From 2010-2016, Shippensburg University supported the Pennsylvania I-81 Corridor Coalition Committee, with federal funding through the Federal Highway Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The I-81 Corridor Transportation Network supports freight and passenger movement, striving to be safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive, seamless and intermodal. The network supports economic development and encourages coordinated land use policy. The mission of the I-81 Corridor Coalition is to work together in the I-81 Corridor to improve freight and passenger movement through the corridor. This will be accomplished through the sharing of information and coordinated decision making, management, and operations.
The 2010 proposal outlined support for operations during 2011 and 2012, as the next transportation reauthorization was set to be in place by that time. The I-95 Corridor Coalition requests a permanent liaison between organizations, coordinating efforts and collaborating on initiatives such as the development of unified incident management protocols.
Shippensburg University provided contract administration and project support for the I-81 Corridor Coalition.
George Pomeroy, Ph.D. – Associate Director
Professor, Department of Geography-Earth Science
Project Lead: I-81 Corridor
Ph.D. in Urban Studies from University of Akron
M.S. in Geography from Western Washington University
B.A. Ed. in Geography from Western Washington University
George Pomeroy is the Associate Director of the CLUS. He teaches courses and conducts research related to community and regional planning, as well as urban geography, focusing on both U.S. and comparative contexts. He was appointed as Director of Shippensburg University’s Center for Land Use in May 2005.