North/West Passage Transportation Pooled Fund Study Phase 5

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(506)
Former Study Number:
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1570
Partners: ID, MN, MT, ND, SD, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2024
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $650,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Cory Johnson
Coryj.Johnson@state.mn.us
Phone: 651-234-7062
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Jon Obenberger
Jon.Obenberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3265
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name
Idaho Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish
Idaho Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson
Montana Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Mike Warren Rebecca Ridenour
Montana Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Mike Warren Rebecca Ridenour
Montana Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Mike Warren Rebecca Ridenour
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 David Huft Thad Bauer
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 David Huft Thad Bauer
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Kelvin Daratha Douglas Brodin
Washington State Department of Transportation 2024 $25,000.00 Kelvin Daratha Douglas Brodin

Study Description

Interstates 90 and 94 between Wisconsin and Washington function as major corridors for commercial and recreational travel. Extreme winter weather conditions, prevalent in the northern states within this corridor, pose significant operational and travel-related challenges. Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming are predominantly rural and face similar transportation issues related to traffic management, traveler information, and commercial vehicle operations.

 

Recognizing the value of coordinated, cross-border collaboration for ITS deployment to address these issues, Minnesota initiated a meeting in 2002 with representatives from each of the states within the corridor. The group established itself as a Transportation Pooled Fund in 2003. 

 

North/West Passage members contribute annually to the pooled fund and are reimbursed for program travel.  A work plan is developed and approved annually by the Steering Committee.  Work Plan 1 and Work Plan 2 were funded through TFP-5(093).  That project number was closed out and Work Plan 3 - Work Plan 13 were funded through the FHWA number TPF-5(190). Work Plan 14 – Work Plan 17 are currently funded under the current TPF number: 5(376). To view each work plan and project results, visit the program website at: http://www.nwpassage.info/about/workplan.php

 

This new TPF number will fund Work Plan 18 – Work Plan 22.

Objectives

The vision of the North/West Passage (NWP) Corridor is to focus on developing effective methods for sharing, coordinating, and integrating traveler information, operational activities, and emerging technologies across state and provincial borders.  The vision provides a framework to guide the states’ future projects in the corridor. 

Scope of Work

The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) serves as the Program Administrator and a Steering Committee consists of one representative from each of the states that have financially contributed to the effort. The Steering Committee meets monthly or as necessary to provide overall program direction.  Key elements include:

  • Annual work plan development and initiation.
  • Overseeing selected contractors that perform research, complete project tasks and prepare technical documents as outlined in each annual work plan.
  • The projects voted in annually by the members are determined by discussing common issues, problems, or needs related to the following six focus areas and corresponding goals and objectives as described below.

Comments

Participants requested to contribute $30,000/year.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Letter of Acceptance - TPF-5(506) Letter of Acceptance - TPF-5(506).pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Approval of SPR Waiver FHWA Led Approval of SPR Waiver Memo 1570.pdf Memorandum Public

North/West Passage Transportation Pooled Fund Study Phase 5

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(506)
Lead Organization: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1570
Partners: ID, MN, MT, ND, SD, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2024
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $650,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Cory Johnson
Coryj.Johnson@state.mn.us
Phone: 651-234-7062
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Jon Obenberger
Jon.Obenberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3265
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Idaho Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Steve Spoor Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Cory Johnson Leif Halverson Leif.Halverson@state.mn.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Mike Warren Rebecca Ridenour (406)444-7203 rridenour@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Mike Warren Rebecca Ridenour (406)444-7203 rridenour@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Mike Warren Rebecca Ridenour (406)444-7203 rridenour@mt.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Barry Kinnischtzke TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2023 $30,000.00 David Huft Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 David Huft Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
Washington State Department of Transportation 2023 $25,000.00 Kelvin Daratha Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2024 $25,000.00 Kelvin Daratha Douglas Brodin 360-705-7972 brodind@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Interstates 90 and 94 between Wisconsin and Washington function as major corridors for commercial and recreational travel. Extreme winter weather conditions, prevalent in the northern states within this corridor, pose significant operational and travel-related challenges. Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming are predominantly rural and face similar transportation issues related to traffic management, traveler information, and commercial vehicle operations.

 

Recognizing the value of coordinated, cross-border collaboration for ITS deployment to address these issues, Minnesota initiated a meeting in 2002 with representatives from each of the states within the corridor. The group established itself as a Transportation Pooled Fund in 2003. 

 

North/West Passage members contribute annually to the pooled fund and are reimbursed for program travel.  A work plan is developed and approved annually by the Steering Committee.  Work Plan 1 and Work Plan 2 were funded through TFP-5(093).  That project number was closed out and Work Plan 3 - Work Plan 13 were funded through the FHWA number TPF-5(190). Work Plan 14 – Work Plan 17 are currently funded under the current TPF number: 5(376). To view each work plan and project results, visit the program website at: http://www.nwpassage.info/about/workplan.php

 

This new TPF number will fund Work Plan 18 – Work Plan 22.

Objectives

The vision of the North/West Passage (NWP) Corridor is to focus on developing effective methods for sharing, coordinating, and integrating traveler information, operational activities, and emerging technologies across state and provincial borders.  The vision provides a framework to guide the states’ future projects in the corridor. 

Scope of Work

The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) serves as the Program Administrator and a Steering Committee consists of one representative from each of the states that have financially contributed to the effort. The Steering Committee meets monthly or as necessary to provide overall program direction.  Key elements include:

  • Annual work plan development and initiation.
  • Overseeing selected contractors that perform research, complete project tasks and prepare technical documents as outlined in each annual work plan.
  • The projects voted in annually by the members are determined by discussing common issues, problems, or needs related to the following six focus areas and corresponding goals and objectives as described below.

Comments

Participants requested to contribute $30,000/year.

Title File/Link Type Private
Letter of Acceptance - TPF-5(506) Letter of Acceptance - TPF-5(506).pdf Memorandum Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Approval of SPR Waiver FHWA Led Approval of SPR Waiver Memo 1570.pdf Memorandum Public

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