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GBNRTC Meeting July 23, 2004


REGIONAL VEHICLE MILES of TRAVEL or VMT VMT at Record High

• VMT in the Region is at an ALL TIME HIGH • YEAR 2003 VMT: 19,673,392 • Up 3.1 % FROM 2002 • PREVIOUS VMT HIGH WAS IN 1996


Vehicle Miles of Travel

2003

in Millions

In Erie and Niagara Counties

20 18 16

VMT

14 12

1973 1977 1981 1985 1989 1993 1997 2001 2004

Year Year 2003 VMT: 19,673,392


REGIONAL VEHICLE MILES of TRAVEL By Functional Classification VMT at Record High

• PRINCIPAL ARTERIALS • INTERSTATES: 4,218,275 • EXPRESSWAYS: 1,911,973 • STREETS: 5,242,231

UP 3.1% UP 2.0% UP 6.0%

• MINOR ARTERIALS •

4,310,235

UP 1.1%

1,140,669

Unchanged

2,850,011

UP 1.8%

• COLLECTORS • • RURAL SYSTEM •


TRAFFIC COUNTS CONDUCTED IN REGION 2003 VMT at Record High

• 520 New Counts Completed in 2003 On Federal-Aid Eligible System • 310 By GBNRTC

• 210 By NYSDOT • All Counts Are AADT or Average Annual

Daily Traffic Counts


TRAFFIC TRENDSTRAFFIC TREND IN THE IN THE REGION REGION


I-290 YOUNGMANN EXPWY I-290

• 88,800 Volume in 2004 (Taken in May of 2004)

• Up 7 % in 6 months

I-190 to Delaware

• 83,300 Volume in 2003 (Taken in Nov of 2003) • 60,800 Volume in 2000 • Traffic Up 46 % in 4 yrs • 6 Lanes • LOS D


I-290 YOUNGMANN EXPWY I-190 to Delaware

88,800 Volume in 2004 Traffic Up 46 % in 4 yrs


AM Peak Hr Up 48 %

PM Peak Hr Up 29 % 1,575 Vehicles

2,280 Vehicles

2004 2003 2000

23 45 67 810 9 12 -11 -1 pm 23 45 67 10 8 -1 -9 1 pm

-1

am

9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0

12

Total Volume

Traffic Growth by Time of Day I-290 I-190 to Delaware

Hour


I-290 YOUNGMANN EXPWY Sheridan to Main I-290

• 131,900 Volume in 2003 • 118,200 Volume in 2002 • 115,900 Volume in 1999 • 109,000 Volume in 1997 • Traffic Up 12 % in 1 yr • 6 Lanes • LOS F


I-290 YOUNGMANN EXPWY Sheridan to Main

131,900 Volume in 2003 Traffic Up 12 % in 1 yr Looking West From Main St


I-290 YOUNGMANN EXPWY I-290

Millersport to Sheridan

• 128,900 Volume in 2004 • 105,700 Volume in 2001 • 104,800 Volume in 1997 • 95,800 Volume in 1991 • Traffic Up 22 % in 3 yrs • 6 Lanes • LOS F


I-290 YOUNGMANN EXPWY Millersport to Sheridan

128,900 Volume in 2004 Traffic Up 22 % in 3 yrs


I-90 NYS THRUWAY Williamsville Toll Barrier I-290 to Transit I-90

• 50,400 Volume in 2003 • 49,800 Volume in 2002 • 48,100 Volume in 2001 • 39,100 Volume in 1995 • Traffic Up 2 % in 1 yr • Traffic Up 5 % in 2 yrs • Truck Traffic Up 3%

I-90

• 4 Lanes • LOS C


I-90 at the Williamsville Toll Barrier 50,400 AADT

EB WB

30 Percent is Truck Traffic

Looking East From South Forest Rd Bridge


I-90 NYS THRUWAY Cleveland Dr Area I-90

• 141,000 Volume in 2003 • 126,000 Volume in 1999 • 92,000 Volume in 1998 • 67,500 Volume in 1978 • Traffic Up 109% in 25yrs • 6 Lanes • LOS F

I-90


141,000 vehicles per day travel this section of the I-90 between Exit 50 (I-290) and Exit 51 (Rt 33)

HIGHEST VOLUME OUTSIDE OF THE NY CITY AREA


RT 400 AURORA EXPWY I-90 to Seneca St

• 48,300 Volume in 2003 • 43,700 Volume in 2000 • 36,600 Volume in 1995 • Traffic Up 11 % in 3 yrs

Rt 400

• 4 Lanes • LOS C


RT 400 AURORA EXPWY I-90 to Seneca St

48,300 Volume in 2003 Traffic Up 11 % in 3 yrs


RT 219 Expressway

Northern End •58,400 Volume in 2003 • 46,400 Volume in 2000 • Up 26% in Three years to 13,400 Volume in 2003 10,700 Volume in 2001 Up 26% in Two years Southern End

Rt 219

• 4 Lanes • LOS C


RT 219 EXPRESSWAY Northern End

48,300 Volume in 2003 Traffic Up 26 % in 3 yrs


RT 219 EXPRESSWAY

Southern End 13,400 Volume in 2003 Traffic Up 26 % in 2 yrs

Northern End 48,300 Volume in 2003


I-90 NYS THRUWAY Erie Section Milestrip to Ridge

• 47,800 Volume in 2003 • 46,200 Volume in 2002 • 38,800 Volume in 1995 • Traffic Up 3.5 % in 1 yr • Passenger Cars Up 4% • Trucks Up 1% in 1 Yr

I-90

• 4 Lanes • LOS C


I-90 NYS THRUWAY 47,800 Volume in 2003

Milestrip to Ridge


I-190 NIAGARA THRUWAY RT 198 to Amherst

I-190 • 65,000 Volume in 2003 • 50,900 Volume in 1997 • 43,800 Volume in 1988 • Traffic Up 6 % in 1 yr • 4 Lanes • LOS E


I-190

NIAGARA THRUWAY

RT 198 to Amherst

65,000 Volume in 2003 Traffic Up 6 % in 1 year


I-190 SOUTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGES I-190

• 75,800 Volume in 2004 • Up 8 % in first 6 months

• 69,900 Volume in 2003 • 66,000 Volume in 2002 • 63,500 Volume in 2001 • 53,900 Volume in 1993 • 38,000 Volume in 1983 • Traffic Up 8% in 1 yr • Traffic Up 41% in 11 yrs • Traffic Up 99% in 21 yrs • 2 Lanes • LOS F


I-190 SOUTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGES

75,800 Volume in 2004 Traffic Up 8% in 1 yr


I-190 SOUTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGES

• 75,800 Volume in 2004 • 69,900 Volume in 2003 • 66,000 Volume in 2002 • 63,500 Volume in 2001 • 53,900 Volume in 1993 • 38,000 Volume in 1983 • Traffic Up 8% in 1 yr • Traffic Up 41% in 11 yrs • Traffic Up 99% in 21 yrs • 2 Lanes • LOS F


I-190

I-190 NORTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGES

• 56,700 Volume in 2003 • 53,400 Volume in 2002 • 52,100 Volume in 2001 • 44,800 Volume in 1997 • 42,600 Volume in 1993 • 33,100 Volume in 1983 •Traffic Up 6% in 1 yr • Traffic Up 33% in 10 yrs • Traffic Up 71% in 20 yrs • 2 Lanes • LOS E


I-190 NORTH GRAND ISLAND BRIDGES

• 56,700 Volume in 2003 • 53,400 Volume in 2002 • 52,100 Volume in 2001 • 44,800 Volume in 1997 • 42,600 Volume in 1993 • 33,100 Volume in 1983 •Traffic Up 6% in 1 yr • Traffic Up 33% in 10 yrs • Traffic Up 71% in 20 yrs • 2 Lanes • LOS E


INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CROSSINGS

• Peace Bridge

Peace Bridge

• 19,800 Volume in 2003 • 22,100 Volume in 2002 • 21,500 Volume in 1993 • 17,900 Volume in 1983 •Traffic Down 12% in 1 yr •Traffic Down 9% in 10 yrs •Traffic Up 9% in 20 yrs


19,800 Volume in 2003 22,100 Volume in 2002 21,500 Volume in 1993 17,900 Volume in 1983

Traffic Down 12% in 1 yr Traffic Down 9% in 10 yrs Traffic Up 9% in 20 yrs

Peace Bridge


INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CROSSINGS

• Lewiston-Queenston • 11,000 Volume in 2003 • 12,000 Volume in 2002 • 12,700 Volume in 1993 • 6,700 Volume in 1983 • Rainbow • 9,300 Volume in 2003 • 11,600 Volume in 2002 • 11,900 Volume in 1993 • 8,900 Volume in 1983


INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE ROSSINGS 12,000,000

HISTORICAL TOTAL VEHICLE CROSSINGS

10,000,000

TRAFFIC VOLUME

8,000,000

6,000,000

4,000,000

2,000,000

1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

YEAR

PEACE BRIDGE

RAINBOW BRIDGE

WHIRLPOOL BRIDGE

LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE


I-190

OTHER LOCATIONS NF Blvd

N Bailey

I-990 Main

Transit

I-90

Rt33

Rt 5

Rt 400

I-90 Rt 219

• RT 33 Kensington Expwy •Fillmore to Grider 109,300 (99,400 in 2001) • RT 5 Ohio Street 45,700 • (37,600 in 2000) • NF BLVD Robinson Rd 35,900 (30,700 in 1995) • I-990 UB to Sweet Home 43,700 (40,700 in 2001) • TRANSIT RD I-90 to Wehrle 44,100 (40,400 in 2000) • N BAILEY RD Maple to NFBlvd 18,700 • MAIN ST Union to Evans 35,700 (31,300 in 2002)


2004 ROADWAY PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF SERVICE MAP Level of Service (LOS) Threshold Values ARTERIALS

Daily Capacity AADT LOS D – LOS E

Peak Hour Capacity VPHPL

2

Lanes

14500 – 16250

980

3

Lanes (w/turn lane)

18900 – 20650

1240

4

Lanes

29000 – 32500

980

5

Lanes (w/turn lane)

33350 – 36900

1110

6

Lanes

43400 – 48800

980

7

Lanes (w/turn lane)

48100 – 53500

1070

4 Lanes

52600 - 62600

1880

6 Lanes

8330083300- 99300

1990

8 Lanes

111200111200- 132500

1990

36200 - 45700

1370

Customize Grand Island Bridges 4 Lanes


ROADWAY CONGESTION

EXIT 54 EXIT 5353toto54 I-90 I-90

LOS D Potential Problem LOS E or F Deficient


ROADWAY CONGESTION EXIT 50 Ranked 104th Most Congested Location in the Nation

South Grand Island Bridges LOS D Potential Problem LOS E or F Deficient


SURFACE SCORING CONDUCTED EVERY 2 YEARS BASED ON NYSDOT WINDSHIELD SCORING METHOD


OVERALL SYSTEM CONDITION in 2003

The average surface score in 2003 for the entire Federal-aid eligible system in Erie and Niagara Counties has remained relatively stable at 6.44 (as compared to 6.45 in 2001). On a 1– 10 Scale: 10 Best Roadway Condition 1 worst Roadway Condition


OVERALL SYSTEM CONDITION in 2003

Of the approximately 4,800 total lane miles scored in 2003, over 9% were rated in excellent condition; 54% were in good condition; 21% were in fair condition; and 16% were in poor condition; less than 1% were under construction at the time of the survey.


SURFACE SCORE by FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION Functional Classification

Average Score

VMT (millions)

Interstates

7.18

4.2

Expressways

6.69

1.9

Principal Arterials

6.73

5.2

Minor Arterials

6.23

4.3

Collectors

6.19

1.1

All Rural

6.89

2.8


OVERALL TABLE 4 2003 SURFACE CONDITION FEDERAL AID ELIGIBLE SYSTEM CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

EXCELLENT

10 9

14.58 434.70

0.3% 9.1%

9.4%

GOOD

8 7

1049.98 1510.82

22.0% 31.6%

53.5%

FAIR

6

1001.91

21.0%

21.0%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

411.35 186.12 127.13 23.44 0.00

8.6% 3.9% 2.7% 0.5% 0.0%

15.6%

UC

22.22

0.5%

0.5%

4782.25

100.0%

100.0%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 6.44 VMT: 19,375,476

PERCENT


TRENDS

FIGURE 3 Federal-Aid Eligible Highway System Condition by Year and Category 60.0%

PERCENT OF LANE MILES

53.5% 50.0% 46.0%

43.8%

44.1%

43.0%

46.0%

41.2% 40.0% 33.5% 31.1%

30.0%

30.0%

28.2%

27.6% 31.7%

22.2%

21.1% 20.0%

25.0%

25.7% 17.2%

16.4%

17.5%

13.9%

15.6%

11.5% 12.5%

10.0% 10.4% 0.0% 1989

10.7%

1991

1993

6.5%

5.9%

10.6%

1995

1997

1999

YEAR % Excellent

21.0%

% Good

% Fair

% Poor

11.6%

2001

9.4%

2003


NHS National Highway System

Average Score 6.91


INTERSTATES

Average Score 7.18


EXPRESSWAYS

Average Score 6.69


PRINCIPAL ARTERIALS

Average Score 6.73


MINOR ARTERIALS

Average Score 6.23


COLLECTORS

Average Score 6.19


AVERAGE SCORE BY JURISDICTION Jurisdiction

2003 Score

2001 Score

Erie County

6.48

6.41

Niagara County

6.79

6.73

City of Buffalo

5.55

5.83

City of Niagara Falls 5.03

4.65

NYSDOT

7.11

7.10

NYSTA

7.46

7.36


ERIE COUNTY

Average Score 6.48


AVERAGE SURFACE CONDITION SCORE 2003 10.00

AVERAGE SURFACE SCORE

9.00 8.00 7.00

6.26

6.48 6.13

6.00

6.47

6.42

5.77

5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00

ERIE COUNTY

1.00 0.00 1993

1995

1997

1999 YEAR

2001

2003


ERIE COUNTY 2003 SURFACE CONDITION ERIE COUNTY FEDERAL AID ELIGIBLE SYSTEM

CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

EXCELLENT

10 9

0.40 162.86

0.0% 13.7%

13.8%

GOOD

8 7

250.74 248.69

21.1% 21.0%

42.1%

FAIR

6

189.93

16.0%

16.0%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

146.37 105.04 60.31 18.64 0.00

12.3% 8.8% 5.1% 1.6% 0.0%

27.8%

4.08

0.3%

0.3%

1187.06

100.0%

100.0%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION TOTAL:

UC

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 6.48 VMT: 3,093,631

PERCENT


NIAGARA COUNTY

Average Score 6.79


NIAGARA COUNTY AVERAGE SURFACE CONDITION SCORE 2003

10.00

AVERAGE SURFACE SCORE

9.00 8.00

7.08

6.79

6.15

7.00 6.00

6.86

6.61

6.73

5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00

NIAGARA COUNTY

0.00 1993

1995

1997

1999 YEAR

2001

2003


NIAGARA COUNTY TABLE 17 2003 SURFACE CONDITION NIAGARA COUNTY FEDERAL AID ELIGIBLE SYSTEM

CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

EXCELLENT

10 9

7.30 62.64

1.7% 14.5%

16.1%

GOOD

8 7

93.08 66.02

21.5% 15.2%

36.7%

FAIR

6

150.38

34.7%

34.7%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

46.32 7.16 0.50 0.00 0.00

10.7% 1.7% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%

12.5%

UC

0.00

0.0%

0.0%

433.40

100.0%

100.0%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 6.79 VMT: 884,435

PERCENT


BUFFALO

Average Score 5.55


CITY OF BUFFALO AVERAGE SURFACE CONDITION SCORE 2003 10.00

AVERAGE SURFACE SCORE

9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00

6.31

6.47 5.00

5.51

5.84

5.70

5.55

4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00

BUFFALO

0.00 1993

1995

1997

1999 YEAR

2001

2003


BUFFALO TABLE 16 2003 SURFACE CONDITION CITY OF BUFFALO FEDERAL AID ELIGIBLE SYSTEM CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

EXCELLENT

10 9

0.00 13.00

0.0% 2.9%

2.9%

GOOD

8 7

33.70 58.85

7.4% 12.9%

20.3%

FAIR

6

116.92

25.7%

25.7%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

135.95 58.84 34.00 1.20 0.00

29.8% 12.9% 7.5% 0.3% 0.0%

50.5%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UC

3.36

0.7%

0.7%

455.82

100.0%

100.0%

TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 5.55 VMT: 1,433,719

PERCENT


NIAGARA FALLS

Average Score 5.03


CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS AVERAGE SURFACE CONDITION SCORE 2003 10.00

AVERAGE SURFACE SCORE

9.00 8.00 7.00 6.00

5.58

5.19

5.03

4.97

4.84

5.00 4.00

4.65

3.00 2.00 1.00

NIAGARA FALLS

0.00 1993

1995

1997

1999 YEAR

2001

2003


NIAGARA FALLS

TABLE 18 2003 SURFACE CONDITION CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS FEDERAL AID ELIGIBLE SYSTEM

CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

EXCELLENT

10 9

0.00 11.40

0.0% 13.2%

13.2%

GOOD

8 7

3.20 4.80

3.7% 5.6%

9.3%

FAIR

6

6.90

8.0%

8.0%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

10.06 13.88 32.32 3.60 0.00

11.7% 16.1% 37.5% 4.2% 0.0%

69.5%

UC

0.00

0.0%

0.0%

86.16

100.0%

100.0%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 5.03 VMT: 203,650

PERCENT


NYS THRUWAY

Average Score 7.46


NYS THRUWAY AVERAGE SURFACE CONDITION SCORE 2003 10.00 9.00

AVERAGE SURFACE SCORE

8.00

8.00 7.30

7.26 7.83

7.36

7.46

7.00 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 1993

1995

1997

1999

YEAR

2001

2003


NYS THRUWAY 2003 SURFACE CONDITION NYS THRUWAY CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

EXCELLENT

10 9

0.00 33.00

0.0% 10.1%

10.1%

GOOD

8 7

117.80 136.02

36.1% 41.7%

77.9%

FAIR

6

39.20

12.0%

12.0%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

0.0%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UC

0.00

0.0%

0.0%

326.02

100.0%

100.0%

TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 7.46 VMT: 3,711,955

PERCENT


NYSDOT

Average Score 7.11


NYSDOT AVERAGE SURFACE CONDITION SCORE 2003

ERIE and NIAGARA COUNTIES 10.00 9.00 8.00 AVERAGE SURFACE SCORE

7.10

7.00

7.10

7.11

7.00 6.90

6.00

6.61

5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 1993

1995

1997

1999 YEAR

2001

2003


NYSDOT 2003 SURFACE CONDITION NYSDOT FEDERAL-AID ELIGIBLE HIGHWAYS ERIE and NIAGAR A COUNTIES CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

PERCENT

EXCELLENT

10 9

6.88 151.80

0.3% 6.6%

6.9%

GOOD

8 7

551.46 996.24

24.0% 43.4%

67.5%

FAIR

6

497.88

21.7%

21.7%

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

73.25 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.00

3.2%

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UC

14.78

3.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%

2293.49

100.0%

100.0%

TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 7.11 VMT: 10,100,757

0.6%


NYSDOT STATEWIDE

2003 SURFACE CONDITION NYSDOT FEDERAL-AID ELIGIBLE HIGHWAYS

AVERAGE

ERIE and NIAGAR A COUNTIES CONDITION LEVEL

SCORE

LANE MILES

PERCENT

EXCELLENT

10 9

6.88 151.80

0.3% 6.6%

6.9%

5.7 %

GOOD

8 7

551.46 996.24

24.0% 43.4%

67.5%

60.2 %

FAIR

6

497.88

21.7%

21.7%

29.1 %

POOR

5 4 3 2 1

73.25 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.00

3.2%

5.0 %

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UC

14.78

3.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%

2293.49

100.0%

100.0%

TOTAL:

AVERAGE ROAD SCORE: 7.11 VMT: 10,100,757

0.6%

6.86


STATEWIDE COMPARISON

Lowest Franklin 6.18

ERIE COUNTY STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

6.76 Monroe 6.68 Onondaga 7.09

6.95 Albany

ERIE COUNTY RANKS 11TH IN STATE AVERAGE SCORE OF 7.09 WITH 3.9 % IN POOR CONDITION Statewide Average Score 6.86 62 Counties

Highest Rockland 7.29 7.16 Suffolk


STATEWIDE COMPARISON

Lowest Franklin 6.18

NIAGARA COUNTY STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

7.16 6.76 Monroe 6.68 Onondaga 7.09 Erie 6.95 Albany

NIAGARA COUNTY RANKS 4TH IN STATE AVERAGE SCORE OF 7.16 ONLY 0.7 % IN POOR CONDITION Statewide Average Score 6.86 62 Counties

Highest Rockland 7.29 7.16 Suffolk


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