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1Case StudyASCE Tri-County WorkshopMay 10, 2013Presented by: Jaime C. Lopez, P.E.Tri‐Rail	Coastal	Linkf/k/a	South	Florida	...
2History• Henry Flagler built the railroad corridor atthe turn of the 20th century• 8,000 acres of land claimed for every ...
3Overview• Multi-modal Corridor study• Evaluating transportation solutionsin dense urban corridor• Corridor is 85 miles lo...
4Partners• Project Steering Committee– FDOT, SFRTA, 3 MPOs– Transit Agencies– Regional Planning Councils– Guidance during ...
5Project Goals• Re-introduce Passenger Rail as aMobility Option– Population density along the coast and severecongestion o...
6Project Goals (cont’d)• Enhance Transit Connectivity– Existing transit – Metrorail, Metromover, Bus routes, Trolleys, Exp...
7Project Team• RS&H– Corridor Manager, Agency Coordination,Environmental, Public Involvement• Major Subconsultants– CH2M H...
8FEC RR / I-95 Corridor: The Regional Core• Economics– 1 million jobs, 1.5 million people,and multiple CBDs & downtowns wi...
9I-95 & US-1: North-South Transportation “Spine”• Existing transportationoptions are heavily used– 300,000 vehicles per da...
10West Palm BeachMiamiFt. LauderdaleCommuter Rail & Intercity Passenger ServiceTRCL – Commuter Passenger Rail ServiceTRCL ...
11Project TimelineDates Activities2005 – 2010MPOs requested FDOT lead Regional Study (consolidated prior studies);Initiate...
1245th St.30/60Palmetto Park Blvd.Palm Beach Co.Broward Co.Broward Co.Miami Dade Co.CSX/Tri‐RailAtlantic Blvd.36th St.79th...
13Distinctive Project Aspects• Shared use of rail corridor with commuter service– Tri-Rail operating in South Florida Rail...
14Distinctive Project Aspects (cont’d)• Opportunities to share infrastructure– Intercity passenger service proposed– Share...
15Modeling & Simulation• Ridership forecasting– Transit model now New Starts-compliant– FTA will perform “hands-on” model ...
16Stakeholder and Agency Coordination• Continuing coordination with stakeholders• 24 Project Steering Committee meetings• ...
17Station Planning and Refinement• 20+ primary stations– Average station spacing of 2-5 miles– System Master Plan had 52 s...
18Steering Committee StructureSteeringCommitteeTechnicalSubcommitteeFinancialSubcommitteeOutreachSubcommitteeSteeringCommi...
19Transit Project ProcessPreliminary ProjectDevelopment(formerly AlternativesAnalysis)ConstructionPhaseEngineeringPhasePro...
20MAP-21 Legislation• Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)– 2-year federal transportation bill effective...
21MAP-21 Legislation (cont’d)• New Starts evaluation criteria:– Mobility improvements– Environmental benefits– Congestion ...
22Milestone ScheduleTASKSRequest Entry into PDCommence PD / Kick-off MeetingsPublic WorkshopsDraft EA AnalysisMPO Endorsem...
23Questions?Tri‐Rail	Coastal	Linkf/k/a	South	Florida	East	Coast	Corridor	(SFECC)	StudyM I A M I ‐ D A D E , 	 B R O W A R ...
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  1. 1. 1Case StudyASCE Tri-County WorkshopMay 10, 2013Presented by: Jaime C. Lopez, P.E.Tri‐Rail Coastal Linkf/k/a South Florida East Coast Corridor StudyM I A M I ‐ D A D E , B R O W A R D , A N D P A L M B E A C H C O U N T I E S , F L O R I D A
  2. 2. 2History• Henry Flagler built the railroad corridor atthe turn of the 20th century• 8,000 acres of land claimed for every mileof railway built• Opened up Florida to development– St. Augustine to the Florida Keys– Resorts, industry, cities sprung up along the line• Coastal cities developed around therailroad stations• Passenger service ended in 1968
  3. 3. 3Overview• Multi-modal Corridor study• Evaluating transportation solutionsin dense urban corridor• Corridor is 85 miles long,2 to 7 miles wide– Palm Beach– Broward– Miami-Dade– 28 coastal citiesPALM BEACHCOUNTYBROWARDCOUNTYMIAMI-DADECOUNTYPalm BeachInternationalAirportFt. Lauderdale-HollywoodInternationalAirportMiamiInternationalAirport
  4. 4. 4Partners• Project Steering Committee– FDOT, SFRTA, 3 MPOs– Transit Agencies– Regional Planning Councils– Guidance during project development• Memorandum of Understanding– Agency roles and responsibilities– In process of adoption• Over 30 resolutions of support to date– Local municipalities & agencies– SFRTA (Tri-Rail)– SEFTC (Tri-county regional MPO body)
  5. 5. 5Project Goals• Re-introduce Passenger Rail as aMobility Option– Population density along the coast and severecongestion on highways– Access to transit dependent populations– Continue developing an integrated regional multi-modal network• Redevelopment, TOD andEnvironmental Preservation– Sustainable economic development and land use– Preserve and enhance the environment
  6. 6. 6Project Goals (cont’d)• Enhance Transit Connectivity– Existing transit – Metrorail, Metromover, Bus routes, Trolleys, Express Bus– Planned transit –Wave Streetcar, Central Broward East-West, All AboardFlorida intercity service• Leverage RR Corridor and Revenue Opportunities– Grow the tax base– Employ value capture techniques
  7. 7. 7Project Team• RS&H– Corridor Manager, Agency Coordination,Environmental, Public Involvement• Major Subconsultants– CH2M Hill –• Concepts & Cost Estimating– AECOM –• Modeling & Station Planning– Ernst & Young–• Financial Planning• Specialty subconsultants
  8. 8. 8FEC RR / I-95 Corridor: The Regional Core• Economics– 1 million jobs, 1.5 million people,and multiple CBDs & downtowns withinthe corridor– 3 international airports – MIC, Eller Drive– 3 seaports – PortMiami deep dredge,Port Everglades ICTF– Truck and rail freight• Transportation– 3 million trips per day  17% of thesetrips take place in corridor– Strong, established transit corridor– Improvement projects underway
  9. 9. 9I-95 & US-1: North-South Transportation “Spine”• Existing transportationoptions are heavily used– 300,000 vehicles per day on I-95– Severe auto congestion– Over 55,000 trips per day onbus and rail transit• Strong population andemployment growth forecast• Limited opportunities anddesire for roadway expansionMiamiFt. LauderdaleMiami Beach
  10. 10. 10West Palm BeachMiamiFt. LauderdaleCommuter Rail & Intercity Passenger ServiceTRCL – Commuter Passenger Rail ServiceTRCL – Commuter Passenger Rail Service All Aboard Florida – Intercity Passenger Rail ServiceAll Aboard Florida – Intercity Passenger Rail ServiceWest Palm BeachMiamiFt. LauderdaleOrlandoJupiterOrlandoPompano Beach• Commuter Passenger Rail- 25+ Round-trip Trains Per Day• Commuters and Local Travelers• Miami to Jupiter• 85 miles (Phased Implementation)• Station Spacing at 2-5 Miles• Tri-Rail integrated withextension into FEC corridor• Local, state, and federal funding• Project Development funding to beprogrammed in Summer 2013• Intercity Passenger Rail Service- 19 Round-trip Trains per Day• Tourists and Regional Travelers• Miami to Orlando• 240 miles• 3 Stations in Tri-County area• Privately funded
  11. 11. 11Project TimelineDates Activities2005 – 2010MPOs requested FDOT lead Regional Study (consolidated prior studies);Initiated Alternatives Analysis and data collection; Identified mode, alignment, andstation area alternatives; Conducted extensive Public OutreachWinter 2010Regional Rail alternative identified as System Master Plan;Initiated update of regional travel demand model and operations simulationSpring 2012FEC announces All Aboard Florida intercity passenger rail service between Miamiand OrlandoSpring – Fall 2012 Refinement of Regional Rail alternativeFall 2012 –Summer 2013Steering Committee consensus on Build Alternative and potential phases;Capital costs updated to reflect All Aboard Florida service planSpring 2013 Preparation of preliminary Project Development documentationSummer 2013 Project Development funding programmed; NEPA contract(s) advertisedFall 2013 Submit Request to Enter Project Development Phase to FTA
  12. 12. 1245th St.30/60Palmetto Park Blvd.Palm Beach Co.Broward Co.Broward Co.Miami Dade Co.CSX/Tri‐RailAtlantic Blvd.36th St.79th St.163rd St.192nd St.Ft. Lauderdale Govt. CenterHollywood/HallandaleToney Penna (Jupiter)PGA Blvd.Boynton Beach Blvd.Atlantic Ave.West Palm Beach/45th St./Riviera Beach/Lake ParkHillsboroOakland Park/Wilton ManorsDania Beach/FLL125th St.30/60FECWest Palm Beach Govt. Center/Okeechobee60/120Lake Worth60/120PompanoRail ConnectionNorthwoodRail ConnectionLake WorthDeerfield  BeachPompano  BeachFt. LauderdaleGolden GladesWest Palm BeachMetrorail TransferMiami Int’l AirportMangonia ParkBoynton BeachDelray BeachBoca RatonCypress CreekHollywoodFt. Lauderdale AirportSheridan StreetOpa‐lockaHialeahMarketMiami Gov’t Center/OvertownSystem Master Plan (2010) Build Alternative (2013)Palmetto Park Blvd.CSX/Tri‐RailPompano Transfer11th St.79th St.163rd St.193rd ‐ 203rd St.Ft. Lauderdale Govt. CenterPembroke Rd.PGA Blvd.Forest Hill Blvd.Hypoluxo Rd.HillsboroCommercial Blvd.Ft. Lauderdale AirportFECWest Palm Beach Govt. CenterWest Palm BeachDeerfield  BeachPompano  BeachFt. LauderdaleGolden GladesMetrorail TransferMiami Int’l AirportBoynton BeachBoca RatonHollywoodOpa‐lockaHialeahMarketMiami Gov’t Center/OvertownIndiantownMetrorailAirport Flyer• 122 passenger trains• 20+ new stations• $800 M capital cost• 300 passenger trains• 52 stations• $3 B capital costNW 51st St.Temple Blvd.AAF Station
  13. 13. 13Distinctive Project Aspects• Shared use of rail corridor with commuter service– Tri-Rail operating in South Florida Rail Corridor– SunRail Phase 1 under construction in Orlando• Active freight corridor anticipating growth– Panama Canal expansion– Capital improvements at seaports
  14. 14. 14Distinctive Project Aspects (cont’d)• Opportunities to share infrastructure– Intercity passenger service proposed– Shared trackwork– Potential for shared passenger stations– Gauntlet track for high and wide loads– Shared vehicle maintenance facilities• Hialeah Yard• Northern Layover Facility (planning phase)– Implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC)• FRA mandate (December 2015)– Freight connections can benefit passenger rail• Northwood, Pompano, Little River– Quiet zones• FEC’s recently restored PortMiami lead
  15. 15. 15Modeling & Simulation• Ridership forecasting– Transit model now New Starts-compliant– FTA will perform “hands-on” model assessment– Preliminary forecasts helped refine BuildAlternative• Rail operations simulation– Ongoing coordination with SFRTA, FEC, AAF– Model reflects all existing rail services: Tri-Rail,Amtrak, FEC, CSX– Includes proposed FEC freight service andproposed All Aboard Florida intercity service
  16. 16. 16Stakeholder and Agency Coordination• Continuing coordination with stakeholders• 24 Project Steering Committee meetings• 194 MPO Board and elected officials meetings• 89 Meetings & workshops with local governments• 219 Public meetings, workshops, and stationplanning meetings• Feedback:– Strong local support for project– Identify funding for accelerated implementation
  17. 17. 17Station Planning and Refinement• 20+ primary stations– Average station spacing of 2-5 miles– System Master Plan had 52 stations• Remaining station locationstiered for future infill
  18. 18. 18Steering Committee StructureSteeringCommitteeTechnicalSubcommitteeFinancialSubcommitteeOutreachSubcommitteeSteeringCommitteeTechnicalSubcommitteeFinancialSubcommitteeOutreachSubcommittee
  19. 19. 19Transit Project ProcessPreliminary ProjectDevelopment(formerly AlternativesAnalysis)ConstructionPhaseEngineeringPhaseProjectDevelopment Phase2 YearsMAP-21 RequirementFTA Approval to enterProject DevelopmentFTA Approval to enter EngineeringFTA Approval of Full Funding Grant AgreementKeys to Success:Project Justification RatingLocal Financial CommitmentChampion
  20. 20. 20MAP-21 Legislation• Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)– 2-year federal transportation bill effective October 1, 2012• Streamlines environmental process– New rule for Major Capital Investment Projects in Federal Register in 2013• Changes FTA’s New Starts process– 2-year timeframe for Project Development (PD) phase• Combines aspects of former Alternatives Analysis (AA) and PreliminaryEngineering (PE) phases– PD phase concludes with:• Selection of Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA)• Adoption of LPA in fiscally constrained LRTPs• New Starts Rating (project justification)
  21. 21. 21MAP-21 Legislation (cont’d)• New Starts evaluation criteria:– Mobility improvements– Environmental benefits– Congestion relief– Economic development effects– Cost-effectiveness– Existing land use• Guidance expected from FTA in summer 2013• In the interim, FTA will approach as follows:– 50% weight to project justification rating– 50% weight to local financial commitment
  22. 22. 22Milestone ScheduleTASKSRequest Entry into PDCommence PD / Kick-off MeetingsPublic WorkshopsDraft EA AnalysisMPO Endorsement of LPA / Public HearingsFinal EA / FONSINew Starts SubmittalRequest Entry into Engineering2013Q1 Q2 Q3 Q42014Q1 Q2 Q3 Q42015Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  23. 23. 23Questions?Tri‐Rail Coastal Linkf/k/a South Florida East Coast Corridor (SFECC) StudyM I A M I ‐ D A D E , B R O W A R D , A N D P A L M B E A C H C O U N T I E S , F L O R I D A

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