The Appalachian states are tied by common geographical and
Multi-Model transportation in the Appalachian region is essential
for economic development. The coalition includes members from West
Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina,
Ohio department of Transport and Geological Survey, FHWA, USGS,
COE, CSX, Norfolk Southern and USACE. This grass root
organization of federal, state and private entities confront
similar geological hazard prevention and remediation issues in the
- Address geologic hazards in the Appalachian states related to
transportation, highway, river, rail and air.
- Promote the sharing of technical resources and information.
- Provide and electronic medium for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and
- Facilitate the development of geologic hazard inventories and to assemble
- Identify new and innovative technologies/research applicable to
transportation projects involving remediation of geologic hazards.
- Identify resources to address geohazards.
- Initiate appropriate communication channels that will benefit the
Appalachian Coalition members and other interested parties.
- Develop a regional database/Geohazard Management System that will store
geohazard inventories, remediation methods and costs.
- Develop a methodology and testing protocol for site characterization over
karst and abandoned mine working for transportation infrastructure planning.
- Identify and characterize geohazards through the resources required
(information, equipment, collaboration, funding) to assess and address