Intermodel Transportation Planning

Intermodel Transportation Planning

The purpose of Intermodal Transportation Planning is to provide for the optimum use of all of the State’s transportation modes for both passengers and freight.  Intermodal refers to the shipping and/or receiving of freight by two or more different modes of transportation (e.g., rail and truck) or, in the case of passenger movements, a system link (e.g., ground transportation at airports).  Current planning activities focus on providing improved intermodal connections, enhancing shipping choices, and conducting intermodal studies to aid local and regional economic development efforts.

Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program

– Summary of RRIF
 RRIF Legislation
– Intermodal Transportation Glossary

Arkansas Intermodal Related Legislation

– Regional Intermodal Facilities (Act 690)
 Program to Fund Public Port Infrastructure Improvements (Act 1546)

Intermodal Studies and Publications

– Arkansas State Rail Plan – Year 2002
– Arkansas State Public Riverport Study and Needs Assessment
– Intermodal Planning Studies (see table below, click on study name to obtain study or report)

LocationStudy Name
FayettevilleFayetteville South Industrial Park Railroad Access Study
Little RockLittle Rock National Airport Air Cargo Study
Little RockLittle Rock Port Complex Freight Study
Northwest ArkansasNorthwest Arkansas Regional Airport Air Cargo Study and Freight Transportation Access Assessment
Pine BluffPort of Pine Bluff Initiative:  Domestic and International Shipping Study
SearcyTransportation Improvement Study – City of Searcy
TexarkanaTexarkana Region Freight Transportation Study (Shippers’ Study)
Van BurenLandside Access Study – Van Buren Regional Intermodal Port Complex
Yellow BendYellow Bend Slackwater Harbor Study – Phase II

Intermodal Maps

– Railroads
— Amtrak Texas Eagle Route
— South Central High Speed Rail Corridor
— Railroad Map of Arkansas

– Commercially Navigable Waterways, Public Ports and Harbors