Southern Rail Operations Study (SEROps) Phase I & II

The Southeast Rail Operations Study (SEROps) study is a follow-on study to the Mid-Atlantic Rail Operations Study (MAROps), which was completed in 2002, and the Northeast Rail Operations Study (NEROps), completed in July 2007. The MAROps Study examined the transportation system in the Mid-Atlantic states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) and found a rail network with the potential to carry more freight and passengers, but constricted by major network choke points. The I-95 Corridor Coalition, the five states, and the railroads worked together to develop a consensus program of 71 rail infrastructure and information-technology improvements to be implemented over 20 years. The NEROps study brought the Northeast states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) together to lay the groundwork for a regional rail improvement program. The study described key trends, and identified those chokepoints that hinder rail transportation efficiency in the region.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    I-95 Corridor Coalition

    1390 Piccard Drive, Suite 200
    Rockville, MD  United States  20850
  • Project Managers:

    Schoener, George

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maryland State Highway Administration

    707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Parker, Marygrace

  • Start Date: 20060501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35497

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495054
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2013 1:01AM