Partnership Planning for the Northeast Corridor

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • Facilitating consensus-driven decision-making

  • Creating tools to share information and collaborate across agencies

  • Communicating complex technical information to decision-makers

The sustainability of service on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is at risk. Many of its tunnels and bridges date back to a period between the Civil War and the New Deal. Service disruptions due to infrastructure failures already occur regularly. A complete loss of service would have environmental and economic sustainability consequences by pushing more commuters and intercity travelers onto congested highway and aviation networks, costing the country an estimated $100 million per day.

The NEC’s partners are committed to modernizing their shared rail network. As this expansive asset crosses many jurisdictions and serves many varied stakeholders, a new framework for capital investment is under development in which the federal government, state governments, and rail service providers are collaborating in unprecedented ways.

Congress created the Northeast Corridor Commission in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) to promote cooperative planning and investment. It is composed of one member from each of the NEC states and the District of Columbia; four members from Amtrak; and five members from the USDOT. Learn how these stakeholders are improving cross-agency planning, transparency, and accountability to achieve greater results than any one agency could alone.



Richard Andreski , Connecticut Department of Transportation , Newington , CT (see bio)
Bryan Rodda , Washington , DC (see bio)
Alex Flemming , AICP , AMTRAK , Philadelphia , PA (see bio)
Donald Maley , Northeast Corridor Commission , Washington , DC (see bio)