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Conexus Indiana

INDOT

Rail Office & Aviation Office

Robert Zier

Director of Multi-Modal

INDOT

February 19, 2013

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INDOT Profile

  • Six district offices
  • 3,630 employees
    • 1,600 Highway Technicians
    • 800 Managers/Supervisors
    • 300 Engineers
  • $400 million/annual operating budget
  • $1 billion/annual capital expenditures
  • 28,400 total roadway lane miles
  • 5,300 INDOT-owned bridges

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governor mike pence
Governor Mike Pence

Good to Great

  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Balanced Life
  • Chain of Command

Take Care of What You Have

Finish What You Start

Plan for the Future

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indot rail office
INDOT Rail Office
  • Rail Planner
    • Administer Railroad Grade Crossing Fund
    • Administer Industrial Rail Service Fund
    • Maintains & analyzes railroad data, such as volumes, commodities & traffic patterns
    • Coordinates efforts with Federal, State & others to promote rail service in the Indiana
  • Code Enforcement
    • Ensure railroads are operating in Indiana in accordance with State statutes & the Indiana Code
    • Evaluate petitions, conduct site meetings for preparation of State Orders
    • Responsible for the accuracy of railroad grade crossing inventory at the State & FRA level

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responsibilities
Responsibilities
  • What are some rail programs that INDOT funds or administers?
    • Industrial Rail Service Fund
      • For shortline (Class II & III) freight railroads to upgrade physical plant & assist in railroad track improvements related to new business development
    • Indiana Grade Crossing Fund
      • Grants used to improve the safety of rail/highway grade crossings
    • Section 130 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Program
      • Grants to add or improve train-activated warning devices at rail/highway grade crossings

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what is the extent of the indiana freight rail network

3 Class I (large) railroads and 39 Class II, III (small) railroads operate 4,273 miles of active rail lines

  • Indiana is ranked 3rd in the nation for number of railroads operating and seventh in carloads handled
  • Railroads in Indiana handled 275.3 million tons (10th) and 6.2 million carloads of freight (6th) in 2010

What is the extent of the Indiana freight rail network?

Sources: INDOT Data, Association of American Railroads

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which indiana rail lines carry the most traffic

2010 Millions of Gross Tons* per Mile

Many of the most heavily used rail lines cross the northern portion of the state east/west

Which Indiana Rail Lines Carry the Most Traffic?

* Weight of cargo + weight of railcars, locomotives

Sources: INDOT, Federal Railroad Administration

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what is carried by indiana s freight rail network

What Is Carried by Indiana’s Freight Rail Network?

Source: STB Carload Waybill Sample

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indiana rail statistics
Indiana Rail Statistics
  • 42 railroads (3rd most in nation)
    • 3 Class I’s & 39 shortlines (4th)
  • 4,273 total rail miles (9th)
  • Railroad employees 5,659 (9th)
  • Indiana originated 615,000 carloads in 2010 (13th in nation)
      • Coal, Farm Products, Primary Metal Products, Food Products & Chemicals
  • Terminated 585,000 carloads in 2010 (15th in nation)
    • Coal, Primary Metal Products, Chemicals, Waste & Scrap, Petroleum & Coal Products

Source: 2010 AAR Facts

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more indiana statistics

Indiana has 5,954 public crossings (5th)

    • 75% of Indiana’s crossings are public vehicle crossings
    • 56% of the crossings have crossing lights or lights and gates
    • Indiana has 4.38% of the total public crossings in the country

That equates to 1.34 public crossings per rail mile

Source: AAR & FRA Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2010

More Indiana Statistics

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What are previous INDOT activities regarding passenger rail?

    • One of nine member states in the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative, an ongoing effort to develop and improve passenger rail in the Midwest, including high-speed rail service (80-110 mph) with shorter travel times.
    • In partnership with the Illinois and Michigan DOTs and FRA, developed a project involving a Service NEPA environmental Assessment, Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac Rail Corridor Improvements from Chicago, Ill., to Pontiac, Mi.
    • In partnership with FRA, Norfolk Southern and Amtrak, developed a Project for Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program for funding of the Indiana Rail Gateway Project, estimated to cost $71.4 million, would upgrade the NS Chicago-Cleveland line between Porter and the Indiana/Illinois state line. Project was selected for funding.

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INDOT Rail OfficeContact:Mike RileyINDOT, Manager – Rail Office100 North Senate Ave., N955Indianapolis, IN 46204(317)-232-1491mdriley@indot.in.gov

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indot office of aviation
INDOT Office of Aviation

Mission: The department shall encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aeronautics in this state and shall encourage the establishment of airports, landing fields, and other navigation facilities.

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Responsibilities

Develop Statewide Aviation System Plan (20 year)

Strategic planning initiatives to foster the growth of the Indiana State Aviation System and develop process improvements for deliverables in areas of:

Safety – Perform airport inspections and disseminate safety critical information to airports.

Mobility – Maintain system that provides a maximum 30 minute drive to air travel for all Hoosiers.

Economic Development – Continue to develop system of 5,001’ runways to accommodate business class aircraft.

Coordination – Coordinate the development for freight delivery at major points throughout the state. Increase capacity at certain centers.

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Responsibilities

Administer Statewide Capital Improvement Program

Develop the 5 year Airport Capital Improvement Program

Administer the pavement inspection of Indiana State Aviation System Airports

Conduct annual operation evaluations at public-use airports

Inventory aircraft based at Indiana Airports

Provide Engineering/Technical consultation

Construction project approval

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Responsibilities

Administer Airport Development Fund (IC-8-21-11-5)

Provide State funds matching to local airports for Federal grants

State/Local grants to airports (unfunded)

Loans to airports from the loan fund (unfunded)

Grant administration and processing

Perform Public-Use Airport Inspections

On-Site annual inspection performed to determine compliance with state safety requirements

Operating certificates issued to all public-use and private-use airports within the state

Conduct FAA 5010 Master Record inspections (under Federal contract which INDOT receives $650 per inspection)

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Responsibilities

Indiana Tall Structure/Noise Sensitive Permits

Evaluate proposals/issue permits for compatibleland usages near airports

Early Coordination review of construction projects

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INDOT Office of Aviation

Summary: The Office of Aviation helps Indiana communities manage the Planning, Funding, and Safety functions at their local airport.

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INDOT Office of Aviation

Contacts:

  • Manager – Kevin Rector
  • Chief Airport Engineer – Nick McClain
  • Aviation Planner – Marty Blake
  • Project Manager – Marcus Dial
  • Chief Airport Inspector – James Kinder

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