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  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006What is the feasibility of regularly scheduled passenger rail service and/or special event excursion rail service?

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

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  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006Feasibility Study Investors

    Cedar RapidsHiawathaMarionCoralvilleIowa CityNorth LibertyTiffinUniversity Heights

    Linn CountyJohnson CountyUniversity of Iowa

    CRANDIC RailroadIowa Interstate Railroad

    Consultant: RL Banks

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006OPPORTUNITIES:

    Cooperating RailroadsVery Well Located TrackageCommunity Interest

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006Task 1INFRASTRUCTURE & CAPITAL EXPENSE

    TrackStationsParking LotsLayover TracksRolling Stock

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

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  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006Task 2SERVICE PLAN & POTENTIAL CONFLICTS

    Work around existing freight operationsFrom ADM to north is congestedMaximum existing speed is 30 mph

    Special event excursion serviceEastern Iowa Airport to Iowa CityNorth Liberty to Iowa City

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006Task 3DEMAND ESTIMATION

    Special event excursionsDaily commuteYear 2000 and Year 2030Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006HAWKEYE EXPRESS

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    Corridor Events

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    Special Event & Attraction Locations

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    Peak Event Calendar

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    Chicago Transit-Oriented Development

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    Proposed Iowa City/CoralvilleTODs.

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    Proposed Cedar Rapids TOD

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006Task 4INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS

    CapitalOperating & MaintenanceFunding Options

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006CONCLUSIONS

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006WHAT IS FEASIBLE TODAY?

    Special Event ExcursionsVintage ExcursionsEquipment is AvailableEquipment is AffordableCOSTS:$3,000 -40,000 to rent$440,000 to own

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006WHAT IS FEASIBLE IN 3-5 YEARS?

    North Liberty to Downtown Iowa CityWould require special earmark fundingCould replace some bus routesPark & Ride possibilities in North Liberty and UI Oakdale CampusCAPITAL COSTS (Cadillac Version):$18.6 millionANNUAL OPERATIONAL COSTS:$4 million

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006WHAT IS FEASIBLE IN 6-20 YEARS?

    Eastern Iowa Airport to Downtown IC*Express Bus Links to Downtown CR & Kirkwood Community CollegeTransit Oriented Developments (TODs)Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Cedar RapidsConsistent Community Plans

    *CAPITAL COSTS:$35.2 million*ANNUAL OPERATIONAL COSTS:$11.9 million

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006Total Cost of High Speed Commuter Rail to/from Cedar Rapids & Iowa City:$70 Million $70 MILLION DOLLARS? (includes new CR ADM Right of Way)

    Things to RememberEstimated Cost of adding 1 additional lane To I-380 (between CR & Coralville):$400 Million

    Tiffin to Dodge Street I-80 Improvements:$75 Million

    Future Gas Prices

  • Cedar-Iowa River Rail Transit Project Feasibility Study

    07 December 2006QUESTIONS