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Toronto-Detroit Road Trip Quiz Only one entry per person No use of electronic aids Enter travel distance to nearest 0.01 km/mi Enter travel time to nearest minute One prize of $5 for closest travel distance One prize of $5 for closest travel time Place your name at bottom of your entry

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toronto detroit road trip quiz
Toronto-Detroit Road Trip Quiz
  • Only one entry per person
  • No use of electronic aids
  • Enter travel distance to nearest 0.01 km/mi
  • Enter travel time to nearest minute
  • One prize of $5 for closest travel distance
  • One prize of $5 for closest travel time
  • Place your name at bottom of your entry
  • Mapquest’s 21 March results determine winners
  • You must be present to win!!!!

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mapquest s answers as of march 21 2010
MapQuest’s Answersas of March 21, 2010

ROUTEDISTANCETIME

mikm

Tunnel 233 374 4h 47m

Ambassador Br. 238 382 4h 49m

Blue Water Br. 246.02 395.93 4h 54m

Differences 13 21 7m

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DRIC: The Other Choices

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dric the other choices
DRIC: The Other Choices
  • Action: Improve border crossing information services in SW Ontario and southern Michigan

Result: Defer need for DRIC by 6 years under DRIC Study’s traffic forecasts

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travelers to usa
TRAVELERS TO USA

Choose now among three almost equally-long routes for travel to Detroit and other US locations.

Check next two road signs for each route’s --- current border delay times (in minutes) --- distances to downtown Detroit

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downtown detroit
Downtown Detroit

border

401 delay

  • Via Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 184 km 20
  • Via Ambassador Bridge 191 km 20

402quickest

  • Via Sarnia and Port Huron 205 km 02

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downtown detroit12
Downtown Detroit

border

401 delay

  • Via Detroit-Windsor Tunnel 114 mi 20
  • Via Ambassador Bridge 119 mi 20

402quickest

  • Via Sarnia and Port Huron 127 mi 02

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guide signs in usa
Guide Signs in USA

Northbound I-69

  • on approach to I-94 near Battle Creek

Eastbound I-94

  • on approach to I-69 near Battle Creek
  • at west city limits of Detroit

Northbound I-75

  • at south city limits of Detroit

Other locations to be determined

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DRIC: The Other Choices
  • Build and operate tunnel for public transport only between centers of Windsor and Detroit, include connecting public transport services in both cities

- Reinvigorate Detroit + Windsor downtowns- Reduce journey-to-work traffic on bridge - Defer date DRIC highway is needed

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dric the other choices15
DRIC: The Other Choices
  • Improve intermodal rail service on railroad routes from Toronto to at least Cincinnati and Chicago via SE Michigan

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mdot s dric study concept
MDOT’s DRIC Study Concept

“End – to – End Solution”

Focused only on the limits of proposed DRIC project

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ambassador bridge truck traffic
AMBASSADOR BRIDGE TRUCK TRAFFIC

199920042035

AVG DAILY TRAFFIC(two directions) 10,346 9,233 21,397

AVG HOURLY DETROIT – GTA TRAFFIC (each direction) 95 85 196

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cp expressway
CP Expressway
  • Drive-on TOFC service
  • Montreal – Toronto – previously Detroit
  • Does not require reinforced trailer
  • Worked effectively in transport of trucks under Detroit River following closure of Ambassador Bridge after 9/11

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intermodal freight
Intermodal freight
  • Container on flat car (lifted on)
  • Trailer on flat car (lifted on)
  • Trailer on flat car (pushed on)
  • Highway tractor and trailer on flat car (Driven-on by tractor driver, who stays on train)
  • Trailer on track (trailer driven onto track)

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highway concession agreements
HIGHWAY CONCESSION AGREEMENTS

Hwy 407 (Ontario) (1999) 99 yrs

Chicago Skyway (2005) 99 yrs

Indiana Toll Road (2006) 75 yrs

DRIC (????) 30-45 yrs FHWA/MDOT informal estimate

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undiscussed result of dric
Undiscussed result of DRIC
  • Concession agreements include non-compete and/or pay-to-compete clauses
  • Setting up DRIC PPP will eliminate all prospects for competitive government-supported non-highway trans-border transport for duration of concession

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actions
Actions

0 Terminate DRIC highway planning

  • Develop SW Ontario/South Michigan cross-border traffic management system
  • Begin evaluation of public transport tunnel between Windsor and Detroit
  • Work with railroads to improve their Ontario, Michigan, Ohio facilities and to make intermodal the prime trans-border freight transport option

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thank you
Thank you.

Bergmann@umich.edu

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