|Exit 14 Intermodal Intercept Facility|
In 2011, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) initiated a scoping study for a new interstate off-ramp and an intermodal parking facility at Exit 14 in South Burlington. This study was conducted in association with the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA), the Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA), and the cities of Burlington and South Burlington.
One-page project overview available here.
The Stakeholder Committee met on November 29, 2012.
Locating an Intermodal Intercept parking facility has long been discussed in the vicinity of Exit 14. This location lies at the point of highest daily traffic in Chittenden County and the State. It has the ability to serve bus transit as well as become a shuttle terminal for downtown Burlington, the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Champlain College, Burlington International Airport and other South Burlington commercial and retail businesses. The ability also exists, and is being evaluated, for accessing the parking facility directly from I-89, Exit 14 southbound Exit Ramp C.
An Intermodal facility is defined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as a facility that serves all modes of transportation including regional transit (CCTA), shuttles (CATMA), motor vehicles, walking and biking. An Intercept parking facility is defined by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a parking alternative to on-site locations within activity centers or the urban core. These facilities may capture outgoing as well as incoming activity center traffic and serve as a transfer point from car to shuttle or transit.
The site being considered is on the current footprint of the northern parking lot serving the Sheraton Conference Center. This parking lot is adjacent to the regional bike and pedestrian network and is currently land-leased from the University of Vermont.
CCRPC has contracted with Resource Systems Group (RSG) to conduct a scoping study evaluating the feasibility of constructing a new interstate off ramp and an Intermodal Intercept parking facility at Exit 14 in South Burlington. This study is being conducted in association with the Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA), the cities of Burlington and South Burlington and the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA).
Scoping is a process that defines the purpose and the need of an undertaking, identifies adjacent resources and states the potential impacts on those resources. Scoping identifies safe and effective alternatives based on documented rationale that meet the stated purpose and need. The scoping process results in the recommendation of a preferred alternative, which has local, regional and Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) support.
Project Steering Committee
Project Stakeholders Group