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  • ELMIRA-CHEMUNG TRANSPORTATION

    PLAN 2035

    CHALLENGES and

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Approved by the ECTC Policy Committee December 2014

  • This Plan has been developed with funding from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit

    Administration. The content solely represents the views and policies of the Elmira-Chemung Transportation

    Council and not the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

    This Long-Range Plan was prepared by RSG in cooperation with

    CDM Smith, Inc., Fitzgerald Halliday Inc., and Twaddell Associates, LLC.

  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

    AADT Annual Average Daily Traffic

    AADTT Average Annual Daily Truck

    ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

    AVL Automated vehicle locators

    BACPAC Bicycle Advisory Committee and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

    CARD Centerline Audible Roadway Delineators

    CEATS Corning Erwin Area Transit System

    CHP Creating Healthy Places

    CTC Coordinated Transportation Committee

    DAV Disabled American Veterans

    DOT Department of Transportation

    ECTC Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council

    EIS Environmental impact statement

    EV Electric vehicle

    FAA Federal Aviation Administration

    FHWA Federal Highway Administration

    FTA Federal Transit Administration

    HAL High-Accident Locations

    HAR Highway advisory radio

    HOST Horseheads Sand and Transload

    HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System

    HSIP Highway Safety Improvement Program

    HTF Highway Trust Fund

    IRI International Roughness Index

    ITS Intelligent Transportation System

    LRP Long-range transportation plan

    MPO Metropolitan planning organization

    MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

    NAICS North American Industry Classification System

    NBI National Bridge Inventory

    NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

    NHTS National Household Travel Survey

    NYSDOT New York State Department of Transportation

    NYSTOA New York State Transit Operating Assistance

    PIL Priority Investigation Locations

    QWI Quarterly Workforce Indicators

    RWIS Road Weather Information Stations

    SFY State Fiscal Year

    SHARD Secondary Highway Audible Roadway Delineators

    SHSP Strategic Highway Safety Plan

    SRTS Safe Routes to School

  • STBL Southern Tier Bicycle League

    TAMP Transportation Asset Management Plan

    TDM Transportation Demand Management

    TIP Transportation Improvement Program

    TSMO Transportation system management and operations

    USDOT US Department of Transportation

    UZA Urbanized Areas

    VMS Variable message signs

    VMT Vehicle Miles of Travel

    YOE Year of expenditure

  • ELMIRA-CHEMUNG TRANSPORTATION PLAN 2035: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    PREPARED FOR: ELMIRA-CHEMUNG TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL

    i

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................... 1

    Opportunities and Challenges ................................................................................................................ 1

    Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century ...................................................................................... 3

    CHAPTER 1: ESTABLISHING THE COMMUNITY VISION ........................................................................ 9

    Community Vision Statement ............................................................................................................... 12

    Vision of Places to Preserve and To Change ....................................................................................... 13

    CHAPTER 2: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ................................................................................................ 17

    CHAPTER 3: FINANCIAL PLAN ............................................................................................................... 26

    CHAPTER 4: CURRENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM CONDITIONS ................................................. 34

    Transportation Conditions .................................................................................................................... 36

    Roadway Physical Condition ................................................................................................................ 39

    Roadway Operations ............................................................................................................................ 43

    Bridges .................................................................................................................................................. 44

    Public Transit ........................................................................................................................................ 48

    Bicycle Facilities ................................................................................................................................... 55

    Pedestrian Facilities ............................................................................................................................. 58

    Freight: Truck ........................................................................................................................................ 58

    Freight: Railroads ................................................................................................................................. 61

    Aviation ................................................................................................................................................. 64

    Demographics ....................................................................................................................................... 65

    Housing ................................................................................................................................................. 67

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    Employment .......................................................................................................................................... 67

    Education Enrollment ........................................................................................................................... 73

    Household Income ................................................................................................................................ 74

    Summary .............................................................................................................................................. 75

    CHAPTER 5: TRANSPORTATION NEEDS .............................................................................................. 76

    Population Forecast .............................................................................................................................. 76

    Economic Forecast ............................................................................................................................... 79

    Transportation System Needs .............................................................................................................. 80

    CHAPTER 6: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES ............................................................................. 99

    The Plan ~ Project, Actions, and Strategies ......................................................................................... 99

    Safety for All Users ............................................................................................................................. 100

    System PreservationInfrastructure State of Good Repair .............................................................. 102

    System Preservationresiliency ........................................................................................................ 107

    Management and Operation of the Regional transportation System ................................................. 108

    Improving Mobility and Accessibility ................................................................................................... 109

    Economic Development and Sustainability ........................................................................................ 116

    Summary ............................................................................................................................................ 117

    FIGURE 1: LONG-RANGE PLAN PROCESS ................................................................................................................................... 6

    FIGURE 2: CARD EXERCISE RESULTS (SEE APPENDIX FOR COMPLETE LIST OF COMMENTS AND IDEAS) ..................... 10

    FIGURE 3: MAPPING EXERCISE RESULTS (SEE APPENDIX FOR COMPLETE SET OF WORKSHOP MAPS) ........................ 11

    FIGURE 4: VISION OF PLACES TO PRESERVE AND TO CHANGE (MAP 1) .............................................................................. 14

    FIGURE 5: VISION OF PLACES TO PRESERVE AND TO CHANGE (MAP 2) .............................................................................. 15

    FIGURE 6: VISION OF PLACES TO PRESERVE AND TO CHANGE (MAP 3) .............................................................................. 16

    FIGURE 7: RECENT ECTC PROJECTS ......................................................................................................................................... 35

    FIGURE 8: CHEMUNG COUNTY LOCAL ROA