Development of a Multimodal Statewide Corridor Planning Guidebook

ISTEA and TEA-21 required states to develop long-range, statewide multimodal plans with at least a 20-year planning horizon. A large number of states including California, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania are meeting this requirement by developing statewide policy plans. Policy plans many times lack detail on facility needs particularly in the heavily traveled corridors between major metropolitan areas. However, making decisions about which corridor to construct, when to construct, and which mode(s) to consider usually requires more detailed analysis. A major benefit of statewide corridor planning would be to help states prioritize corridors before moving into the environmental review process. States need more guidance and assistance on how to develop detailed statewide corridor plans. This corridor analysis methodology could also be adopted by states as part of their development of statewide facility plans. Research in this area could also help address some of the proposals in reauthorization on multi-state corridor planning. This research will assist states in analyzing and prioritizing corridors with the development of a statewide corridor plan. The plan will address the entire network of all modes and their connections. This plan will include the ability to analyze the existing and future conditions and performance, safety, environmental impacts, land use, air quality, tradeoffs between modes in the corridor, etc. It will allow states to analyze the entire corridor rather than projects that might be only segments of the corridor.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 8-58

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Sundstrom, Lori

  • Performing Organizations:

    Wilbur Smith Associates

    Falls Church, VA  USA 
  • Principal Investigators:


  • Start Date: 20060207
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081229
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11058

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463027
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 8-58
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:15PM