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									  REPORT OF ACHIEVEMENTS 2004



PennPlan Moves!
Pennsylvania Statewide Long Range
 Transportation Plan • 2000-2025




                Edward G. Rendell, Governor
      Allen D. Biehler, P.E., Secretary of Transportation
Achievements
    2004




       Pennsylvania Statewide Long Range
                   Transportation Plan
             Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
          Center for Program Development and Management
                           P.O. Box 3365
               Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-3365

                      phone: (717) 787-2862
                       fax: (717) 787-5247
                        www.dot.state.pa.us



  PennPlan, an executive summary of the plan, and this report of
  Achievements 2004 may be viewed on the website. You also may
                request that copies be sent to you.
Letter from the Secretary

June 2005



Dear Fellow Pennsylvanian:

Since its completion in 2000, Pennsylvania’s current statewide long-range   As we progress with development of the Pennsylvania Mobility Plan, we
transportation plan (LRTP), known as PennPlan MOVES!, has served as         will strive to address the priorities of Governor Rendell by providing a
the foundation for transportation investment decisions statewide. Each      safe, secure, and efficient transportation system that offers maximum
year we have reported progress made toward the goals established in         benefit to PennDOT’s customers. We will continue to collaborate and
the plan. This year, however, our report serves an even broader pur-        recognize the vital linkages among transportation, land use, economic
pose: helping shape the goals and objectives of an updated LRTP, the        development and the environment. Your continued support is antici-
Pennsylvania Mobility Plan, slated for completion in 2006. As we under-     pated as we work with our planning partners and others to prepare the
take the development of the Mobility Plan, we will benefit from the         updated long-range transportation plan (LRTP). Together we will be able
lessons learned from PennPlan, many of which are reflected in this re-      to address the diverse mobility needs of Pennsylvania for the next 20
port.                                                                       years and beyond.

This fifth year of PennPlan progress reporting continues to highlight the
need for PennDOT to remain agile in meeting the needs of our custom-
ers amid ever-changing demographic and economic conditions. Other
                                                                            Sincerely,
highlights include success in reaching our targets to implement regional
Intelligent Transportation System architectures (using technology to en-
hance transportation system performance), improve congested corri-          Allen D. Biehler, P.E.
dors, and meet environmental conformity requirements. Progress to-
ward goals of increased transit ridership and adherence to “mainte-         Secretary of Transportation
                                                                            Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
nance first” priorities, however, is behind schedule. Based on these
achievements and realities, many of Pennsylvania’s transportation ob-




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jectives, performance measures, and targets will be revisited as part
of the LRTP update process.
                                                        Introduction
                                                        This is the fifth annual report of progress toward fulfilling the statewide
                  Table of Contents                     and corridor-specific objectives of the current Pennsylvania statewide
                                                        long-range transportation plan (LRTP), PennPlan Moves!, published in
                  Letter from the Secretary        1    January 2000. After five years of plan implementation, it is increasingly
                                                        clear where we are succeeding and where PennDOT may need to refocus
                  Introduction                     2    its efforts. As the development of the LRTP update, the Pennsylvania
                  Statewide Achievements                Mobility Plan, continues, PennDOT is addressing the dynamic nature of
                                                   5
                                                        transportation needs in Pennsylvania by revisiting the goals and objec-
                  Corridor Acheivements            20   tives set forth in PennPlan.

                  Conclusion                            PennDOT developed PennPlan to anticipate and shape a response to
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                                                        Pennsylvania’s need for transportation facilities and services through
                  Glossary                         78   the year 2025. The plan serves as the framework for investment in
                                                        highways, transit facilities, passenger and freight railroads, air and water
                                                        ports, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and the inter-relationships of those
                                                        systems.

                                                        Three attributes distinguish PennPlan from the many transportation plans
                                                        developed over the years in Pennsylvania and other states:

                                                            •   Public Input: Its 10 statewide goals reflect findings derived from
                                                                a comprehensive public involvement program.

                                                            •   Corridor-Based: As a result of much consultation with metro-
                                                                politan planning organizations, rural planning organizations, and
                                                                county planning commissions, PennPlan identifies objectives at
                                                                both the corridor and state levels that focus development of the
                                                                transportation system according to 10 statewide goals.

                                                            •   Measurable Objectives: Each of PennPlan’s 30 statewide objec-
2 Introduction




                                                                tives has associated attainment measures, as well as target
                 PennDOT’s Engineering Districts                dates for their implementation.
The matrix at right illustrates the relationship between the statewide       It is apparent after five years of progress reporting that adequate data
goals and the themes for transportation system development that emerged      is not available to measure progress toward all objectives. Examining
from PennPlan’s public involvement program. The public input themes          objectives whose performance measures are unavailable or inadequate
form the acronym “MOVES” that defines PennPlan. The goals and themes         will be a top priority during development of the Mobility Plan.
represent PennPlan’s long-range vision.
                                                                                       MOVES Themes/Statewide Goals Matrix
As the Mobility Plan is developed, the core intent of PennPlan will remain
                                                                                                                           PUBLIC INPUT - MOVES THEMES
– meeting the diverse mobility needs of Pennsylvania. In the spirit of




                                                                                                                                                                                      E = ENVIRONMENT
accountability, we offer this report on the fifth-year progress toward




                                                                                                                                                                     E = EFFICIENCY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E = ECONOMY
PennPlan’s 25-year vision.




                                                                                                                           M = MOBILITY

                                                                                                                                          O = OPTIONS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   S = SAFETY
                                                                                                                                                                                                        E = EQUITY
                                                                                                                                                        V = VOICES
STATEWIDE ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
The first section of this report presents the progress made toward each
                                                                                       GOALS
statewide objective, with tables showing the objective, its performance
                                                                                       1. Promote safety of the
measures, and targets. Symbols (shown in the table on page 4) provide                  transportation system.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   X

a quick snapshot as to whether the objective was attained or the degree                2. Improve the environment.                        X                                           X
to which it fell short or deviated from its intended course. The state-                3. Retain jobs and expand
                                                                                                                           X                                                                            X            X
wide objectives apply across Pennsylvania, as in the overall objective to              economic opportunites.

“improve pavement ride quality.” The report also graphically illustrates               4. Make transportation decisions
                                                                                       that support land use planning                                                                 X                              X
PennDOT’s targets for various measures against actual achievements                     objectives.
from 2000 through 2004.                                                                5. Maintain, upgrade, and improve
                                                                                                                           X              X                          X                                               X             X
                                                                                       the transportation system.
Certain targets call for progress in prescribed near-term and longer-                  6. Inform and involve the public
                                                                                                                                                        X                                               X
                                                                                       and improve customer service.
term timeframes, while other targets must be met in each of 25 years
                                                                                       7. Advance regional and corridor-
of the plan. In the first scenario, for example, the objective to increase             based planning.
                                                                                                                                                        X            X                X

urban and rural transit systems’ ridership has targets to be achieved by               8. Develop transportation
                                                                                                                           X              X                          X                X                              X
2003, 2010, and 2020. An example of an annual target is the objective                  alternatives and manage demand.

to fully utilize the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank’s loan program as an             9. Promote smooth and easy




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 Achievements 2004
                                                                                       connections between                 X              X                          X                X
innovative financing tool for transportation projects. Targets specify                 transportation alternatives.

that at least six loans be approved each year through 2025.                            10. Ensure accessibility and
                                                                                                                           X              X                                                             X            X
                                                                                       mobility for everyone.
                 Corridor Achievements 2004                                                  Time for Transformation
                 Progress toward meeting the objectives in each of PennPlan’s 28 corridors   This fifth year of publication represents the last year that the Achieve-
                 of statewide significance is presented in a table, along with a map of      ments Report will be prepared in its current format. With five years of
                 each corridor. Although specific performance measures and targets are       trends captured, the long-range vision expressed in PennPlan is steadily
                 not associated with these objectives because of their great number and      being realized, and what has been learned can be applied to the devel-
                 variety, it was still possible to clearly identify accomplishments, as      opment of the Mobility Plan. During this transition, Pennsylvania’s
                 reported by the PennDOT Districts, metropolitan planning organizations,     long-range transportation vision will continue to be implemented
                 and rural planning organizations.                                           through the projects and programs already underway throughout the
                                                                                             state.
                 While many different types of achievement have been documented in
                 each corridor, only achievements that have a major impact on the move-      As in previous years, many statewide targets have been met; progress
                 ment of people and goods were reported as progress toward meeting           toward others is falling short. At the corridor level, significant work
                 corridor objectives. Significant local road projects such as bridge re-     has been accomplished, but much remains to be done—particularly non-
                 placements are not reported here. For example, one of the objectives        highway projects. Deviations from PennPlan’s original goals and ob-
                 in The Ben Franklin Corridor is to “Improve safety and reduce conges-       jectives are one benchmark being used to verify the goals and objec-
                 tion along US 422.” Progress toward this objective reported for 2004:       tives of the Mobility Plan.
                 “Construction on the US 422/ PA 68 Interchange in Butler County was         Throughout this planning process, PennDOT remains committed to in-
                 completed.”                                                                 volving and informing the public on our transportation system’s devel-
                                                                                             opment. Regardless of plan title, PennDOT’s commitment to the plan-
                 The corridor achievements continue to report on the wide variety of         ning process will continue to set high expectations that are measurable
                 transportation activities in Pennsylvania, with the objectives remaining
                                                                                             and shared with customers and constituents.
                 constant throughout the reporting process.
                                                                                                  Achievement Key
                 Adjustments                                                                      Target met.
                 PennPlan’s conclusion notes that the plan “is designed to embrace
                 change,” and that “course corrections will be made when public input             Target not met.
                 and other factors dictate them.” Consistent with this guidance, there            Progress toward target on schedule.
                 were some small changes to the performance measures or targets in                Progress toward target behind schedule.
                 this 2004 report, but it was understood that many of the objectives,             Progress toward target not yet measurable.
                 performance measures, and targets will need to be revisited as part of
                 the ongoing process to update PennDOT’s LRTP.
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Statewide Achievements

             PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
               Objective                        Performance Measure                         Target              Achievement

1. Adhere to "maintenance first"          Percentage of PennDOT's resources   80 percent.            80 percent for maintenance, (up
policies in the allocation of financial   expended on maintenance programs                           from 68 percent in 2003), 20
and other resources.                      and projects.                                              percent for system expansion.
                                                                                                     Target met.


Objective 1: Resources Expended on
Maintenance Programs and Projects

  85%


  80%


  75%


  70%


  65%

           2000              2001            2002            2003                2004


                  Target
                  Achievement




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                                      PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                        Objective                       Performance Measure                           Target                            Achievement

                           2. Implement a statewide congestion   Completion of plan, biennial           Plan completed by June 30, 2001.     Target met in 2000.
                           management strategic plan.            updates.
                                                                 Amendment (2001): Updates as
                                                                 needed, not biennially.

                                                                 Establishment of a Statewide Traffic   New target (2004): Update concept    Draft statewide concept of
                                                                 Management Center (STMC), local        of operations for a District 8-0     operations developed and
                                                                 traffic management centers (TMCs),     RTMC with statewide incident and     undergoing validation through
                                                                 and regional traffic management        emergency management                 regional architectures. Plans for
                                                                 centers (RTMCs), with field            capabilities.                        co-locating the District 8-0 RTMC
                                                                 communications equipment brought                                            and the STMC are underway for
                                                                 on line (By linking transportation                                          initial deployment in 2005, working
                                                                 agencies and industry, TMCs                                                 in cooperation with PA State Police.
                                                                 monitor transportation system                                               Progress toward new target on
                                                                 conditions to help users make                                               schedule.
                                                                 informed decisions).
                                                                                                        Develop regional ITS Architecture    ITS Architectures will be completed
                                                                                                        for the Harrisburg Region. New       for every region Statewide by April
                                                                                                        target (2004): Develop ITS           2005. There are nine regions, with
                                                                                                        Architectures for the remaining      Districts 2-0, 6-0, 8-0, and
                                                                                                        regions throughout the State.        Southwest regional Architectures
                                                                                                                                             already complete.

                                                                                                        STMC and Philadelphia and            Philadelphia and Pittsburgh traffic
                                                                                                        Pittsburgh traffic management        management centers are
                                                                                                        centers functional by December 31,   functioning, STMC concept under
                                                                                                        2005.                                development. District 6-0 and 11-0
                                                                                                                                             targets met. STMC progress
                                                                                                                                             toward target on schedule.

                                                                                                        Field equipment deployed by          Field equipment was and continues
                                                                                                        December 31, 2001.                   to be deployed statewide. Target
                                                                                                                                             met.
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           PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
            Objective                    Performance Measure                        Target                            Achievement

2. (continued) Implement a        Identification of badly congested   Congested corridors identified and   17 congested corridors were
statewide congestion management   corridors and development of        improvement strategies developed     identified. Improvement strategies
strategic plan.                   improvement strategies.             by June 30, 2003. Improvements       complete. Targets met in 2003.
                                                                      completed by July 31, 2005.

                                                                      New Targets (2003): Second round     Eight congested corridors are being
                                                                      of congested corridors identified    studied. Progress tow ard target
                                                                      by March 1, 2004, and                on schedule.
                                                                      improvement strategies developed
                                                                      by December 31, 2004.                Improvements for eight corridors
                                                                                                           are currently under design.
                                                                                                           Progress toward target on
                                                                                                           schedule.

                                                                      New Targets (2004): Continue the     Five corridors are scheduled for
                                                                      selection and study of additional    design in 2005. Progress toward
                                                                      congested corridors on a yearly      new target on schedule.
                                                                      basis.




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                                        PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                          Objective                         Performance Measure                              Target                                 Achievement

                            3. Achieve the goals identified in the   Number of goals achieved.                All goals achieved in a timely             Activities toward four (corrected
                            updated Intelligent Transportation                                                manner.                                    from five) of the six goals are
                            Systems (ITS) Strategic Plan.                                                                                                underway. Progress toward target
                                                                                                                                                         on schedule.

                            4. Reduce the number of fatalities       Number of:                               Fatalities reduced across all              2004 fatalities totaled 1,490, which
                            and severity of crashes on the state's   Injuries overall.                        categories five percent by 2002 and        represents a 3.8-percent decrease
                            highways.                                Fatalities overall.                      10 percent by 2005 from base of            from base year total. Target not
                                                                     Fatalities                               1,549 in 1999.                             met.
                                                                        - of 16- and 17-year-old
                                                                          drivers/passengers.
                                                                        - of 65-and-older
                                                                          drivers/passengers.
                                                                        - related to drivers with
                                                                          revoked/suspended licenses.
                                                                        - related to heavy trucks.
                                                                        - related to buses.
                                                                        - involving alcohol.
                                                                        - related to failure to use seat
                                                                          belts.
                                                                        - involving pedestrians and
                                                                          bicyclists.
                                                                        - involving motorcyclists.
                                                                        - in collisions with fixed objects.
                                                                        - in head-on collisions.
                                                                        - at stop-controlled and signalized
                                                                          intersections.
                                                                        - on curves.


                           Objective 4: Highway Fatalities in Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                    Target
                              1,650                                                                                                                 Achievement

                              1,600

                              1,550
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                              1,500

                              1,450

                              1,400

                              1,350

                                      1999       2000         2001        2002        2003         2004          2005
            PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
             Objective                        Performance Measure                           Target                            Achievement

5. Develop and implement a program     Number of environmental impact        Two analyses completed per year.      Objective no longer being
to analyze environmental impacts in    analyses completed.                                                         addressed.
conjunction with the PennPlan
corridor analysis program.
Amendment (2001): Objective was
viewed as inappropriate to process
for determining environmental
impact. Impact analyses have short
lives; best performed in design
phase of projects, not for potential
development in an entire corridor.
Objective will not be addressed.

6. Consistently meet the               Number of conformity analyses         Conformity analyses performed for     Transportation Improvement
requirements of the Clean Air Act,     completed.                            all non-attainment and maintenance    Programs (TIPs) were updated in all
and achieve compliance with all                                              areas.                                Metropolitan Planning Organization
relevant environmental laws and                                                                                    (MPO)/Rural Planning Organization
regulations.                                                                                                       (RPO) areas in 2004 as part of the
                                                                                                                   2005 Transportation Program
                                                                                                                   update. Conformity determinations
                                                                                                                   were performed on the TIPs in all
                                                                                                                   non-attainment and maintenance
                                                                                                                   areas. All areas met conformity
                                                                                                                   requirements. Target met.

                                       Number of highway funding             No sanctions imposed.                 No clean air sanctions were
                                       sanctions imposed.                                                          imposed. Target met.

                                       Expansion of the Transportation       New TMAs established in               Target met in 2000. No new TMAs
                                       Management Association (TMA)          Philadelphia and Pittsburgh by June   formed in 2004 (six TMAs currently
                                       program.                              30, 2000.                             operate in the Philadelphia area
                                                                                                                   and three in the Pittsburgh area).
                                       (A TMA works with large
                                       organizations that place heavy
                                       demand on the transportation
                                       system.)

7. Incorporate strategies identified   Strategies made part of the project   Strategies incorporated into design   Progress toward target behind
under the Pennsylvania Greenways       design and development processes.     and development processes by          schedule.
Partnership Commission (GPC) Action                                          2002.
Plan and the 21st Century Commission                                                                               Coordinated Transportation
Report into the project development                                                                                Enhancement funding with other
and design processes.                                                                                              Greenway-related programs.




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                                       Development of working                                                      Initiated use of bicycle/pedestrian
                                       partnerships with local/regional                                            checklist for appropriate
                                       governments to focus on land use                                            transportation projects.
                                       impacts of transportation planning.
                                                                                                                   Appointed District and Bureau
                                                                                                                   Greenway coordinators.
                                        PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                          Objective                       Performance Measure                          Target                           Achievement

                            8. In cooperation with private rail    Doublestack clearance on strategic   New target (2002): 100 percent       CSX is completing design and is
                            interests, clear all strategic rail    corridors.                           doublestack clearance in strategic   currently scheduled to let
                            corridors for doublestack capacity.                                         rail corridors achieved by           construction in June 2005.
                                                                                                        December 31, 2007.                   Progress toward target on
                                                                                                                                             schedule.

                            9. Expand PENNDOT's Agility            Expand Agility to one new market     Execute two Agility Agreements       Two Agility Agreements in new
                            Program.                               area.                                with partners in new market area.    market area were executed.
                                                                                                                                             Target met.
                                                                   Deploy PennDOT's Ambassador          Serve 1,700 citizens through the
                                                                   Program to civic and community       Ambassador Program.                  2,000+ citizens were served in
                                                                   groups.                                                                   2004. Target met.

                            10. In cooperation with local and      Development and adoption of a        Plan developed and adopted by        The State Aviation System Plan
                            regional planning organizations,       state airport system plan.           Dec. 31, 2001.                       project was completed in January
                            create a state airport system plan.                                                                              2003. Target met in 2003.

                            11. Promote the enactment of           Number of airport hazard zoning      Number of airport hazard zoning      Work on the Airport Compatible
                            airport hazard zoning ordinances.      ordinances in place across           ordinances in effect increased 10    Land Use and Hazard Zoning Study is
                                                                   Pennsylvania.                        percent by 2005, using 1999 as the   underway. When completed, this
                                                                                                        base year.                           study will include identification of
                                                                                                                                             zoning ordinances and present
                                                                                                                                             recommendations to the Bureau of
                                                                                                                                             Aviation on strategies to increase
                                                                                                                                             airport hazard zoning ordinances
                                                                                                                                             throughout Pennsylvania. Project is
                                                                                                                                             scheduled to be completed no later
                                                                                                                                             than August 2005. Progress toward
                                                                                                                                             target not yet measurable.



                            12. Maintain depth of shipping         Continued port accessibility.        Annual channel impediments           Federal funding is not available to
                            channels to accommodate all freight                                         diminished to none by 2007.          move this objective forward for
                            ships in Pennsylvania's three ports.   Timely completion of channel                                              the Port of Philadelphia and
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                                                                   maintenance projects.                                                     Camden, the Port of Pittsburgh, or
                                                                                                                                             the upper Ohio River system.
                                                                                                                                             Progress toward target behind
                                                                                                                                             schedule.
            PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
             Objective                       Performance Measure                             Target                           Achievement

13. Improve pavement ride quality.    International Roughness Index (IRI)     IRI measurement of 104 or lower by   IRI for NHS roads was 100 in 2004,
                                      for all National Highway System         2002 and 99 or lower by 2005.        same as the previous two years.
                                      (NHS) roads, which include                                                   Progress toward 2005 target on
                                      interstate highways.                                                         schedule.
                                                                                                   2000    2010
Reduce the number of posted and       Number of posted bridges.               Postings reduced:     5%      30%    Initial target met in 2000.
closed bridges.                                                                                                    Reduction in posting since 1998 base
                                                                                                                   year is 25 percent. Progress
                                                                                                                   toward 2010 target ahead of
                                                                                                                   schedule.
                                      Number of closed bridges.               Closures reduced:    10%      50%
                                                                                                                   Initial target met in 2000.
                                                                              Clarification (2001): Tally from     Reduction in closings since 1998
                                                                              1998 base year was 1,044 state       base year is 8.5 percent. Progress
                                                                              bridges posted, 59 closed.           toward 2010 target behind
                                                                                                                   schedule.


Objective 13: Decrease in the International
Roughness Index (IRI) for National Highway System

    114
    112

    110
    108
    106
                                                                104 or lower
    104
    102
    100
                                                                                         99 or lower
     98
          1998       1999      2000   2001        2002        2003     2004       2005




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                 Target
                 Achievement
                                           PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                           Objective                      Performance Measure                             Target                                     Achievement

                            14. Implement physical and service    Number of at-grade crossings             At-grade crossings eliminated by               Design/engineering work to
                            upgrades to the Keystone Corridor.    eliminated.                              December 31, 2005.                             eliminate the last three at-grade
                                                                                                                                                          crossings of public roadways
                                                                                                                                                          between Harrisburg and
                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia continued. Progress
                                                                                                                                                          toward target behind schedule.


                                                                  Number of rail stations refurbished.     All stations refurbished by                    Design work for renovating
                                                                                                           December 31, 2005.                             Lancaster and Elizabethtown
                                                                                                                                                          stations and design work for a new
                                                                                                                                                          station at Harrisburg International
                                                                                                                                                          Airport continued. Progress
                                                                                                                                                          toward target behind schedule.

                                                                  Age of equipment.                        New rolling stock obtained by                  Equipment is scheduled to be
                                                                                                           December 31, 2007.                             replaced by December 31, 2007.
                                                                                                                                                          Progress tow ard target on
                                                                                                                                                          schedule.

                            15. Develop a 50-year facilities      Completion of the plan.                  Plan adopted by December 31,                   Target met in October 2001. Target
                            management plan.                                                               2000.                                          met.



                            Objective 13: Decrease in Closed and Posted Bridges

                                                                                                                                                                       Posted bridges
                               0%
                                                                                                                                                                                   Target
                                                 Closed bridges
                              -5%                                                                                                                                                  Achievement

                              -10%                                                                                                                Reduce by 30%       Closed bridges reduced
                                                                                                                                                  by 2010                        Target
                              -15%
                                                                                                                                                                                 Achievement
                              -20%
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                              -30%                                                                                                                Reduce by 50%
                                                                                                                                                  by 2010
                              -40%
                              -50%
                                    1998            1999           2000             2001                 2002           2003               2004               2005
            PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                Objective                      Performance Measure                          Target                            Achievement

16. Coordinate the development of       Development of a plan that includes   Plan completed by December 31,       Progress on the plan proceeded in
a statewide public transit strategic    both short-term (1 to 5 years) and    2001.                                2004 and now plans to be merged
plan.                                   long-term (6 to 25 years)                                                  with the Pennsylvania Mobility Plan.
                                        objectives.                                                                This update to the current LRTP is
                                                                                                                   scheduled for completion in 2006.
                                                                                                                   Target not met.

17. Increase urban and rural transit    Percentage increase in transit        Ridership increased by:              Ridership increased 1.6 percent
system ridership.                       ridership, using 1997 as the base     2003: 9%                             over base year. Target not met.
                                        year.                                 2010: 16%
                                                                              2020: 26%

18. Reduce dependence on single-        Percentage of Pennsylvanians who      Percentage decreased annually from   No additional reporting to be
occupancy vehicles.                     have no passengers during more        the year 2000 measurement of 27      performed.
                                        than 75 percent of their driving      (corrected from 29) percent.
                                        time.


Objective 17: Increase in Transit Ridership, from 1997 Values


   10%                                                             Increased 9%
   9%                                                              by 2003
   8%
   7%
   6%
   5%
   4%
   3%
   2%
   1%
   0%
         1999      2000      2001      2002      2003       2004




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                  Target
                  Achievement
                                        PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                         Objective                       Performance Measure                           Target                              Achievement

                            19. Eliminate at-grade crossings of    Number of at-grade crossings of      Such crossings eliminated by July       Information on which to gauge
                            freight lines by state-owned roads     freight lines by state-owned roads   31, 2015.                               progress tow ard target not
                            within strategic rail corridors.       within strategic rail corridors.                                             available.

                            20. Develop a statewide passenger-     Completion of the assessment.        Assessment completed by 2002.           Final report was completed in 2002
                            rail needs assessment.                                                                                              and promoted to all interested
                                                                                                                                                parties. Target met.

                            21. Support the creation and           Access to NHS by intermodal rail     Satisfactory access of all intermodal   Information regarding NHS
                            expansion of intermodal rail freight   freight facilites.                   rail freight facilities to the NHS      connector projects is not available
                            facilities that connect to the                                              achieved by December 31, 2010.          to allow for tracking of this item.
                            National Highway System (NHS).                                                                                      Information on which to gauge
                                                                                                                                                progress tow ard target not
                                                                                                                                                available.

                            22. Promote telecommuting as an        Percentage of Pennsylvanians who     Percentage increased annually from      No addtional reporting to be
                            alternative to traditional work        work at home one or more days a      the year 2000 measurement of 18         performed.
                            travel.                                week.                                percent.
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            PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
             Objective                           Performance Measure                            Target                             Achievement

23. Connect all public-use airports      Percent of public-use airports           Public-use airports connected by:     All targets met in 2000. Objective
to state traffic routes or high-access   connected to state traffic routes or     2003: 50%                             to be refined/re-evaluated in the
transit systems.                         high-access transit systems.             2008: 55%                             Pennsylvania Mobility Plan.
                                                                                  2013: 60%
                                                                                  2018: 65%

24. Fully utilize the Pennsylvania       Number of loans.                         Six loans per year approved through   15 loans were approved in 2004.
Infrastructure Bank's loan program as                                             2025.                                 Target met.
an innovative financing tool for
transportation projects through          Positive cash balance through 2025.      Maintained through 2025.              Positive cash balance maintained.
2025.                                                                                                                   Target met.



Objective 24: Pennsylvania Infrastructure
Bank Loans Approved


16

14

12

10

8

6

4

     2000              2001               2002              2003                2004



                Target
                Achievement




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                                                           PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                                            Objective                  Performance Measure                          Target                                   Achievement

                            25. Maintain Pennsylvania's historical             Pennsylvania's annual percentage       Annual share of 4.5 percent or              Annual share was 4.5 percent.
                            share of the annual federal                        share of the federal transportation    higher maintained through 2025.             Target met.
                            transportation budget.                             budget.

                            26. Reduce the number of state-                    Total miles turned back to local       New target (2004):                          16.31 miles of state-maintained
                            maintained road miles.                             control.                               70 road miles turned back annually.         roads were turned back to local
                                                                                                                                                                  control in 2004. Target not met.


                            Objective 25: Pennsylvania Share of Federal
                            Transportation Budget

                                                                                                                                                    Target
                            5.5%
                                                                                                                                                    Achievement




                            4.5%




                            3.5%

                                               2000                 2001        2002              2003               2004

                            Objective 26: Miles Turned Back to Local Control
                                                                                                                                                    Target
                                                    120                                                                                             Achievement
                             Miles Turned Back to




                                                    100
                                  Local Control
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                                                    80
                                                    60
                                                    40
                                                    20
                                                    0
                                                          2000          2001      2002             2003              2004
            PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
              Objective                       Performance Measure                          Target                            Achievement

 27. Decentralize Driver and Vehicle   Number of customers served "over     Percent of available transactions     Percent of available transactions
 Services through private sector       the counter," to include Internet    processed by partners increased to    processed by partners in 2004 was
 partnerships, thereby improving       customers and customers of on-line   25 percent by December 31, 2005,      16 percent. Progress towards
 customer access.                      dealers.                             up from 14.7 percent in 2003.         target is on schedule.

                                       Front-line customer service time.    Percentage of customers served        77.2 percent of customers were
                                                                            within 15 minutes at Driver License   served within 15 minutes in 2004.
                                                                            Centers and Riverfront Office         Increased scrutiny for licensing
                                                                            Center increased to:                  drivers (in the wake of September
                                                                                                                  11, 2001) resulted in longer wait
                                                                            80 % in 2000                          times. Target not met, but
                                                                            90 % in 2001                          improved from 70.6 percent in
                                                                            95 % in 2002                          2003.
                                                                            98 % in 2003
                                                                            99% in 2004                           Note: Safety Administration has set
                                                                                                                  a Governor's goal of 99 percent of
                                                                                                                  customers served within 30
                                                                                                                  minutes. As of December 2004,
                                                                                                                  98.8 percent of customers were
                                                                                                                  served within 30 minutes.
                                       Customer Service Indexes (CSIs).     Overall CSI score for counter
                                                                            service at driver license centers,    Overall CSI score was 4.43. Target
                                                                            photo license centers, and            not met.
                                                                            Riverfront Office Center maintained
                                                                            at 4.5 or more (on a scale of 1 to
                                                                            5).

Objective 27: Customers Served Within 15 Minutes
                                                                                              Target
   100%                                                                                       Achievement

   95%

   90%




                                                                                                                                                        17 Achievements 2004
   85%

   80%

   75%

   70%

           2000           2001         2002        2003           2004
                                        PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
                                         Objective                        Performance Measure                           Target                                   Achievement

                            28. In cooperation with private rail   Number of strategic rail freight       All upgrades completed by 2010.             Using input from the 2003
                            interests, invest in doubletrack and   corridors considered adequately                                                    Comprehensive Rail Freight Study
                            signal upgrade projects and allow      doubletracked and signalized.                                                      has allowed identification of
                            for accommodation of 286,000                                                                                              strategic corridors and
                            pound freight cars within strategic    Miles of rail track segments without                                               identification of 286,000 lb. car
                            rail freight corridors.                286,000 lbs. (143 ton car) capacity                                                upgrade needs. Railroads have
                                                                   restrictions.                                                                      submitted 4-year plans to make
                                                                                                                                                      infrastructure improvements to
                                                                                                                                                      become 286 capable. Projects
                                                                                                                                                      should be programmed in 2005-
                                                                                                                                                      2008. An assessment can be made
                                                                                                                                                      in 2005 of when 286 requirements
                                                                                                                                                      can be met. Doubletracking of all
                                                                                                                                                      strategic corridors may not be
                                                                                                                                                      accomplished until some federal
                                                                                                                                                      funding support can be identified
                                                                                                                                                      due to the total project costs on
                                                                                                                                                      several of the corridors.
                                                                                                                                                      Information on which to gauge
                                                                                                                                                      progress tow ard target not
                                                                                                                                                      available.




                            Objective 27: Customer Service Index Score
                                                                                                                                            Target
                              5.0                                                                                                           Achievement



                              4.0


                              3.0
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                              2.0


                              1.0

                                      2000             2001             2002             2003                2004
             PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS 2004
               Objective                         Performance Measure                       Target                                 Achievement

 29. Implement the objectives             Number of action items             100 percent of short-term action          100 percent of short-term
 contained in the Statewide Bicycle       implemented.                       items implemented by Dec. 31,             objectives were implemented.
 and Pedestrian Master Plan.                                                 2001.                                     Target met.

                                                                             100 percent of mid-term action            82 percent of mid-term objectives
                                                                             items implemented by Dec. 31,             were implemented. Progress
                                                                             2004.                                     toward target behind schedule.

                                                                             75 percent of long-term action            14 percent of long-term objectives
                                                                             items implemented by Dec. 31,             were implemented. Progress
                                                                             2010.                                     toward target on schedule.

 30. Standardize design and               Number of signing regions          Standard design and educational           Target met in 2001. Objective
 implementation procedures for            established.                       package completed by June 2000.           attained.
 regional sign systems for tourists and                                      Statewide oversight established by
 wayfinders.                                                                 December 2000.



Objective 29: Percent of Objectives Implemented
                                                                                                Short-term
                                                                                                                  Target
   100%                                                                                                           Achievement

                                                                                                Mid-term
   80%
                                                                                                                  Target
                                                                                                                  Achievement
   60%
                                                                                                Long-term
   40%                                                                                                            Target
                                                                                                                  Achievement
   20%


   0%
           1999            2000           2001          2002          2003        2004




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                           Corridor Achievements

                           TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS
                           OF STATEWIDE SIGNIFICANCE
                           While the previous section of Report of Achievements 2004 pre-
                           sents progress toward PennPlan’s 30 objectives for develop-
                           ment of the transportation system across Pennsylvania, this sec-
                           tion presents progress toward objectives established in 28 cor-
                           ridors of statewide significance.
                           These corridors are defined as collections of interconnected and
                           interacting transportation facilities that move people and goods
                           between regions of the Commonwealth and between the Com-
                           monwealth and other states. For example, the corridor that
                           connects Pittsburgh and Philadelphia includes not only the Penn-
                           sylvania Turnpike, but also US 30, US 22/322, Amtrak services,
                           freight rail lines, international airports, water ports, transit sys-
                           tems, and other facilities, all moving people and goods east and
                           west.
                           The objectives for each corridor of statewide significance were
                           based upon the long-range planning carried out by metropolitan
                           planning organizations, rural planning organizations, county plan-
                           ning commissions, and other agencies that develop regional and
                           local transportation plans. The corridor objectives were devel-
                           oped with our planning partners in a way that provides for con-
                           tinuity among their plans, offers solutions in cases where re-
                           gional or interstate plans conflict, and are consistent with state-
                           wide objectives.
20 Corridor Achievements




                           To see what has been accomplished in a specific corridor, simply
                           find the page number in the list on page 23 that corresponds to
                           the particular corridor.
  “PennDOT has established a strong reputa-
tion in reporting on accomplishments, and it
  will be important to carry on this tradition
        as they transition to the Pennsylvania
                                Mobility Plan.”

         — a reviewer of the 2003 Report of
                               Achievement




                                                  21 Achievements 2004
                           Statewide Corridors


                                                                                           New York
                                            Erie
                                    20
                                                                                                                                  10
                                                                                      11              12
                                                                                                                                      Scranton
                                                                                                                                                  9
                                            22
                                   Sharon                          15                                  Williamsport
                                                                                  8
                                                        17
                                                                  State College                                  27
                           Ohio                                                                   13                                     4
                                             Pittsburgh 21                                                        28     Allentown
                                    23             25        19         Altoona
                                                                         18                                                       7
                                                              Johnstown           16 Harrisburg                              Reading
                                    24                                                                                   5                       1
                                                                                                                      Lancaster
                                                                                            14                               2                   Philadelphia
                                                                                                      6 3 York
                                                   26
                                                                                                                                             New Jersey
                                  West Virginia                                                    Maryland
22 Corridor Achievements




                                                                         Virginia                                             Delaware
List of Corridors and Key to Maps

Corridor              Name                          Page         Corridor             Name                                Page


  1.       The Delaware River Intermodal Corridor   24             14.      The Cumberland Valley Corridor                51
  2.       The Philadelphia Suburbs Corridor        27             15.      The 28th Division Corridor                    53
  3.       The Capital Corridor                     28             16.      The Pioneer Corridor                          55
  4.       The Delaware and Lehigh National Canal                  17.      The Ben Franklin Corridor                     59
           Heritage Corridor                        30             18.      The Bald Eagle Corridor                       60
  5.       The Keystone Corridor                    33             19.      The Allegheny Mountains Corridor              61
  6.       The History Corridor                     36             20.      The Great Lakes Corridor                      64
  7.       The Blue Mountain Corridor               37             21.      The Allegheny River Corridor                  65
  8.       The Keystone Shortway Corridor           40             22.      The Rivers of Steel Corridor                  67
  9.       The North Pocono Corridor                43             23.      The Gateway Corridor                          69
 10.       The Endless Mountains Corridor           45             24.      The National Road Corridor                    71
 11.       The Grand Army of the Republic                          25.      The Parkway Corridor                          72
           Corridor                                 46             26.      The Laurel Mountain Corridor                  74
 12.       The Lumber Heritage Corridor             48             27.      The Mountaintop Corridor                      75
 13.       The Susquehanna Valley Corridor          50             28.      The Anthracite Corridor                       77


           Major Corridor Facilities :              Interstate Highway                                     Railroad
                                                    US Highway                                             Airport
                                                    PA Highway                                             Mass Transit




                                                                                                                                 23 Achievements 2004
                                                    Rail Trail                                             Port

           Other Facilities :                       Other Connecting Highway                               Railroad
                            CORRIDOR 1


                           The Delaware River Intermodal Corridor
                           This corridor traverses southeastern Pennsylvania and is part of the larger Northeast Corridor that stretches from
                           Washington, D.C., to Boston. The corridor is characterized by dense population and high congestion. Major
                           economic activities include manufacturing, oil refining, and the commerce of Center City Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s
                           Sports Complex and International Airport are located within this corridor.

                                                             OBJECTIVES                                                                             2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Improve intermodal connections and access to the Port of Philadelphia and Camden,    Phase III of the I-95 rehabilitation project (95revive) between Philadelphia and Bucks County
                           and the Philadelphia International Airport.                                             was ongoing. Scheduled completion is 2005.

                                                                                                                   Participated in streamlined Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process to extend Runway 17-
                                                                                                                   35 and complete Capacity Enhancements at Philadelphia (PHL) International Airport.

                                                                                                                   Provided short-term parking along Bartram Avenue for PHL patrons.

                                                                                                                   Plans were accelerated to improve access to the Philadelphia Navy Base via 26th Street and
                                                                                                                   Penrose Avenue.

                           2. Upgrade traffic surveillance and congestion management (intelligent transportation   Consultant hired to initiate Regional Integrated Multi-Modal Information Sharing (RIMIS) system to
                           systems) on the interstate highways and expressways.                                    connect all traffic control centers in the region.

                                                                                                                   Traffic Control Operations Center was linked with Montgomery County Emergency Management
                                                                                                                   Center to share information and provide surveillance during nighttime hours.

                                                                                                                   Expressway Service Patrols along expressways in Philadelphia were continued and will be
                                                                                                                   expanded outside city limits in 2005 to support incident management.

                                                                                                                   Additional Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, Digital Message Signs (DMS), and detectors
                                                                                                                   were installed on I-95 as part of reconstruction project.

                                                                                                                   Four CCTV cameras and Changeable Message Signs (CMS) were installed on PA 309 for incident
                                                                                                                   management during construction project.

                                                                                                                   Began operation of ramp meters at selected interchanges on I-476.
24 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                     CORRIDOR 1


The Delaware River Intermodal Corridor
                                  OBJECTIVES                                                                                                     2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
3. Invest in the Port of Philadelphia and Camden in order to compete in the global                             The capacity to handle refrigerated containers was doubled at the Packer Avenue Marine
economy.                                                                                                       Terminal.

                                                                                                            Pier repairs and improvements were made at several facilities (e.g., Pier 84).

                                                                                                            Construction on a new paper warehouse at Pier 74 South began.

4. Maintain the depth of the Delaware River shipping channel at a minimum of 45                             The Army Corps of Engineers completed a second economic analysis of the Delaware River
feet.                                                                                                       deepening project, which justified the project.

5. Implement safety and capacity improvements to US 1 and US 322.                                           Final design continued on US 322 widening in Delaware County.

                                                                                                            Final design was completed for Red Light Running Cameras on US 1 in Philadelphia. Cameras will
                                                                                                            be operational in 2005.




                                                                                                  Bucks                                                                         30
                                                                                                                                                                               276
                                                                                                          413                             30
                                                                                             611                                         276
                                                                             Montgomery                               1
                                                          Pennsylvania                              30
                                                                                                   276                                                               73
                                                                                                                                                         611                   95
                                                                                                               95                          76
                                                                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                       76   Philadelphia
                                                                  Chester         30                                                                 Philadelphia
                                                                                 476
                                                                                              30
                                                                                             676
                                                                  322                                                                           30
                                                                        Delaware                               73                                          676
                                                              1
                                                                            95                                      New Jersey
                                                                                                          30                                    95                        30

                                                                                            322
                                                           Delaware




                                                                                                                                                                                                             25 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 1


                           The Delaware River Intermodal Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                   2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           6. Upgrade I-95 to become Pennsylvania's premier intermodal corridor.          Construction continued along I-95 in Philadelphia north of the Ben Franklin
                                                                                                          Bridge for infrastructure and operational improvements. Scheduled
                                                                                                          completion is late 2005.

                                                                                                          Obtained environmental clearance for upgrading Cottman Avenue/Princeton
                                                                                                          Avenue interchange along I-95.

                                                                                                          Phase III of the I-95 rehabilitation project (95revive) between Philadelphia
                                                                                                          and Bucks County was ongoing. Scheduled completion is 2005.

                                                                                                          Construction began on new ramp from PA 320 to I-95 southbound in Chester.
                                                                                                          Completion expected in 2005.

                           7. Support the continuing efforts to reconstruct and improve SEPTA's transit   Interlocking improvements, signal upgrades, and trackwork between Wayne
                           infrastructure.                                                                Junction and Glenside continued.

                                                                                                          Improvements at key rail stations for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
                                                                                                          compliance continued.

                                                                                                          Reconstruction of Market-Frankford Elevated continued.

                                                                                                          Replacement of Broad Street Subway signal system was ongoing.

                                                                                                          Integration of SEPTA's Consolidated Control Center was completed.

                           8. Continue to invest in the upgrade of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.           No significant activity.

                           9. Support the maintenance and expansion of transit service to New Jersey.     Delaware River Port Authority's Transit Assessment Study for NJ 55 to
                                                                                                          Philadelphia PATCO Rail Extension was ongoing.
26 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                  CORRIDOR 2


The Philadelphia Suburbs Corridor
This corridor traverses the western suburbs of Philadelphia. The corridor is characterized by both established and
rapidly growing residential areas, and is highly congested in many places. The major economic activities include
research, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and retail.

                               OBJECTIVES                                                                      2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 202.                                  Designs to widen US 202 sections ES1, 300, 500, and 600 continued.


 2. Participate in the planning of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation         No significant activity.
 Authority's (SEPTA) proposed Cross County Metro.




                                                                                            309        Bucks
                                                                         Montgomery                             202
                                                                                                           Doylestown
                                                                              422                                              1
                                                                     100                                         30
                                                                                      Norristown                276
                                                           76

                                                                                                  76
                                                                30                                        Philadelphia
                                                                           202
                                                       West Chester                 Delaware
                                                                                    Media
                                                                     1
                                                                                                           New Jersey
                                                    Chester

                                           Maryland             Delaware




                                                                                                                                                               27 Achievements 2004
                            CORRIDOR 3


                           The Capital Corridor
                           This north-south corridor connects Harrisburg, Gettysburg, and York to the Baltimore and Washington, D.C.,
                           regions of Maryland and Virginia. The corridor’s land use patterns include city centers, established and rapidly
                           growing suburban areas, and rural areas. The major economic activities include technology, manufacturing, retail,
                           agriculture, government, and tourism.

                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                   2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                            1. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 15 in Adams and York            No significant activity.
                            Counties.

                            2. Improve access to the Baltimore/Washington urban areas.                    Preliminary engineering on US 15/PA 581 construction project completed.




                                                                                                    Harrisburg

                                                                   Cumberland
                                                                                                     83


                                                                                                  York
                                                                                   15
                                                                                                                 York
                                                                              Gettysburg
                                                                                                            83
                                                                      Adams                  94



                                                                                            Maryland
28 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                        CORRIDOR 3


The Capital Corridor
                             OBJECTIVES                                                                2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
3. Implement Hanover access improvements.                                   No significant activity.

4. Upgrade traffic surveillance and congestion management (intelligent      $7.0 million for new ITS technology for implementation on the Capital
transportation systems) on the Capital Beltway and connecting highways in   Beltway was programmed.
the Harrisburg region.
                                                                            Construction of the I-83 Queue Detection System was completed and is
                                                                            operational.

                                                                            The ITS Regional Architecture in the PennDOT District 8-0 area was completed
                                                                            and approved.

                                                                            Environmental clearance for the US 15/PA 581 interchange improvements was
                                                                            received.

                                                                            Opened I-81 reconstruction project in Susquehanna Township, which
                                                                            provided weave lane upgrades and interchange capacity improvements.

                                                                            A comprehensive Congestion Management Plan for York County was underway.

                                                                            Capital Beltway patrol rush hour efforts were on-going.




                                                                                                                                                           29 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 4


                           The Delaware and Lehigh National
                           Canal Heritage Corridor
                           This north-south corridor in eastern Pennsylvania connects Philadelphia to the Lehigh Valley and Wilkes-Barre/
                           Scranton area. The corridor is characterized by traditional city centers, both established and rapidly growing
                           suburban areas, and rural areas. The major economic activities include technology, manufacturing, retail, natural
                           resources, tourism, and recreation. This corridor is the southern gateway to Pennsylvania’s Pocono recreation
                           area.

                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                            2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Complete the extension of PA 33 from US 22 to I-78.                      Objective was satisfied. No further work required.

                           2. Implement terminal improvements at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton             Construction continued on a new passenger terminal building at Wilkes-
                           International Airport.                                                      Barre/Scranton International Airport.

                           3. Implement intelligent transportation system improvements in the Lehigh   Lehigh Valley variable message signs were put in place: 4 VMS boards and 12
                           Valley, Philadelphia, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton areas.                      CMS boards. Eight closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras were up-and-
                                                                                                       running along PA 22, I-78, and PA 33. Five more CCTV cameras expected to be
                                                                                                       operational in 2005. Freeway service patrol (FSP) project along Rt. 22 and I-
                                                                                                       78 began.

                                                                                                       Completed design to install additional ITS elements along Route 202 and Route
                                                                                                       100 in Chester County. Construction to begin Spring 2005.

                                                                                                       Lehigh Valley CCTV project (Phase I) was completed. Transportation
                                                                                                       Operations Center now operational at District 5-0 Office of PennDOT.
                                                                                                       Freeway Service Patrol began operations first week of 2005.

                                                                                                       Expressway Service Patrols along expressways in Philadelphia continued and
                                                                                                       will be expanded outside city limits in 2005 to support incident management.
30 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                               CORRIDOR 4


The Delaware and Lehigh National
Canal Heritage Corridor
                             OBJECTIVES                                                                                             2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
3. (continued) Implement intelligent transportation system improvements in                        Consultant hired to initiate Regional Integrated Multi-Modal Information
the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton areas.                                  Sharing (RIMIS) system to connect all traffic control centers in the region.

                                                                                                  Operations of the District 6-0 Traffic Control Center in King of Prussia were
                                                                                                  continued and will be expanded in 2005 to provide 24 x 7 coverage.

                                                                                                  Four CCTV cameras and CMS were installed on PA 309 for incident
                                                                                                  management during construction project. Additional CCTV cameras, DMS and
                                                                                                  detectors will be installed in 2005 as part of overall reconstruction project.

                                                                                                  The Chester County Emergency Operation 911 Center began to receive CCTV
                                                                                                  video feeds from PennDOT District 6-0 Traffic Control Center.

                                                                                                  Installed additional variable message signs along I-81 in Moosic Borough and
                                                                                                  Susquehanna County, I-84 in Pike County, and I-380 NB near the Wayne
                                                                                                  County/Lackawanna County line.

                                                                                                  Focus 81 committee was organized to investigate short-, mid-, and long-
                                                                                                  range improvements needed along the corridor, with a focus on reducing
                                                                                                  congestion and accidents and identifying funding for future widening efforts.

4. Support the development of the Pocono Options Rail Study (passenger rail) Scranton to Hoboken, NJ Feasibility Study and Economic Impact Analysis for
                                                                          81
recommendations from the Pocono region to the metropolitan areas of               Pennsylvania is 90 percent complete.
                                                                             Lackawanna
                                                                              Scranton
eastern Pennsylvania and the northern New Jersey/New York City region.                      380

                                                                                   Wilkes-Barre
                                                                  Luzerne                               Monroe
                                                                                                                       209


                                                                            Carbon
                                                                                      476                      Stroudsburg
                                                                                         209
                                                                              Jim Thorpe                  33
                                                                                                               Northampton




                                                                                                                                                                                   31 Achievements 2004
                                                             81                                   248
                                                                   209      309

                                                          Schuylkill              Lehigh                               New Jersey
                                                                                              Allentown
                                                                                                                 611

                                                                         Berks                          309      Bucks
                                                                                       Montgomery                Doylestown
                                                                                                        476
                                                                                                   Norristown

                                                                                       100

                                                                            Chester                       Philadelphia
                           CORRIDOR 4


                           The Delaware and Lehigh National
                           Canal Heritage Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           5. Provide better access to the recreational and tourism resources within the   Emergency repairs made necessary by sinkhole activity under two PA 33
                           corridor.                                                                       bridges completed in less than one year. PA 33 serves as a primary north-
                                                                                                           south access to the Pocono Mountain region.

                                                                                                           Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County opened.

                                                                                                           Chester Valley Trail in King of Prussia Area was extended, including a new
                                                                                                           bridge over I-76.

                                                                                                           Bicycle PA Route E was designated and signed in Bucks County.

                                                                                                           Rehabilitation of two mainline bridges on I-380 (NB and SB) over the Lehigh
                                                                                                           River was completed, improving traffic movements along this corridor.

                                                                                                           Road widening from four to five lanes and congestion improvements to one
                                                                                                           intersection (SR 3026) was completed on SR 309 just north of the City of
                                                                                                           Hazelton.

                                                                                                           New destination logo signage was placed along I-81 in the Montage Area.

                                                                                                           Delaware Water Gap Welcome Center construction was underway, with
                                                                                                           expected opening in Fall 2005.

                           6. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on PA 100.                              Design of improvements at the PA 100 and Park Avenue intersection in the
                                                                                                           Village of Eagle, Chester County was completed.

                                                                                                           Widening of PA 100 between US 30 Business and the US 30 Bypass was
                                                                                                           completed by a private developer.

                                                                                                           Construction of the PA 100/Eagle Bypass was begun by private developer.
32 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                              CORRIDOR 5


The Keystone Corridor
This east-west corridor in eastern Pennsylvania runs from Philadelphia and Reading to Lancaster and Harrisburg.
The corridor is characterized by traditional city centers, both established and rapidly growing suburban areas, and
rural areas including the Amish country in Lancaster County. Major economic activities include technology, manu-
facturing, retail, agriculture, government, and tourism.

                              OBJECTIVES                                                                                               2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Upgrade the Keystone Corridor to high-speed passenger-rail standards.                        Design work to eliminate at-grade railroad crossings continued in Lancaster
                                                                                                 County with construction anticipated between 2006 and 2008.

 2. Preserve the unique qualities of the Amish landscape.                                        US 30 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) moved into detailed alternatives
                                                                                                 analysis.

                                                                                                 Conestoga Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan was completed.

 3. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 30 in the Lancaster urban                         Preliminary engineering for a relocated US 30 between PA 896 and PA 41
 area.                                                                                           proceeded through the EIS process.




                                                   Dauphin   Lebanon                     Berks      222

                                                                 72         422
                                                                                                       Reading
                                                                Lebanon
                                                                                                            422           Montgomery
                                                                                                 176
                                           Harrisburg           76
                                                                                  272
                                                               283                            322          76                Norristown
                                                                                  Lancaster
                                                                     30                                               30
                                                                          Lancaster                         West Chester                  Philadelphia
                                                                                                                            Delaware
                                                                                                                    322
                                                                              272 222
                                                                                                          Chester          Media
                                                                                                    41
                                                                                                                                       New Jersey
                                                                                                                Delaware
                                                                                        Maryland




                                                                                                                                                                               33 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 5


                           The Keystone Corridor
                                                          OBJECTIVES                                                               2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           4. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 222 between Lancaster and      Resurfacing of US 222 from US 30 to Bushong Road Bridge was bid and
                           Reading.                                                                     construction began. Concrete patching from Bushong Road Bridge to north of
                                                                                                        US 322 was also bid and under construction.

                                                                                                        Construction of US 222 (Warren Street South) in Berks County from PA 724 to
                                                                                                        Existing US 222 / Grings Hill Road Interchange was completed and opened to
                                                                                                        traffic.

                                                                                                        US 222 Restoration Project (Lititz/Oregon Pike) in Lancaster was completed.

                           5. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 422 east of Reading.           Design for intersection improvements in Exeter Township was completed.
                                                                                                        Construction to begin Spring 2005.

                                                                                                        Draft US 422 East Corridor Needs Analysis Report in Berks Co. (I-176 to
                                                                                                        Montgomery County Line) was completed.

                           6. Participate in the planning of the Schuylkill Valley Metro transit from   No significant activity.
                           Reading to Philadelphia.

                           7. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 322 in Dauphin County.         A notice-to-proceed was issued to begin preliminary engineering to realign
                                                                                                        the PA 743/US 322 intersection in Dauphin County.

                                                                                                        Derry Township signal project was under construction and will provide a new
                                                                                                        traffic signal system for the Hershey area including US 322.

                           8. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on PA 41 from                        The PA 41 truck climbing lane near US 30 in Gap was bid and completed.
                           US 30 to the Delaware state line.
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                                                                                                                                          CORRIDOR 5


The Keystone Corridor
                              OBJECTIVES                                                            2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
9. Improve intermodal access to the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA).   The new HIA terminal and multimodal parking garage were completed and
                                                                              opened. The new train station was delayed until 2005, pending execution of
                                                                              a four-party agreement and funding.

10. Participate in the planning of Capitol Area Transit's Corridor One        Preliminary engineering continued.
initiative.

11. Implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) along the corridor.    The ITS Regional Architecture in the District 8-0 area was completed and
                                                                              approved.

                                                                              The Chester County Emergency Operation 911 Center began receiving closed
                                                                              circuit television (CCTV) video feeds from PennDOT District 6-0 Traffic
                                                                              Control Center.

                                                                              The Capital Beltway Task Force conducted a Federal Highway Administration
                                                                              (FHWA) Traffic Incident Management Self-Assessment.

12. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on I-83 in Dauphin County.           Improvements to I-83/Paxton Street interchange completed as part of the
                                                                              opening of the Bass Pro store at the Harrisburg Mall.




                                                                                                                                                           35 Achievements 2004
                            CORRIDOR 6


                           The History Corridor
                           This east-west corridor connects Chambersburg and Gettysburg to York and Lancaster. The corridor is character-
                           ized by unique cultural and historic areas, both established and rapidly growing suburban areas, and rural areas.
                           The major economic activities include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, recreation, and retail. The Gettysburg
                           National Military Park is within the corridor.

                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                    2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 30 in the York urban area.     Signalization and roadway re-alignment improvements at the new Harley-Davidson
                                                                                                        Motor Company entrance (Eden Road relocation) were completed.

                           2. Provide improved access to the corridor's travel and tourism assets.      The improvements at the new Harley-Davidson Motor Company entrance were
                                                                                                        completed. This project will also provide a transportation link to a newly constructed
                                                                                                        travel and tourism facility in York.

                                                                                                        The US 30 Passing Lanes project in eastern Adams County received environmental
                                                                                                        clearance and moved into final design.

                                                                                                        A reconstruction project to widen US 30 to five lanes between Walker Avenue and old
                                                                                                        US 30 was under construction with completion anticipated in late 2006.

                                                                                                            York County and Lancaster County were involved in a Wayfinding Signing Study. Study
                                                                                                            will identify points of interest and directional signing to support tourism.




                                                                                                               Harrisburg


                                                                                                                                       Lancaster
                                                                                                                            30
                                                                                                             York
                                                                   Chambersburg
                                                                                         Adams
                                                                                  30
                                                               Franklin                                                 York        Lancaster
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                                                                                       Gettysburg


                                                                                                 Maryland
                                                                                                                                          CORRIDOR 7


The Blue Mountain Corridor
This east-west corridor connects Harrisburg, Reading, and the Lehigh Valley to the New York City metropolitan
region. Much of the corridor between Harrisburg and Allentown is rural, and the landscape reflects the Pennsylvania
Dutch heritage. Because of the corridor’s strategic location, warehousing and manufacturing activities are increas-
ing.

                             OBJECTIVES                                                             2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Improve access and provide transportation choices to the northern New   I-81 reconstruction project in the Harrisburg area was completed.
 Jersey/New York City region.
                                                                            I-81 reconstruction project in Lebanon County continued toward a late 2005
                                                                            completion.

                                                                            Engineering completed for reconstruction of approximately 3.5 miles of I-78
                                                                            between PA 61 and Lenhartsville. Project includes additional improvements at
                                                                            PA 61 interchange and complete reconstruction of Hamburg (4th St)
                                                                            interchange. Project let in late 2004 with construction to begin in Spring 2005.

                                                                            Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) programmed expansion of park and
                                                                            ride lot at I-78 and Route 412. This lot serves as a meeting point for
                                                                            commuters to northern New Jersey and New York City. Construction is
                                                                            expected to take place in 2006. LVTS is working with NJTPA (the northern New
                                                                            Jersey Metropolitan Planning Organization) to examine issues along the I-78
                                                                            corridor from New Jersey into the Lehigh Valley.

                                                                            I-81 Widening Study was completed. Plan proposes to widen portions of I-81
                                                                            between I-83 and I-78 from four to six lanes.

                                                                            I-80 eastbound/I-380 southbound interchange improvement project was
                                                                            completed. I-80 westbound/I-380 northbound interchange is expected to be
                                                                            completed in 2005.




                                                                                                                                                               37 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 7


                           The Blue Mountain Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                     2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. Provide improved access to the corridor's travel and tourism assets.        I-80 eastbound/I-380 southbound interchange improvement project was
                                                                                                          completed. I-80 westbound/I-380 northbound interchange is expected to be
                                                                                                          completed in 2005.

                                                                                                          I-81 Widening Study between the Maryland line and I-78 was completed.

                                                                                                          I-81 reconstruction project in the Harrisburg area was completed.

                                                                                                          I-81 reconstruction project in Lebanon County continued toward a late 2005
                                                                                                          completion.

                                                                                                          Engineering process for a US 22 project in western Lebanon County began.

                           3. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 22 in the Lehigh Valley urban    Preliminary engineering for the US 22 widening project from Irving Street to
                           area.                                                                          Mickley Road continued.




                                                                                                                       Northampton
                                                                                                                                             w
                                                                                                                                           New
                                                                                                                                  22
                                                                                                                                          Jersey
                                                                                                                Allentown
                                                                                                                             78
                                                                                        78
                                                                                             22          222        Lehigh
                                                        Dauphin
                                                                     22    Lebanon                    Reading
                                                               81
                                                                           Lebanon
                                                     Harrisburg                                      Berks
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                                                                                                                                       CORRIDOR 7


The Blue Mountain Corridor
                             OBJECTIVES                                                         2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
4. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 222 between Reading and   Major construction on sections of the US 222 bypass was underway. Expected
Allentown.                                                              completion is late 2006/early 2007.

5. Improve access to the Lehigh Valley International Airport.           Final design began on the American Parkway extension, which includes a new
                                                                        river crossing in the City of Allentown. The American Parkway will terminate
                                                                        at Airport Road south of Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA) and provide
                                                                        better access to the facility.

6. Implement intelligent transportation systems along the corridor.     The ITS Regional Architecture in the PennDOT District 8-0 area was completed
                                                                        and approved. Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) endorsements are
                                                                        anticipated in early 2005.

                                                                        Lehigh Valley closed circuit television (CCTV) project (Phase I) was completed.
                                                                        Transportation Operations Center was in operation at PennDOT District 5-0
                                                                        Office. Freeway Service Patrol to begin patrols first week of 2005.

                                                                        South Central PA (District 8-0) ITS Regional Architecture was completed. In the
                                                                        long term it will improve congestion management on I-81, I-78, and other
                                                                        major connecting highways.




                                                                                                                                                          39 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 8


                           The Keystone Shortway Corridor
                           This east-west corridor cuts across the heart of Pennsylvania and is part of America’s “Main Street,” which runs
                           from New York City to San Francisco. Truck traffic is a significant feature of the corridor.


                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                         2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Provide improved access to the corridor's travel and tourism assets.   Final Design for future Exit 161 (high-speed) and Exit 163 (local access)
                                                                                                     interchanges to link US 220 (future I-99) with I-80 in Centre County continued.

                                                                                                     Reconstruction of Exit 120 interchange, including six structures and
                                                                                                     reconstruction of PA 879 in Clearfield County, began.

                           2. Maintain pavement on I-80 at an International Roughness Index (IRI)    Reconstruction of I-80 proceeded with six structures on westbound lanes near
                           measurement of 86 or better.                                              Clearfield completed.

                                                                                                     I-80 resurfacing was completed on three sections: west of the Knox exit, on
                                                                                                     westbound lanes between Buckhorn and Berwick Interchanges, and on
                                                                                                     westbound lanes east of the Mile Run Interchange in Union County.

                                                                                                     Smooth Road Initiative to pave I-80 from SR 19 to Barkeyville underway.
                                                                                                     Project will be completed in Summer 2005.

                                                                                                     Concrete patching and partial bituminous overlay completed on I-80 from the
                                                                                                     Ohio line to 1.81 miles east of I-79/I-80 under the Smooth Road Initiative.

                                                                                                     Pavement reconstruction of I-80/I-380 Interchange Eastbound lanes in
                                                                                                     Tunkhannock and Jackson Townships, Monroe County was completed.

                                                                                                     Buckhorn Interchange in Columbia County was under construction.
                                                                                                     Completion is expected in Spring 2005.
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                                                                                                                                             CORRIDOR 8


The Keystone Shortway Corridor
                              OBJECTIVES                                                               2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
2. (continued) Maintain pavement on I-80 at an International Roughness Index   Two additional projects were bid to improve the IRI measurement for the
(IRI) measurement of 86 or better.                                             remaining length of I-80 in Luzerne County. One contract has been completed
                                                                               and the other contract will begin work in early 2005 and be completed by
                                                                               October 2005. When this contract is completed, the entire length of I 80 in
                                                                               Luzerne will have been rehabilitated, including structures. It is anticipated
                                                                               that the IRI for I-80 will be below 60.

                                                                               Reconstruction of the I-80 Westbound Viaduct Bridge between Centre and
                                                                               Clearfield Counties was completed.

                                                                               The restoration of I-80 from Yarnell to Bellefonte in Centre County, which
                                                                               includes Exit 158 Milesburg Interchange, was let in December 2004.
                                                                               Construction will begin in 2005 including structures. It is anticipated that the
                                                                               IRI for I 80 will be below 70.

                                                                               Reconstruction of I-80 westbound lanes near the Luzerne County Line in
                                                                               Columbia County and lanes in both directions at the Limestoneville
                                                                               Interchange in Northumberland and Montour Counties was completed.

3. Improve access to airports along the corridor.                              Phase 2 of the Greater DuBois Study progressed.

                                                                               Construction began on Phase 1 of the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport Access
                                                                               Road at I-80. Design continued on Phase 2 of the DuBois-Jefferson County
                                                                               Airport Access Road.

                                                                               Construction of the Passenger Terminal Building at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
                                                                               International Airport continued. Estimated completion is June 2006. When
                                                                               complete, the concourse will have eight boarding gates for air travelers and
                                                                               new baggage handling facilities, restaurant and ticket areas.

                                                                               Multi-Modal Freight Transfer Center Feasibility Study was initiated by
                                                                               Williamsport MPO with SEDA-COG RPO, Northern Tier RPO and Centre Region
                                                                               MPOs participating in a 12-county study process. Study will address truck, rail
                                                                               and air freight movements. Study completion is anticipated in June 2005.




                                                                                                                                                                  41 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 8



                           The Keystone Shortway Corridor
                                                           OBJECTIVES                                                                                        2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           4. Improve access to the Sharon area to encourage economic development.                                Interchange lighting project at the I-80/PA 60 Interchange in Mercer County
                                                                                                                                  was completed.

                           5. Implement intelligent transportation systems along the corridor.                                    Wireless Backbone was installed in Clearfield/Jefferson/Elk County.

                                                                                                                                  Resurfacing project on I-80 in eastern Clarion County was completed by
                                                                                                                                  PennDOT District 10-0 using Quick Zone software to create highway work
                                                                                                                                  zones that minimized impacts on the traveling public.

                                                                                                                                  Construction continued on thirteen Highway Advisory Radio Beacons and one
                                                                                                                                  Radio Weather Information System on the Interstate throughout PennDOT
                                                                                                                                  District 4-0. These systems will be operational in 2005.




                                                                      Venango                                                    Lycoming
                                                             Mercer
                                                                                                                                   Williamsport
                                                             Sharon           Clarion                              Clinton                            Luzerne
                                                  Ohio                 80
                                                                              Clarion JeffersonDuBois                                          Columbia                Stroudsburg
                                                                                                                                                                    80
                                                                                                            80
                                                                                                                                           Montour
                                                                                                                                                        Hazleton                   w
                                                                                                                                                                                 New
                                                         Lawrence   Butler                                                          Union                            Monroe
                                                                                               Clearfield               Centre                                Carbon            Jersey
                                                                             Armstrong                           State College           Northumberland
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                                                                                                                                            CORRIDOR 9



The North Pocono Corridor
This east-west corridor connects northeastern Pennsylvania to New York, Connecticut, and New England. The
corridor is heavily used as a bypass of the congested New York City region. Recreational facilities include Lake
Wallenpaupack and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

                              OBJECTIVES                                                              2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                       Park-and-Ride facility with 129 parking spaces on SR 739 in Pike County was
                                                                               completed.

 2. Provide improved access to the corridor's recreation and tourism assets.   New destination logo signage was placed along I-81 in the Montage Area.

                                                                               Congested Corridor Improvement Studies were completed on US Route 6 in
                                                                               two locations, including Milford to Matamoras Corridor and Honesdale to
                                                                               Texas Township Corridor. Several of the short-term recommendations
                                                                               identified in the studies are expected to be implemented in 2005.

                                                                               New Park-and-Ride facility near Dingmans Ferry/Lords Valley was completed.

                                                                               Completed construction of $3.5 million paving and bridge repair contract on
                                                                               I-84 westbound between US 6 and the Delaware River Bridge in Pike County.




                                                                                                                                                             43 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 9


                           The North Pocono Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                    2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. (continued) Provide improved access to the corridor's recreation and           Completed $1.4 million construction contract for the rehabilitation of seven
                           tourism assets.                                                                   structures on SR 84 in Wayne County.

                                                                                                             Design continued for the resurfacing of approximately 16.1 miles on I-84
                                                                                                             between SR 6 and the Delaware River bridge eastbound, and SR 390 and SR
                                                                                                             739 westbound in Pike County.

                                                                                                             Construction of one overhead permanent Variable Message Sign on I-84
                                                                                                             westbound near the Wayne County/Lackawanna County line was completed.

                                                                                                             Construction continued on 13 Highway Advisory Radio Beacons and one
                                                                                                             Roadway Weather Information System on the interstates throughout PennDOT
                                                                                                             District 4-0. These systems will be operational in 2005.

                           3. Support the development of the Pocono Options Rail Study (passenger rail)      Preliminary Engineering for this rail link continued. Public meetings were
                           recommendations from the Pocono region to the metropolitan areas of               held in July 2004 to solicit input for the project. The project Environmental
                           eastern Pennsylvania and the northern New Jersey/New York City region.            Assessment will be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in
                                                                                                             April 2005.




                                                                                                     Wayne

                                                                                                                       New York
                                                                                                Honesdale
                                                                               Lackawanna
                                                                                 Scranton

                                                                                                          84
                                                                                        380                                Milford
                                                                                                                   Pike
                                                                                                                                206
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                                                                                                                              New Jersey
                                                                                                                                          CORRIDOR 10



The Endless Mountains Corridor
This north-south corridor connects northeastern Pennsylvania to Central New York State and Canada.

                             OBJECTIVES                                                                    2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                         No significant activity.

2. Provide improved access to the corridor's recreation and tourism assets.     Construction on the I-81 Welcome Center in the Great Bend area of
                                                                                Susquehanna County was approximately 60 percent complete. Anticipated
                                                                                opening date is May 2005.

                                                                                Design continued for the resurfacing of approximately 13.5 miles on I-81
                                                                                northbound between SR 547 and SR 171 in Susquehanna County.

                                                                                New destination logo signage was placed along I-81 in the Montage Area.

                                                                                Formal dedication of the Casey Highway Scenic Byway was held in Fall 2004.

                                                                                Focus 81 committee was organized to investigate short-, mid-, and long-
                                                                                range improvements needed along the corridor, with a focus on reducing
                                                                                congestion and accidents and identifying funding for future widening efforts.




                                                                          New York



                                                                  Susquehanna         81




                                                                                           Lackawanna
                                                             Wyoming
                                                                                                Scranton
                                                                                           81




                                                                                                                                                                45 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 11



                           The Grand Army of the Republic Corridor
                           This east-west corridor is northern Pennsylvania’s “Main Street.” It is consistently rated as one of the most scenic
                           drives in the nation. In addition to connecting many small towns and villages, the corridor boasts numerous
                           recreational areas, including the Allegheny National Forest and several state parks and forests. The corridor
                           provides access to much of Pennsylvania’s hardwood resource.

                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                              2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Preserve the unique scenic qualities of the corridor.                       Route 6 was designated as a Heritage Park, and the final wayfinding signage
                                                                                                          was completed.

                                                                                                          Visitor center in Warren was completed.

                                                                                                          Right-of-way was acquired for scenic overlook transportation enhancement
                                                                                                          project in Sullivan County. Design and planning for this multipurpose facility
                                                                                                          began.

                                                                                                          Construction on the I-81 Welcome Center in Susquehanna County was
                                                                                                          approximately 60 percent complete. The anticipated opening date is May
                                                                                                          2005.

                            2. Provide improved access to the corridor's recreation and tourism assets.   Formal dedication of the Casey Highway Scenic Byway was held in Fall 2004.

                                                                                                          Construction for the rehabilitation, resurfacing, and restoration of the SR
                                                                                                          3011 access road to the Kinzua Bridge near Mount Jewitt was completed.

                                                                                                          Port Allegany Phase 1-2 Streetscapes were funded; signage and management
                                                                                                          action plan were underway.

                                                                                                          Micro-surface on US 6 west of Wyalusing in Bradford County and slide repair
                                                                                                          on US 6 near Rexford in Tioga County were under construction.

                                                                                                          Cable guide rail on US 6 in Bradford County was upgraded. Less that 2,000
                                                                                                          feet of cable guide rail remains on US 6 in Bradford and Tioga Counties.
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                                                                                                                                                CORRIDOR11



The Grand Army of the Republic Corridor
                             OBJECTIVES                                                                   2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
2. (continued) Provide improved access to the corridor's recreation and           Bradford County Airport Terminal Building and hangar structures were
tourism assets.                                                                   completed. Interior work to be completed by January 2005.

                                                                                  Bradford County SR 6006, River Relief Route Project in Towanda was opened
                                                                                  to traffic.

                                                                                  Upper Susquehanna Valley intermodal trail system (enhancement project) was
                                                                                  under construction. Part of the trail in Towanda Borough was available for
                                                                                  public use.

                                                                                  Russell Hill to Black Walnut (Wyoming County) Section Reconstruction began
                                                                                  with completion anticipated in 2005.

                                                                                  Construction for the rehabilitation, resurfacing, and restoration on US 6 from
                                                                                  Mina to Coudersport in Eulalia and Roulette Townships was completed.

                                                                                  The US Route 6 project was approximately 50% complete. When finished in
                                                                                  2005, the majority of US 6 between Tunkhannock and the Bradford County
                                                                                  line will have been rehabilitated within the past four years.

                                                                                  The Central Bradford Transportation Improvements Project was completed
                                                                                  and open to traffic. This project included highway, pedestrian trail, and
                                                                                  railroad relocation.




                                      Erie                                           New York
                                         Erie
                                                6                    Bradford                                               Susquehanna
                                                                                              Wellsboro       Towanda
                           Ohio          Crawford      62                McKean      6
                                        Meadville           Warren                              Tioga        Bradford   6
                                                                                    Potter
                                                                                                                        Wyoming      Scranton


                                                                                                                             Lackawanna




                                                                                                                                                                   47 Achievements 2004
                            CORRIDOR 12


                           The Lumber Heritage Corridor
                           This north-south corridor traverses the mountains of north-central Pennsylvania. The corridor also provides vital
                           connections to Elmira and Corning, New York, and to Canada. The corridor provides access to several well-known
                           natural features, including the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.
                                                          OBJECTIVES                                                                     2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                            1. Preserve the unique scenic qualities of the corridor.                             Construction of the US 15 Market Street Bridge Replacement project in
                                                                                                                 Williamsport began. Completion is anticipated in 2007. Downtown
                                                                                                                 Williamsport Revitalization Vision projects complementing the bridge project
                                                                                                                 have been identified and scoped.

                                                                                                                 Requests for proposal for design of the Conference Center, Transit Centre
                                                                                                                 Expansion, Church Street Transportation Center, Civic Complex, and
                                                                                                                 Susquehanna Riverwalk have been issued. Design of these projects will
                                                                                                                 proceed in 2005. Construction activity on various projects anticipated to
                                                                                                                 start in 2006.

                            2. Provide improved access to the corridor's travel and tourism assets.              Since it opened to the public in late April, 2003, the Route 15 Welcome
                                                                                                                 Center has conducted 247,516 travel counseling sessions to an estimated
                                                                                                                 371,274 customers personally served in the Tourist Information Area of the
                                                                                                                 Welcome Center facility.

                            3. Complete the Pine Creek Rail Trail from US 6 to Jersey Shore (US 220).            Ansonia to Wells Junction section in Tioga County was under design and
                                                                                                                 scheduled to be let in summer of 2005.

                                                                                                                 Pine Creek Rail Trail construction from US 220 bridge overpass to Jersey
                                                                                                                 Shore Borough was near completion. Construction of trail section, trailhead
                                                                                                                 facilities and bridge painting to occur in 2005. This will complete the 38-mile
                                                                                                                 portion of the trail in Lycoming County.


                                                                                                                 New York

                                                                                             Tioga                                 220
                                                                                            Wellsboro                            Towanda
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                                                                                                            15             Bradford

                                                                                                                             Sullivan
                                                                                                Lycoming
                                                                                                      Williamsport
                                                                                                      220
                                                                                                                      15
                                                                                                                                        CORRIDOR 12


The Lumber Heritage Corridor
                             OBJECTIVES                                                            2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
4. Enhance safety and reduce congestion along US 15 from Williamsport to   Construction of Blossburg to Mansfield section was completed. Ribbon cutting
New York.                                                                  was held in October 2004.

                                                                           Construction on the US 15 Bridge over PA 49 north of Lawrenceville was
                                                                           completed.

                                                                           The earthwork portion for the remaining section between Tioga and the New
                                                                           York State line was let. Structures will be let in Fall 2005, paving in Fall 2006,
                                                                           and completion scheduled for 2008.

5. Improve access to the Williamsport Regional Airport.                    Engineering of the Williamsport Regional Airport Access Road to I-180
                                                                           continued. Construction is being coordinated with the Army Corp of
                                                                           Engineers levee project and is anticipated to begin 2008.




                                                                                                                                                                49 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 13


                           The Susquehanna Valley Corridor
                           This north-south corridor parallels the Susquehanna River and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from
                           Harrisburg to Williamsport. It is an important East Coast connection that links the mid-Atlantic states to New York
                           and Canada.

                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                                 2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 15 in Snyder and Union              Construction of two additional lanes on PA 147 from Milton to I-80 was
                           Counties.                                                                         completed and open to traffic.

                                                                                                             Preliminary engineering continued on US 15 Central Susquehanna Valley
                                                                                                             Transportation Project (CSVT).

                                                                                                             US 15 Corridor Study north of I-80 to South Williamsport was completed.

                            2. Improve access to the Williamsport Regional Airport.                          Engineering of the Williamsport Regional Airport Access Road to I-180
                                                                                                             continued. Construction is being coordinated with the Army Corp of
                                                                                                             Engineers levee project and is anticipated to begin 2008.



                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                    Lycoming
                                                                                             Williamsport
                                                                                                             180




                                                                                                   Union
                                                                                                                   Sunbury
                                                                                             Snyder           11   Northumberland
                                                                                                              15
                                                                                         Juniata
                                                                                                              Dauphin
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                                                                                         Perry
                                                                                                                   Harrisburg
                                                                                                   15
                                                                                      Cumberland        15
                                                                                                                                           CORRIDOR 14



The Cumberland Valley Corridor
This north-south corridor connects Harrisburg to Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Truck traffic along the
corridor is significant, as it is used as a bypass of the heavily congested Northeast Corridor (I-95).


                               OBJECTIVES                                                               2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Create intermodal opportunities within the corridor.                           I-81 Transportation and Land Use Study in Cumberland County continued. I-81
                                                                                  Exits 29 and 48/49 were selected for more extensive study.

 2. Coordinate I-81 initiatives with Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.       The I-81 Widening Study between the Maryland line and I-78 was completed
                                                                                  and proposes to widen portions of I-81 between PA 581 and the Maryland state
                                                                                  line from four to six lanes.

                                                                                  In September, Pennsylvania participated in the Multi State Task Force
                                                                                  Conference which consists of Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland,
                                                                                  New York and Pennsylvania DOTs as well as FHWA. The focus of the
                                                                                  conference was to keep the states along the I-81 corridor apprised of what
                                                                                  each other is doing with regard to capacity-added improvements and
                                                                                  revenue enhancements on I-81.

                                                                                  New interchange on I-81 (Exit 17) was under construction at Walker Road with
                                                                                  completion anticipated in late 2005.

                                                                                  Resurfacing project on I-81 in the Chambersburg area between Exit 16 and
                                                                                  Exit 20 was under construction with completion anticipated in late 2005.



                                                                                                   81
                                                                                                               Harrisburg
                                                                                  Carlisle


                                                                              Cumberland




                                                                                                                                                                 51 Achievements 2004
                                            Chambersburg       81


                                               Franklin



                                         Maryland
                                               Hagerstown
                           CORRIDOR 14


                           The Cumberland Valley Corridor
                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                               2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           3. Work with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern on upgrades to the     No significant activity.
                           Harrisburg to Hagerstown line.

                           4. Implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) along the corridor.   The Cumberland County interchange study focusing on Exits 48/49 and Exit 29
                                                                                                       proceeded to the traffic modeling phase and recommendations will be made
                                                                                                       for land development in and around the interchange areas for use by the local
                                                                                                       municipalities. The study is scheduled to be completed in early 2005.

                                                                                                       $3.0 million for new ITS technology was programmed for the east shore of
                                                                                                       the Capital Beltway.

                                                                                                       The US 11/15 and 21st Street intersection improvement project in Camp Hill
                                                                                                       Borough was bid for construction.

                                                                                                       South Central PA (District 8-0) ITS Regional Architecture was completed. In
                                                                                                       the long term it will improve congestion management on I-81, PA 581, and
                                                                                                       other major connecting highways.
52 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                   CORRIDOR 15


The 28th Division Corridor
This corridor connects the Harrisburg and State College areas (via I-80) to northwestern Pennsylvania (I-79). The
corridor is used as a gateway from central Pennsylvania to the midwestern United States.

                            OBJECTIVES                                          2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Enhance safety and reduce congestion on US 22/322.    Overhead message boards were programmed to be installed in the vicinity of
                                                         the Clarks Ferry Bridge to address safety and congestion issues.

                                                         US 322 Shippenville Intersection improvements were completed.

                                                         South Central PA (District 8-0) ITS Regional Architecture was completed. In
                                                         the long term it will improve congestion management on US 22/322 and other
                                                         major connecting highways.

                                                         Construction began on the Traffic Relief Project around Philipsburg Borough in
                                                         Centre County. The improvements will relieve congestion on Routes 322 and
                                                         53.

                                                         Construction was initiated on the middle section of US 22/322 Lewistown
                                                         Narrows in Mifflin and Juniata Counties.




                                                                                                                                          53 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 15


                           The 28th Division Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                                               2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. Create intermodal opportunities within the corridor.                                                Greater DuBois Intermodal Facility was progressing with a Phase 2 study.

                                                                                                                                  Whiterock project was underway along with various grade crossing
                                                                                                                                  improvement projects.

                           3. Develop and implement Corridor "O" improvements in Centre and                                       No significant activity.
                           Clearfield Counties.




                                                             Crawford
                                                          Meadville

                                               Ohio
                                                                    Franklin
                                                        Sharon
                                                                  Venango   322   Clarion
                                                         Mercer
                                                                               Clarion
                                                                                            Jefferson DuBois                       Centre
                                                                                                                   322
                                                                                                      Clearfield
                                                                                                                                   State College
                                                                                                                                           Mifflin
                                                                                                                                         22               22    Dauphin
                                                                                                                                        522              322
                                                                                                                             22               Juniata
                                                                                                                                                        Perry            22

                                                                                                                         Huntingdon                                322   Harrisburg
                                                                                                                                  522

                                                                                                                                                   Cumberland
54 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                      CORRIDOR 16


The Pioneer Corridor
This east-west corridor connects Harrisburg to western Pennsylvania. This corridor pioneered transportation in
North America and is responsible for some of the world’s most significant transportation engineering feats,
including the Pennsylvania Canal’s Allegheny Portage Railroad; the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Horseshoe Curve; America’s
first superhighway, the Pennsylvania Turnpike; and the Inclined Plane in Johnstown. Aside from Pittsburgh and
Harrisburg, there are several significant population areas within this corridor, including Lewistown, Altoona,
Johnstown, and Greensburg.

                             OBJECTIVES                                                         2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Continue to implement safety and congestion improvements to US 22.   Overhead message boards were programmed to be installed in the vicinity of
                                                                         the Clarks Ferry Bridge to address safety and congestion issues.

                                                                         Construction of US 22 in Cambria County began. Scheduled completion is
                                                                         Summer 2007.

                                                                         Reconstruction of the 3.6-mile section of US 22 near Gas Center, Indiana
                                                                         County was completed.

                                                                         Right-of-way acquisition activities were initiated for the US 22 Penn View
                                                                         Summit reconstruction and widening project in Indiana County. Construction
                                                                         bid letting is anticipated in Spring 2005.

                                                                         Reconstruction of a four-mile section of US 22 in Murrysville, Westmoreland
                                                                         County, from the Cozy Inn cut off to Delmont was let for construction.
                                                                         Scheduled start of construction is 2005 with completion anticipated in Fall
                                                                         2007.

                                                                         Design and Right of Way for reconstruction of US 22 in Westmoreland County
                                                                         from New Alexandria to the Indiana County Line was underway.




                                                                                                                                                       55 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 16


                           The Pioneer Corridor
                                                       OBJECTIVES                                                              2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. (continued) Continue to implement safety and congestion improvements to   $1.67 Million was awarded for reconstruction of T-444 and US 22 intersection
                           US 22.                                                                       near Canoe Creek State Park to accommodate future Lower Trail connection
                                                                                                        to Park.

                                                                                                        Engineering underway for on-system improvements to the PA 56 corridor
                                                                                                        through the West End in City of Johnstown.

                                                                                                        Study completed in the Richland Township area of PA 56 East focusing on
                                                                                                        reducing congestion along the Scalp Avenue corridor.

                                                                                                        Surface improvements were completed for the ramps at the US 22 and PA 217
                                                                                                        Interchange in Blairsville, Indiana County.

                                                                                                        The second phase of construction began on the existing US 22 in Indiana
                                                                                                        County to put into place a new concrete four-lane roadway including jug
                                                                                                        handles to facilitate turns to the Cambria County Line from PA 403.

                                                                                                        Construction on US 22 in Westmoreland County from Murrysville to Export
                                                                                                        eastbound lanes was completed. Construction began on the westbound lanes.
                                                                                                        Right of way acquisitions and utility upgrades began on the next section of SR
                                                                                                        22 from Export to Delmont. The widening project will provide four traffic
                                                                                                        lanes with a median divider and openings in the median to allow for left turn
                                                                                                        lanes at intersections.
56 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                 CORRIDOR 16


The Pioneer Corridor
                              OBJECTIVES                                                                                                  2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
2. Create intermodal opportunities within the corridor.                                             The transportation study of improved access to the Hollidaysburg Keystone
                                                                                                    Opportunity Expansion Zone (KOEZ) site on US 22 was completed.

                                                                                                    Final Design on runway safety areas and a hanger access roadway at the Blair
                                                                                                    County Airport continued. Construction is anticipated in 2005.

                                                                                                    Construction was completed on the runway extension at the Bedford County
                                                                                                    Airport.

                                                                                                    Initial phases for the interchange completion of the I-79/Parkway ramps
                                                                                                    project were completed with construction to begin 2006.

                                                                                                    Construction was started on a new five-mile-long rail line from Saltsburg
                                                                                                    (Kiski River) to the Keystone Power Plant at Shelocta.

3. Improve access to the City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport,                      Phase I of West End Bridge reconfiguration project was completed.
and the Port of Pittsburgh.
                                                                                                    Rehabilitation and reconstruction of the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel
                                                                                                    project was finalized.

                                                                                                    Initial phases for the interchange completion of the I-79/Parkway ramps
                                                                                                    project have been completed with construction to begin in 2006.

                                                                                                    Construction and rehabilitation completed on Port Authority's Wabash High
                                                                                                    Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) facility which links PA 51, via Woodruff Street and
                                                                                                    the century-old Wabash Tunnel, with West Carson Street.




                                                 Armstrong

                                                               Indiana                                              Mifflin
                                         76                                                Blair                                     22
                                                                             Cambria                           22                   322
                                    Pittsburgh                                         Altoona 22             522
                                                                                                                     Juniata
                                                                     22                                                                    Dauphin
                                                 Westmoreland                                                                  Perry




                                                                                                                                                                                    57 Achievements 2004
                                    Allegheny     Greensburg              Johnstown              Huntingdon
                                                                                                        522
                                                                                                                                            Harrisburg
                                                                30              56                                             76
                                                        76
                                                                                                 76         Franklin   Cumberland
                                                              Somerset           Bedford                    Chambersburg
                                                                                                Fulton 30
                                                                                  Bedford
                                                             Somerset

                                                                                     Maryland
                           CORRIDOR 16


                           The Pioneer Corridor
                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                                2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           4. Explore the feasibility of high-speed passenger rail service within the   No significant activity.
                           corridor.

                           5. Provide access to the corridor's recreation and tourism assets.           An enhancement project was bid and completed to construct the historic
                                                                                                        Newville Borough streetscape, the Shippensburg trail head, and the
                                                                                                        Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

                                                                                                        Construction on the Keystone Viaduct Trail, Meyersdale Trail, and Sandpatch
                                                                                                        Trail began. Completion is anticipated in 2005.

                                                                                                        Construction began on the Seven Points Access project to improve access to
                                                                                                        Lake Raystown in Huntingdon County on PA 26.

                                                                                                        Portions of the Cumberland Valley Rail/Trail were completed and opened for
                                                                                                        public use.

                                                                                                        Construction completed on Wynn/Clara Tredway Trail in Westmoreland
                                                                                                        County. Wynn/Clara Tredway Trail is part of the Millennium Trail from
                                                                                                        Harrisburg to Pittsburgh.

                           6. Continue to modernize the Johnstown/Cambria County Airport.               Work on the Airport's Master Plan Update continued with 95 percent of the
                                                                                                        study completed.
58 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                     CORRIDOR 17


The Ben Franklin Corridor
                             OBJECTIVES                                                           2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Create intermodal opportunities within the corridor.                     Design work on the eight-mile extension of the Ghost Town Trail
                                                                            Transportation Enhancement Project, that will connect a planned community
                                                                            park in Nanty Glo Borough with Ebensburg Borough, was completed and
                                                                            advertised for construction bids. Construction planned for Spring 2005.

                                                                            Design was completed on the Indiana Safe Routes to School Project.
                                                                            Construction to begin in Spring 2005.

                                                                            Construction was completed on the six-mile extension of the Lower Trail
                                                                            Rails-to-Trails Transportation Enhancement Project that will connect the
                                                                            Borough of Williamsburg to Canoe Creek State Park.

                                                                            Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) completed the Indiana
                                                                            Multimodal Mobility Study, which identified ways to preserve the operational
                                                                            effectiveness of the existing transportation network while improving safety
                                                                            across all modes and providing for future community growth.

2. Improve safety and reduce congestion along US 422.                       Construction on the US 422/ PA 68 Interchange in Butler County was
                                                                            completed.




                                       New Castle
                            Ohio                          Butler
                                     Lawrence       422              Armstrong
                                                            Butler   Kittanning
                                                                                      Indiana




                                                                                                                                                           59 Achievements 2004
                                                                             422
                                                                                        Indiana
                                                                                                   Cambria        Blair
                                                                                                                          22
                                                                                                                 Altoona
                                                                                                   Johnstown
                           CORRIDOR 18


                           The Bald Eagle Corridor
                           This north-south corridor connects West Virginia and Maryland to Altoona, State College, I-80 and Williamsport in
                           central Pennsylvania. Most of the major transportation facilities in the corridor are new, and are leading to
                           considerable economic development and tourism.

                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                                           2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Upgrade US 220 and US 322 from Altoona to State College.                            Construction progressing.

                           2. Develop and implement Corridor "O" improvements in Centre County.                   No significant activity.




                                                                                                                         Lycoming
                                                                                                        Clinton           Williamsport
                                                                                                                       220
                                                                                                          Lock Haven
                                                                                                 Centre

                                                                                                  220    State College
                                                                                           322
                                                                                                           322

                                                                                   Blair          26

                                                                                   Altoona Huntingdon
                                                                              99
                                                                                           Huntingdon
                                                                      Bedford        26


                                                                      Bedford              McConnellsburg
                                                                                          Fulton
                                                                      220            70
60 Corridor Achievements




                                                                            Maryland
                                                                                                                                     CORRIDOR 19


The Allegheny Mountains Corridor
This north-south corridor links DuBois and Bradford to West Virginia and Maryland to the south, and Buffalo and
Canada to the north. The corridor is an important international trade route, connecting Canada to the markets of
the southern United States. The corridor also provides access to Pennsylvania’s significant mineral and forest
resources.

                             OBJECTIVES                                                         2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Upgrade US 119 and US 219 to reduce congestion and improve safety.   The Design Build/Best Value South Somerset Resurfacing project in Somerset
                                                                         County was let.

                                                                         Final design of the Bradford Bypass upgrade project, US 219 in McKean
                                                                         County, continued. Project includes four-lane reconstruction and several
                                                                         structural improvements.

                                                                         Final design and right-of-way acquisition continued for reconstruction and
                                                                         new center turn lane on US 219 in City of DuBois from SR 4019 to PA 830.
                                                                         Project was let in September 2004.

                                                                         Construction of the PA 56/US 219 Interchange Bridge and Auxiliary lanes
                                                                         between the Galleria and Scalp Avenue Interchanges of US 219 were
                                                                         completed.

                                                                         Construction begun on the Relocated SR 3093, the old US 119 Sony Access Ring
                                                                         Road.




                                                                                                                                                        61 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 19


                           The Allegheny Mountains Corridor
                                                                            New York

                                                                            Bradford

                                                                                  McKean
                                                                           219


                                                                                 Elk


                                                                       DuBois
                                                         Jefferson

                                                             119                 Clearfield
                                                                     219
                                                          Indiana
                                                         Indiana

                                                             56     Cambria
                                           Westmoreland
                                                Greensburg           Johnstown

                                                             219
                                               119
                                                          Somerset
                                                         Somerset
                                             Fayette


                                     West Virginia     Maryland
62 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                         CORRIDOR 19


The Allegheny Mountains Corridor
                              OBJECTIVES                                                          2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
2. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                     Construction was completed on the first two phases of the Mahoning Shadow
                                                                            Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail which provides intermodal transportation
                                                                            opportunities in the Punxsutawney Borough Area, Jefferson County, along US
                                                                            119 and PA 36.

                                                                            Construction started on the runway extension project at the Arnold Palmer
                                                                            Regional Airport in Westmoreland County.

3. Provide better access to the corridor's recreation and tourism assets.   Continued construction of the Hoodlebug Trail Extension to connect the
                                                                            Hoodlebug and Ghost Town Trail to the Borough of Blairsville.




                                                                                                                                                         63 Achievements 2004
                            CORRIDOR 20

                           The Great Lakes Corridor
                           This east-west corridor, which passes through Erie, connects the industrial cities along the Great Lakes, including
                           Buffalo and Cleveland. Truck and rail traffic is significant. The Port of Erie is a major Great Lakes port. The
                           corridor provides access to recreational areas, including Presque Isle State Park.

                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                                  2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Improve access to the east side of the City of Erie and Port of Erie.           Bayfront Connector (East Side Access Highway section from McClelland
                                                                                                              Avenue to Broad Street) was completed and opened to traffic.

                           2. Designate Southern Tier Expressway (PA 17) as I-86.                             Objective accomplished in 2000.

                           3. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                            Engineering started to improve the "four corners" around the Erie
                                                                                                              International Airport as well as the upgrades of Asbury Road in preparation for
                                                                                                              the Airport Expansion.

                                                                                                              Traffic and planning studies are underway on the Bayfront in conjunction with
                                                                                                              the various transit providers.

                           4. Complete the Seaway Bike Trail from New York to Ohio.                           Objective accomplished in 2000, and studies started to prepare a Corridor
                                                                                                              Management Plan for the Seaway Trail.

                           5. Implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) along the corridor.          Regional Stakeholder meetings being held for ITS Architecture Project. This
                                                                                                              will develop and deploy a regional transportation technology infrastructure.
                                                                                                              Scheduled completion is early 2005.




                                                                                               Erie
                                                                                                                                      ork
                                                                                                                                 New Yor
                                                                                                             90           86
64 Corridor Achievements




                                                                               90                     Erie
                                                        Ohio
                                                                                                                                CORRIDOR 21


The Allegheny River Corridor
This corridor connects Pittsburgh and its eastern suburbs to I-80, north-central Pennsylvania and the markets of
the northeastern United States and Canada. The corridor includes Pittsburgh, Kittanning, and Brookville.


                               OBJECTIVES                                                                2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Provide better access to the Port of Pittsburgh.                              3R Project was let on a section of the PA 28 Allegheny Valley Expressway in
                                                                                  Butler County.

                                                                                  Construction was completed on the PA 28/SR 1011 Beechton Road Intersection
                                                                                  Improvement project.

                                                                                  Widening of PA 366 from PA 56 to Industrial Boulevard in Westmoreland County
                                                                                  was let for construction.

                                                                                  Engineering and environmental studies for the improvement of PA 28 between
                                                                                  SR 0279 and Millvale interchange and for the SR 0279 connector to PA 28
                                                                                  southbound were begun.

                                                                                  Emergency repairs to keep the navigation system in service were conducted
                                                                                  to the Emsworth Dam after 500 year flood events.




                                                                                 66


                                                                                           Brookville
                                                                            Clarion
                                                                                      28
                                                            Butler                          Jefferson
                                                                               28
                                                                               66
                                                                            Kittanning
                                                                          Armstrong
                                                                     28

                                                       Pittsburgh         66




                                                                                                                                                                 65 Achievements 2004
                                                       Allegheny
                                                                           Westmoreland
                           CORRIDOR 21


                           The Allegheny River Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                         2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. Provide intermodal opportunties along the corridor.   Construction on the 3.1-mile Bike/Pedestrian Trail Extension from the PA 28
                                                                                    Bridge over Buffalo Creek to Freeport Borough in Armstrong and Butler
                                                                                    Counties was completed.

                                                                                    Etna Interchange Phase 2 project completed which allows for two-lane
                                                                                    through traffic heading southbound into the City of Pittsburgh.

                                                                                    North Shore Connector total funding was approved and early detailed
                                                                                    engineering phases were underway. This project would extend the light rail
                                                                                    system from downtown Pittsburgh to North Shore of the Allegheny River.
                                                                                    Expected completion of construction is 2008.

                                                                                    Development continued on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail System on both
                                                                                    sides of the Allegheny River with the North Shore trail extended to SCI-
                                                                                    Pittsburgh (Western Penitentiary). Extensive clean up and repairs were
                                                                                    conducted due to damage sustained from Hurricane Ivan.
66 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                   CORRIDOR 22


The Rivers of Steel Corridor
This north-south corridor connects West Virginia to Pittsburgh, Sharon, and Erie, and is western Pennsylvania’s
most significant transportation corridor. The corridor includes the City of Pittsburgh and its airport and port, the
Beaver Valley, New Castle, and the Sharon-Farrell-Hermitage urban area.
                               OBJECTIVES                                                                                     2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
 1. Provide better access to the Port of Erie and the Port of Pittsburgh.                     Reconstruction of I-79 from Geneva Marsh to Meadville Interchange was completed.

                                                                                              Construction began on the PA 8 Main Street Viaduct Bridge Replacement project. This
                                                                                              will eventually eliminate a weight limit posting on the existing structure on a major
                                                                                              north/south route through Butler County.

                                                                                              Design was completed for a Preventative Maintenance project on the Middle and South
                                                                                              Section of I-79 in Butler County. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2005.

                                                                                              Completed construction of a park-and-ride facility at the Beau Street Interchange along
                                                                                              I-70 in Washington County.

                                                                                              Complete rehabilitation and reconstruction of the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel
                                                                                              project was finished.

                                                                                              PennDOT District 11-0 let the $92.8 million reconstruction on I-79 from the Kirwan
                                                                                              Heights Interchange to the Parkway. Work will be completed in 2005 and 2006.

                                                                                              Initial phases for the interchange completion of the I-79/Parkway ramps project have
                                                                                              been completed with construction to begin 2006.

                                                                                              Emergency repairs to keep the navigation system in service were conducted to the
                                                                                              Emsworth Dam after 500-year flood events.



                                                                                                             New York
                                                                                             Erie
                                                                                             Erie
                                                                               18     79
                                                                                                        8
                                                                                           Crawford




                                                                                                                                                                                        67 Achievements 2004
                                                                                             322
                                                                              18
                                                                                  Mercer
                                                                               Sharon            Venango

                                                                      Ohio                          Butler
                                                                                        79
                                                                             Lawrence
                                                                                                    8

                                                                               60
                                                                             Beaver           Allegheny
                                                                                            30
                                                                                           279


                                                                               18      Pittsburgh
                                                                             Washington

                                                                                      79


                                                                                18    Greene            Fayette


                                                                              West Virginia                        Maryland
                                                                                                                      yland
                           CORRIDOR 22


                           The Rivers of Steel Corridor
                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                                2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. Construct the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Pittsburgh to                  Completed the pre-engineering and environmental clearance for the Mon-Fayette
                           I-68 in West Virginia.                                                      expressway from PA 51 to Pittsburgh with the selected alternative identified. Final
                                                                                                       design and right-of-way to proceed in 2005.

                                                                                                       Final design phase underway for the expressway from Uniontown to Brownsville
                                                                                                       including final right-of-way plans for acquisition.

                           3. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                     Findlay Connector under construction from PA 60 at the Pittsburgh International Airport
                                                                                                       to US 22.

                                                                                                       The Port of Pittsburgh Commission completed Phase I pilot demonstration of water
                                                                                                       transit service in the Pittsburgh pool of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.

                                                                                                       Port Authority of Allegheny County initiated service on the East Busway Extension to
                                                                                                       Rankin.

                           4. Enhance safety and reduce congestion along PA 18 in the Sharon area.     No significant activity.

                           5. Implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) along the corridor.   Regional Stakeholder meetings were held for ITS Architecture Project. This will
                                                                                                       develop and deploy a regional transportation technology infrastructure.
68 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                                 CORRIDOR 23


The Gateway Corridor
This corridor connects southwestern Pennsylvania to northern Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and the rest of the midwestern
United States. The corridor is part of a national, east-west corridor that connects the East Coast to the Midwest. Truck
and train traffic is significant.

                              OBJECTIVES                                                                      2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Provide better access to the Port of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh                  Construction/restoration on PA 60 from the Mercer/Lawrence County line to
International Airport.                                                                 SR 18 was completed.

                                                                                       Rehabilitation project including resurfacing of PA 60 in Mercer County was
                                                                                       completed.

                                                                                       Construction on the US 422/PA 68 Interchange in Butler County was
                                                                                       completed.

                                                                                       The study to determine interstate standard requirements on SRs 22 and 60,
                                                                                       along with the multi-modal study were completed.

                                                                                       Construction began on the Settler's Cabin Interchange project. Scheduled
                                                                                       completion in 2005.

                                                                                       Complete rehabilitation and reconstruction of the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge
                                                                                       and Tunnel project was finished.

                                                                                       Engineering completed and construction began on the I-79 restoration project
                                                                                       from Kirwan heights to I-279.

                                                                                       Initial phases for the interchange completion of the I-79/Parkway ramps
                                                                                       project have been completed with construction to begin 2006.




                                                                Mercer
                                                          Sharon                           Clarion
                                                                                         Clarion
                                                           60                            68




                                                                                                                                                                      69 Achievements 2004
                                                         Lawrence          Butler

                                                                          68
                                                  Ohio                                 Armstrong
                                                          Beaver
                                                                          76
                                                                60
                                                                     Pittsburgh
                                                           22                     22
                                                                         Allegheny


                                                            Washington
                           CORRIDOR 23


                           The Gateway Corridor
                                                        OBJECTIVES                                                         2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. Improve access between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-79.             Preventative maintenance measures continued to advance on both the North
                                                                                                     and South Sections of I-79 near Cranberry Township.

                                                                                                     Pre-engineering was completed on the I-79/SR 3025 missing ramps near
                                                                                                     Seneca High School.

                           3. Coordinate traffic flow and technological improvements with the Ohio   The Warrendale Turnpike Toll Plaza opened both eastbound and westbound
                           Turnpike.                                                                 Express E-ZPass lanes to reduce toll congestion.

                           4. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                   Extensive clean up and repairs to the Montour Trail were conducted due to
                                                                                                     damage sustained from Hurricane Ivan.

                                                                                                     The Port of Pittsburgh Commission completed Phase I pilot demonstration of
                                                                                                     water transit service in the Pittsburgh pool of the Ohio, Allegheny and
                                                                                                     Monongahela Rivers.
70 Corridor Achievements
                                                                                                                                            CORRIDOR 24


The National Road Corridor
This corridor connects the Pennsylvania Turnpike to West Virginia and Ohio, south of the City of Pittsburgh. Major
areas served include New Stanton, Monessen, and Washington. This corridor is part of a larger, national, east-west
corridor.

                              OBJECTIVES                                                                      2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Provide better access to the Port of Pittsburgh.                                Navigation improvements to the Monongahela River at Locks and Dams 2, 3,
                                                                                   and 4 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued.

                                                                                   Reconstruction completed for the Yough Dam Bridge on Route 40 in Fayette
                                                                                   County.

2. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                            No significant activity.

3. Implement intelligent transportation systems along the corridor.                No significant activity.




                                                                      Pittsburgh
                                                                                          Westmoreland
                                                                      Allegheny

                                      West        Washington
                                     Virginia                                        70

                                                 70




                                                                                   Fayette




                                                                                                                                                              71 Achievements 2004
                                                                             West Virginia            Maryland
                                  CORRIDOR 25


                           The Parkway Corridor
                           This east-west corridor connects the eastern and western suburbs of Pittsburgh to downtown Pittsburgh. This
                           gateway to the Golden Triangle is a highly developed corridor that moves people and goods to and from the
                           industrial and tourist activities of the Pittsburgh region. The corridor provides a direct link to several universities
                           and educational centers.
                                                          OBJECTIVES                                                          2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Provide better access to the Port of Pittsburgh.                         Rehabilitation and reconstruction of the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel
                                                                                                       project was completed.

                                                                                                       Initial phases for the interchange completion of the I-79/Parkway ramps
                                                                                                       project have been completed with construction to begin 2006.

                                                                                                       Emergency repairs to keep the navigation system in service were conducted
                                                                                                       to the Emsworth Dam after 500-year flood events.

                            2. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                    The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) stage 2 light rail was
                                                                                                       completed and opened in June. Fort Pitt Tunnel and Bridge intelligent
                                                                                                       transportation system (ITS) system was completed as part of Tunnel/Bridge
                                                                                                       rehabilitation.

                                                                                                       Construction began on the runway extension project at the Arnold Palmer
                                                                                                       Regional Airport in Westmoreland County.

                            3. Implement intelligent transportation systems along I-376 to reduce      The Warrendale Turnpike Toll Plaza opened both eastbound and westbound
                            congestion.                                                                Express E-ZPass lanes to reduce toll congestion.




                                                                                          76
                                                                                30
                                                                               279
                                                                  Pittsburgh          Allegheny
                                                                      30                 30
                                                                                        376

                                                                                                    Westmoreland
72 Corridor Achievements




                                                                                                                       30

                                                                                                        76
                                                                                                                                         CORRIDOR 25


The Parkway Corridor
                              OBJECTIVES                                                                     2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
4. Continue to explore the feasibility of a southern beltway within the           Southern Beltway, Findlay Connector construction is ongoing with a scheduled
corridor.                                                                         completion date of Mid 2006.

5. Continue to explore the feasibility of high-speed passenger rail service.      Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the high speed MAGLEV project
                                                                                  from Greensburg to Pittsburgh International Airport was submitted to the
                                                                                  Federal Railroad Administration.

6. Support the extension of PAAC's busway and light rail system to Pittsburgh's   No significant activity.
eastern suburbs.




                                                                                                                                                                 73 Achievements 2004
                           CORRIDOR 26


                           The Laurel Mountain Corridor
                           This corridor connects northern West Virginia to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in southwestern Pennsylvania. The corridor is
                           experiencing vibrant economic growth, and significant resources are allocated to continue this growth. The corri-
                           dor contains many recreational opportunities, including Ohiopyle State Park and the Allegheny Highlands and
                           Youghiogheny River Recreational Trails.

                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                                 2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           1. Construct the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Pittsburgh to                        Completed the pre-engineering and environmental clearance for the Mon-
                           I-68 in West Virginia.                                                            Fayette expressway from PA 51 to Pittsburgh with the selected alternative
                                                                                                             identified. Final design and right-of-way proceeding in 2005.

                           2. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                           Construction began on the runway extension project at the Arnold Palmer
                                                                                                             Regional Airport in Westmoreland County.

                           3. Complete the Allegheny Highlands and Youghiogheny River Recreational           Extensive clean up and repairs to the Allegheny Highland Trail were
                           Trails, which will provide a continuous bicycle trail from Washington, D.C.,      conducted due to damage sustained from Hurricane Ivan.
                           to Pittsburgh.




                                                                                                             119



                                                                                                          Westmoreland
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                                                                                                   Fayette
                                                                                              43
                                                                                        119


                                                                                        West Virginia              Maryland
                                                                                                                                         CORRIDOR 27


The Mountaintop Corridor
This corridor connects Harrisburg to northeastern Pennsylvania, including Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. The
corridor is a major avenue to New York, New England, and Canada. The corridor traverses the heart of Pennsylvania’s
anthracite coal region and provides access to the tourism industry of northeastern Pennsylvania.
                             OBJECTIVES                                                              2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                       The I-81 reconstruction project in the Harrisburg was completed.

                                                                              Construction of the Passenger Terminal Building at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
                                                                              International Airport continued. The estimated date of completion for this
                                                                              project is June 2006. When complete, the concourse will have eight boarding
                                                                              gates for air travelers, new baggage handling facilities, restaurant ,and ticket
                                                                              areas.




                                                                                           Lackawanna
                                                                                            Scranton

                                                                    Luzerne           Wilkes-Barre




                                                                      81

                                                               Schuylkill

                                            Dauphin

                                                    81
                                                          Lebanon
                                Harrisburg




                                                                                                                                                                 75 Achievements 2004
                            CORRIDOR 27


                           The Mountaintop Corridor
                                                         OBJECTIVES                                                           2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
                           2. Implement intelligent transportation systems (ITS) along the corridor.   New destination logo signage was placed along I-81 in the Montage Area.

                                                                                                       The ITS Regional Architecture in the District 8-0 area has been completed and
                                                                                                       approved. Completion and adoption by metropolitan planning organizations
                                                                                                       (MPOs) and rural planning organizations (RPOs) is scheduled for February 2005.

                                                                                                               ,
                                                                                                       PennDOT in partnership with the Focus 81 Committee (created by the
                                                                                                       Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance) and the Pennsylvania State Police,
                                                                                                       designated a 5.5-mile-long Safety Corridor on I-81 between Avoca and
                                                                                                       Scranton.

                                                                                                       Additional variable message signs along I-81 in Moosic Borough were installed.

                                                                                                       Additional overhead variable message signs on US Route 6 Robert P. Casey
                                                                                                       Highway Westbound approaching I-81/I-380/I-84 Interchange were installed.

                                                                                                       Additional overhead variable message signs on I-380 Westbound approaching
                                                                                                       Daleville Exit and I-81/I-83 Interchange were installed.

                                                                                                       PennDOT District 8-0 is looking to co-locate its Traffic
                                                                                                       Operations/Management Center at the PA State Police Troop H Traffic
                                                                                                       Operations Center in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County.
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                                                                                                                                                CORRIDOR 28



The Anthracite Corridor
This corridor connects Reading and Pottsville to Sunbury. Like Corridor 27, this corridor traverses the heart of
Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region and provides access to the tourism industry of northeastern Pennsylvania.

                             OBJECTIVES                                                                   2004 ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Provide intermodal opportunities along the corridor.                            Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority (BARTA) service initiated along PA
                                                                                   61 between Reading and Cabela's.

                                                                                   Schuylkill Transit System (STS) commenced design of a urban intermodal
                                                                                   facility (taxi, bus, car, pedestrian) in Pottsville, PA.

2. Enhance safety and reduce congestion along PA 61.                               Mill and resurface PA 61 and PA 147 in Sunbury was completed.

                                                                                   Cameron Bridge project final design completed.

                                                                                   Final design completed for the SR 61/I-78 interchange. Project let and is
                                                                                   expected to begin in Spring 2005.

                                                                                   Minor intersection improvements performed at the intersection of SR 61 and
                                                                                   Brick Hill Road in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.

                                                                                   Draft Category Exclusion Evaluation completed for a Betterment/Safety
                                                                                   Project on SR 61 between SRs 895 and 443.




                                                                 Columbia
                                                       Montour
                                                                  Bloomsburg
                                                    Sunbury
                                                             61

                                             Northumberland
                                                                    Schuylkill Pottsville
                                                                                    61




                                                                                                                                                                    77 Achievements 2004
                                                                                     Berks

                                                                                             Reading
                           Conclusion                                                          Glossary
                           PennPlan MOVES! has set a high standard. The Pennsylvania           Agility—A strategy that enables organizations to adapt
                           Mobility Plan will proceed from an awareness of the strengths       quickly to change. The most common application at
                           and shortcomings of PennPlan, and address those challenges          PennDOT is the trading of highway maintenance services
                           directly.                                                           between PennDOT and local governments.
                           PennDOT’s partnership with metropolitan planning organizations,     Customer Service Index—A measure of customer satis-
                           rural planning organizations, county planning commissions, other    faction with PennDOT services that is based on customer
                           organizations, and the public will continue to play a key role as   surveys.
                           PennDOT updates its long-range transportation plan (LRTP).
                           Statewide planning complements—rather than replaces—local           Doublestack—The result of placing two shipping contain-
                           and regional decision-making. The corridor-based approach           ers on one rail car. It necessitates greater clearances
                           developed as part of PennPlan will help ensure that both re-        above bridges, through tunnels and under obstructions.
                           gional and statewide issues receive appropriate attention.          Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)—Technologi-
                           Change is a constant in the transportation planning process,        cal innovations that facilitate the movement of people
                           and PennDOT will continue to embrace change and innovation          and goods.
                           as it responds to shifts in program funding, existing condi-        Intermodal—A description of a transportation facility that
                           tions, and what Pennsylvanians need most from their transpor-       provides for connection to another form of transporta-
                           tation system. The ability to adjust to new information contin-     tion. Intermodal facilities may include airports, train sta-
                           ues to enhance the effectiveness of PennDOT’s long-range plan-      tions, ports, truck/rail terminals, etc.
                           ning process. Annually reporting progress toward objectives is
                           vital to sustaining the momentum and accountability necessary       International Roughness Index (IRI)—A measurement of
                           to realize the vision and goals of an LRTP, and reporting will      roadway surfaces. The higher the number, the rougher
                           continue during implementation of the Mobility Plan.                (bumpier) the surface. A roadway that measures 100 or
                                                                                               less is considered to have smooth pavement. 2001 NHS
                           The safe, seamless, and sustainable movement of people and          median roadway measurement was 98.
                           goods will continue to be the cornerstone of our efforts.
                                                                                               Jug Handle—An at-grade ramp constructed at or between
                                                                                               intersections to enable drivers to make indirect left turns
                                                                                               or U-turns.
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                                                                                               National Highway System (NHS)—The network of high-
                                                                                               ways designated by the U.S. Congress as most important
                                                                                               to the national economy and defense. The NHS includes
                                                                                               the Interstate Highway System.

								
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