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- 1 Achievements 2004 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 78 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. 4 Introduction 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 5 Achievements 2004 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. 6 Statewide Achievements 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. 7 Achievements 2004 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 8 Statewide Achievements 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. 9 Achievements 2004 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 10 Statewide Achievements 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 11 Achievements 2004 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% 12 Statewide Achievements -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 13 Achievements 2004 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. 14 Statewide Achievements 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 15 Achievements 2004 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 16 Statewide Achievements 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 18 Statewide Achievements 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 19 Achievements 2004 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. 34 Corridor Achievements 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 36 Corridor Achievements 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 38 Corridor Achievements 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. 40 Corridor Achievements 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 42 Corridor Achievements 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 44 Corridor Achievements 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. 46 Corridor Achievements 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 48 Corridor Achievements 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 50 Corridor Achievements 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 74 Corridor Achievements 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. 76 Corridor Achievements 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. 78 Corridor Achievements 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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