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Transportation

  1. 1. TransportationandTourism<br />
  2. 2. Major Transportation Facilities<br />
  3. 3. IssuesThe 4 Cs<br />• Condition<br />• Capacity<br />• Connectivity<br />• Security<br />
  4. 4. …and<br />$<br />
  5. 5. The Transportation Network<br />Highway<br />– Public Roads<br />• 46,769 miles of Interstate highway<br />• 115,032 miles of other National Highway System roads<br />• 3,828,046 miles of other roads<br />• Air<br />• Public-use airports<br />• 5,286 airports<br />– Airports serving large certificated carriers (2002)<br />• 29 large hub areasa (72 airports), 443 million enplaned passengers<br />• 33 medium hub areas (38 airports), 103 million enplaned passengers<br />• 63 small hub areas (71 airports), 43 million enplaned passengers<br />• 651 nonhub areas (664 airports), 16 million enplaned passengers<br />• Rail<br />– Miles of railroad operated<br />• 98,944 miles by Class I freight railroads in the United Statesb<br />• 15,648 miles by regional freight railroads<br />• 26,347 miles by local freight railroads<br />• 23,000 miles by Amtrak (passenger)c<br />
  6. 6. The Transportation Network<br />Urban transit 2002<br />– Directional route-miles<br />• Bus: 185,216e<br />• Trolley bus: 468<br />• Commuter rail: 4,440<br />• Heavy rail: 1,572<br />• Light rail: 943<br />– Stations<br />• Commuter rail: 919<br />• Heavy rail: 994<br />• Light rail: 625<br />• Water<br />• 26,000 miles of navigable waterways (2002)<br />• Ferry routes: 487 (2000)<br />– Commercial waterway facilities (2002)<br />• Great Lakes: 600 deep-draft<br />• Great Lakes: 154 shallow-draft<br />• Inland: 2,361 shallow-draft<br />• Ocean: 4,284 deep-draft<br />• Ocean: 1,765 shallow-draft<br />
  7. 7. Summer Travel Quick Facts<br />How Much Summer Travel<br />• 657 million long distance summer trips were made during the 16-week period between<br />Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend in 2001.<br />How Far We Travel<br />• The average summer long-distance trip is 284 miles one-way.<br />• More than three out of four (78 percent) summer trips are 50-249 miles in length. We also<br />travel:<br />– one out of 10 (11 percent) trips 250-400 miles<br />– one out of 20 (5 percent) trips 500-999 miles<br />– one out of 20 (5 percent) trips 1,000+ miles<br />How We Travel<br />• Nine out of 10 summer trips (about 91 percent) are in personal vehicles such as a car.<br />• 7 percent of summer trips are by air.<br />• 2 percent of trips are by train or bus.<br />
  8. 8. Most TripsAre Short Trips<br />
  9. 9. The Sinews of Passenger Travel<br />Taxicabs<br />Buses<br />Rental Cars<br />
  10. 10. IssuesThe 4 Cs<br />• Condition<br />• Capacity<br />• Connectivity<br />• Security<br />
  11. 11. Congested Highways, 2000<br />
  12. 12. Congested Highways, 2020<br />
  13. 13. Surface Transportation Needs(Capital Costs)<br />2003 Funding Cost to<br />Levels Improve<br />• Highways $70 Billion $125 Billion<br />• Transit $14 Billion $44 Billion<br />• Rail $5 Billion $10+Billion*<br />(*$2.6 Billion Public Funding)<br />
  14. 14. Highway Trust Fund Problems:1. Sustaining Purchasing Power<br />
  15. 15. Gas Tax History<br />Federal Gasoline Tax Rate in Real 2004 Dollars<br />
  16. 16. TEA-21 ReauthorizationBroad Priorities<br />Full funding adequate to meet needs<br />Utilize all Federal motor fuel tax revenue for surface transportation<br />Expedite essential highway construction<br />
  17. 17. TEA-21 ReauthorizationFocused Priorities<br />Better accessibility<br />to tourism areas:<br />Roadways to prime tourism areas, destinations and attractions<br />Downtown tour bus parking facilities<br />Intermodal linkages<br />
  18. 18. Focused Priorities<br />Welcome / Information Centers<br />Role of outdoor advertising<br />Highway right-of-way<br />New 511 system<br />Better tourism input to ITS policies<br />
  19. 19. Focused Priorities<br />Transportation Enhancements<br />Trails<br />Scenic Byways<br />Federal Lands<br />Highways<br />
  20. 20. Premier Destinations<br />30,000,000 people visit annually<br />Magic Kingdom over 14 million<br />Indianapolis 5.4 million people visit<br />CARHENGE over 86,588<br />
  21. 21. The End<br />Presented by:<br />

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