A partnership of transportation agencies and related organizations, from Maine to Florida and in Canada, working together to accelerate improvements in transportation across multiple jurisdictions and throughout all modes.

 
Vehicle Probe
The I-95 Vehicle Probe Project is a groundbreaking initiative providing comprehensive and continuous travel time information on freeways and arterials using probe technology. VPPII is here! New documents for VPPII are being added to the VPP page. Please look for these new documents in the VPPII section. The files from the original VPP will remain for your reference
Go to the Vehicle Probe page
Mileage Based User Fee
The Mileage Based User Fee project will be based on actual operating environments and current conditions in the selected states and will analyze specific adaptations that would need to be made to administer VMT based charges. The project analyzed the alignment of required VMT administrative functions to those existing functions most prevalent within state DMVs, toll authorities and state Revenue Agencies.
Go to Project page
Eco-Driving Campaign
The I-95 Corridor Coalition member agencies have partnered in an Eco-Driving Campaign to provide drivers with easy changes that can be made to reduce fuel consumption, wear and tear on vehicles, and environmental impacts. Click on the button below to see tips - such as removing unnecessary items from the trunk, inflating tires, and using cruise control - and other timely information from this Eco-Driving Campaign.
Go to the Eco-Driving page
Traffic Incident Management
IM Virtual Training for 1st Responders - Intensive training program that uses three-dimensional, multi-player computer gaming simulation technology to test, validate, certify, and reinforce the dissemination of best incident management practices across the Coalition region.
Go to IM 1st Responders Virtual Training page
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VPP SuiteTravel Info AppsNew CVO Online PortalWeather-Related Events ResponseElectronic Tolling2040 VisionM-95 Marine Highway

Interactive Trends Maps

On December 11, 2014, the I-95 Corridor Coalition sponsored a webcast on “Using VPP Suite Trend Maps for Holiday/Event Travel Planning”. This webcast was well attended by more than 40 persons from numerous DOTs and MPOs within the corridor. During the webcast the participants learned how to use trend maps from the VPP Suite for travel info notices for holidays and other major events and two agencies (North Carolina DOT and Metropolitan Washington COG) provided procedures and examples on their use of the VPP Suite trend maps. In addition, the Virginia DOT, explained the tool they developed in-house (currently using VPP data) for providing Thanksgiving travel information.

This webcast was the result of a Coalition project, working with NCDOT, VDOT and UMD CATT Lab, to provide an easier way for member agencies to provide travel information. The trend maps are interactive and animated maps from the VPP Suite that can be embedded in agency websites and distributed in press releases to help inform motorists about historical travel conditions, such as just before, during, and after major holidays. The intent is to inform motorist about expected conditions and allow them to make better departure decisions.

The use of trend maps for other applications was also discussed including: Special event travel alerts, Working with colleagues, After-action analysis for incidents, Sharing results of construction projects or operational improvements (before & after), and Communicating with decision makers.

Many thanks to the presenters – Kelly Wells (NCDOT), Wenjing Pu (MWCOG), Mena Lockwood (VDOT) and Michael VanDaniker (UMD CATT Lab).

The agenda and presentation from this webcast are available for your use. Should you have any questions regarding the VPP Suite, please contact the UMD CATT Lab at vpp-support@ritis.org.

Agenda (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)


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Interagency CooperationRegional Travel InformationNAFTANext SummitText Stop InitiativePennsylvania to Link I-95Freight Moves FloridaConstruction Alerts

Pa. Turnpike Assisting With Snow Removal Effort in Buffalo, New York

PennDOT helps haul equipment to snow event, places crews on standby - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and PennDOT are lending a hand to road crews on the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) in Buffalo, New York with manpower and snow-removal equipment for the massive effort to dig out from several feet of snow.

The PTC sent 20 maintenance-department employees, including equipment operators and mechanics from all over the state, to the Thruway -- an east-west toll road that cuts across the Empire State, where snow continues to fall. PennDOT provided four lowboy trailers (a flatbed trailer used to haul heavy equipment) and drivers to help to deliver the PTC equipment to the area. The Turnpike/PennDOT team hauled a total of nine lowboy trailers carrying five front-end loaders and five front-mounted snow blowers (each shipped on a separate trailer due to their size) plus one self-propelled, runway-type snow blower from Somerset, Pa.


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National Public Radio Series Features I-95

I95National Public Radio (NPR) has produced a new short series featuring Interstate 95 – the series is informative and entertaining, and provides the public with a sampling of the substantial role that I-95 plays along the Eastern Seaboard.

The series covers topics such as the missing link, the Port of Savannah, tourism and jobs from I-95 in South Florida and in Maine, must-see exit stops, 95 songs for driving on I-95, and futurists’ ideas to keep traffic flowing. 

I-95: The Most Traveled Road >> Go to NPR Special Series
 I-95 Express Toll Lanes

New I-95 Express Toll Lanes Open Dec 6 in Maryland

The Maryland Transportation Authority opens the I-95 Express Toll Lanes in northeast Baltimore (located between I-895 and just north of MD 43 – White Marsh Blvd) on Saturday, December 6, 2014. For more information click here.


  
 Long-term Major Constructions

New Rules on I-95 Will Affect Travelers Who Use the HOV Lanes - 95 Express Lanes opening in December, bringing new rules of the road
The I-95/395 HOV lanes are being converted to tolled express lanes for 29 miles between Route 610 in Stafford County and Edsall Road in Fairfax County. The lanes will use dynamic tolls to keep traffic flowing and provide a more predictable travel option on I-95. USe 95expresslanes.com site for information on how to use the Express Lanes.

Pulaski Skyway Repairs Begins - Pulaski Skyway Northbound Lanes Closed
The northbound travel lanes on the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway will be closed for approximately 24 months while the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) rehabilitates the bridge deck. For alternative routes click here.


  
 

Delaware DOT Secretary Bhatt Named Chair of I-95 Corridor Coalition

BhattDelaware DOT's Secretary Shailen Bhatt has been named Chair of the I-95 Corridor Coalition's Executive Board.

"The Coalition plays an important role in coordinating efforts among states and transit agencies to ensure travelers on the Corridor get to their destinations. We are also sensitive to the need for the Coalition to address traffic congestion, unsafe road conditions, and loss of travel time. In addition, we're striving for better coordination among transportation agencies during weather events," said Secretary Bhatt.

Click here to listen to a Transportation Radio interview with Secretary Bhatt discussing his goals for the I-95 Corridor Coalition.

  Travel Planning

New Technologies Benefit Travelers along the I-95 Corridor

Advancements in technologies are providing real time and historical travel trend information to travelers. Following are examples of new tools to assist travelers in trip planning: