Rails to Resilience: Evaluating New Orleans and Baton Rouge Terminals and Transit Links

This study aims to evaluate the multimodal linkages to and opportunities for proposed terminal sites for a potential future passenger rail connection between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. A broad coalition of stakeholders support the development of this connection, and several feasibility studies and station area plans have been developed in anticipation of possible future funding for implementation. This study will support an improved understanding of the dynamics of likely ridership through the following key activities: (1) a comprehensive evaluation of existing transportation networks connecting proposed rail terminal sites, (2) distribution of a survey aimed at understanding the potential for passenger rail ridership and the needs of likely users, (3) identification of transit priorities and opportunities to maximize connectivity of intercity rail to employment destinations, (4) development of ridership projections and estimates of economic impacts of eventual project implementation of under varying scenarios, and (5) synthesis of recommendations for stakeholders involved in transportation planning within the Baton Rouge-New Orleans super region as pertains to the proposed passenger rail corridor.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Melson, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of New Orleans Transportation Institute

    368 Milneburg Hall
    2000 Lakeshore Drive
    New Orleans, Louisiana  United States  70148
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tolford, Tara

    Amdal, James

  • Start Date: 20190815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210515
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713579
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 7:47AM