity and Monitor Freight Movements o Mitigate and Maintain Mobility during Weather Events o Use ITS to decrease delay Economic Vitality o Support Freight Decision-Making and Investments Maintenance o Maintain Transportation Assets Environment o Improve Energy Efficiency of Freight Movement Total Commodities (weight)

13 Total Commodities (value) Shipments Within SD Shipments Inbound Shipments Outbound Movement by Mode (millions of tons) Trading Partners

14 International Trading Transportation System Preferential Truck Network Railroad System Intermodal Facilities South Dakota Fatalities

15 South Dakota Serious Injury Crashes Heavy Truck Crashes Pavement Condition Bridge Condition on NHS Freight Reliability Crop Production

16 Commodity Movement (Truck) Strategies Identify Deficiencies and Solutions to freight connectivity Monitor Freight Trends Use ITS to decrease delay, Improve Safety and Security Use Travel Time Data to Monitor Freight Movement Conduct Corridor Studies to improve freight Movement Follow Safety Plan Identify Freight Parking Deficiencies and Solutions Strategies (cont.) Use Pavement and Bridge Mgmt. Systems Support Aviation and Rail Plans Improve Data Participate in Multistate Freight Planning Improve Understanding of International and Interstate Freight Movement Primary Highway Freight Network Projects Projects which are eligible for Freight funding have to be located on the Primary Highway Freight Network or Critical Freight Network Interstate System are the only eligible Highways SDDOT will use funding on major Interstate Projects o Reconstruction o Interchanges o Surfacing Projects are Identified in the Plan Contacts Comments Due by July 21 Plan Located at: SDDOT.com Brad Remmich SDDOT Transportation Planner Jerry Ortbahn SDDOT Transportation Programs Administrator