Traffic Impact of CSX Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal and Mitigation Plans for McKees Rocks

A CSX intermodal rail terminal is planned to open in late 2017 on a parcel of land located immediately north of the McKees Rocks Bridge in the Borough of McKees Rocks and Stowe Township, PA. The development will consist of an intermodal facility that will accommodate approximately 50,000 lifts per year opening year (2018) and 136,000 lifts per year at full buildout (2023). Access to the terminal is proposed via an improved Michael Alley to Island Avenue (SR 0051). It is expected to generate a significant number of trucks in the Borough of McKees Rocks, which adds additional burdens on the existing roadway in the Borough. The terminal may bring in heavy congestion to individual roadway drivers. A traffic impact study was conducted indicating a minor congestion increase with the new infrastructure. This research project conducts an in-depth analysis of the potential traffic impact in high temporal and spatial resolutions. Using the data collected in the traffic impact study along with other relevant data sets possessed by CMU Mobility Data Analytics Center, the research team simulates individual cars and trucks, and model their route choices, travel time and mixed traffic flow conditions. The result includes the travel time, travel delay, vehicle-mile-traveled and emissions for each road segment and intersection by time of day. The team will also examine the effectiveness of potential traffic management strategies, specifically West Carson Street Extension and truck routing.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $60000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTDOT for Mobility of Goods and People
    ,    

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Program
    ,    
  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

    Mobility 21 National UTDOT for Mobility of Goods and People
    ,    
  • Project Managers:

    Schweyer, Lisa Kay

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    ,    
  • Principal Investigators:

    Qian, Sean

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677500
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2018 12:04PM