Federal Marine Highway Corridor M-70
Pittsburgh has been named the start of the Federal Marine Highway No. M-70, extending all the way to Kansas City and connecting with the Mississippi River (M-55) and the IntraCoastal Waterway (M-10), according to MARAD's Marine Highway Program.
Image courtesy MARAD
Landside Corridor Served: Interstate-70
The M-70 Corridor includes the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers, and connecting commercial navigation channels, ports, and harbors, from Pittsburgh to Kansas City. It spans Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, connecting to the M-55 Corridor at St. Louis, MO.
This Marine Highway corridor has the potential to help alleviate a portion of the congestion from the existing landside routes, while at the same time reducing emissions, conserving energy, improving safety ,and reducing highway maintenance costs. It can also contribute to increased economic and commercial activity in the region by removing barriers to efficient freight transportation.
Source: MARAD (Route Designation Description)
Marine Highway Fact Sheet
Also of interest: M70--An Intermodal Marketplace Connector