[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 7, 2007)]
[Pages 5787-5788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1979]



Corridors of the Future Program

AGENCY: Department of Transportation (DOT).

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ACTION: Notice; announcement of proposals selected to advance to Phase 
2 of the Corridors of the Future Program.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announces the 
selection of the Corridors of the Future (CFP) Phase 1 proposals to be 
advanced to Phase 2 of the CFP. Through the CFP selection process, the 
DOT will select up to 5 nationally significant transportation corridors 
in need of investment for the purpose of reducing congestion, 
increasing freight system reliability, and enhancing the quality of 
life for U.S. citizens. The DOT has identified 8 nationally significant 
corridors comprised of 14 CFP proposals that have the potential to 
alleviate congestion and provide national and regional long-term 
benefits to further economic growth and international trade within the 
corridors and across the Nation. Several of these proposals are 
multimodal and multi-jurisdictional in nature.

DATES: The proposals selected for Phase 2 of the CFP are invited to 
submit a Corridor Application. Applications must be received on or 
before May 25, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Proposals selected for Phase 2 should submit their Corridor 
Application to Mr. James D. Ray, Chief Counsel, Federal Highway 
Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Room 4213, Washington, DC 
20590, or electronically to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael W. Harkins, Attorney-
Advisor, (202) 366-4928 ([email protected]), or Ms. Alla C. Shaw, 
Attorney-Advisor, (202) 366-1042 ([email protected]), Federal Highway 
Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Room 4230, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 
4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

    Electronic Access: An electronic copy of this document may also be 
downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register's home page at: 
http://www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office's Web page 
at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
    Background: On September 5, 2006, the DOT published a notice in the 
Federal Register seeking applications from States, or private sector 
entities, interested in forming coalitions to build and manage 
corridors in a way that alleviates congestion on our highways, rail, or 
waterways (71 FR 52364). The notice outlined a two-phase submission and 
selection process. For Phase 1, interested parties were asked to submit 
proposals containing general information about the proposed corridor 
projects. The DOT received 38 proposals during Phase I and evaluated 
each proposal against the primary objectives of the CFP. The DOT 
established a team comprised of representatives from DOT's surface 
transportation administrations with expertise in the areas of finance, 
environment and planning, infrastructure, and operations to review the 
proposals. Proposals were selected to move forward to Phase 2 based on 
each Applicant's responsiveness to the information requested for Phase 
1 and the ability of the proposed project to achieve the primary goals 
of the CFP, including the development of corridors with national and 
regional significance in the movement of freight and people, congestion 
reduction, and the use of innovative financing.
    Based on the recommendations of the Phase 1 review team, the DOT 
has identified 8 major corridors comprised of 14 CFP proposals that 
have the potential to achieve the goals of the CFP.
    The 8 corridors and 14 proposals selected for Phase 2 of the CFP 
are as follows:
1. Interstate 95 (I-95)
    A. I-95--Submitted by the Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North 
Carolina and Virginia DOTs.
    B. I-95--Submitted by the Interstate 95 Corridor Coalition.
    C. The Southeast Interstate 95 Corridor--Submitted by CSX 
2. Interstate 80 (I-80)
    A. I-80 Nevada--Submitted by the Regional Transportation 
Commission, Reno, Nevada on behalf of the I-80 Coalition.
    B. I-80 California--Submitted by the California DOT.
3. Interstate 15 (I-15)
    A. I-15 Corridor California--Submitted by the California DOT.
    B. I-15 Nevada--Submitted by the Nevada DOT.
4. Northern Tier (Interstates 80, 90, and 94)
    A. Detroit/Chicago National/International Corridor of Choice (I-94) 
(National Freight Node and Link)--Submitted by the Michigan DOT.
    B. Illiana Expressway and Freight Corridor (National Freight 
Node)--Submitted by the Indiana and Illinois DOTs, Northwestern Indiana 
Regional Planning Commission, and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for 
5. Interstate 5 (I-5)
    A. I-5 in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington 
metropolitan area--Submitted by the Oregon and Washington State DOTs.
    B. I-5 Corridor California--Submitted by the California DOT.
    6. Interstate 70 (I-70) Dedicated Truck Lanes Corridor Missouri to 
Ohio--Submitted by the Indiana DOT in partnership with the Missouri, 
Illinois, and Ohio DOTs.
    7. Interstate 69 (I-69)--Submitted by Arkansas State Highway and 
Transportation Department on behalf of the I-69 Corridor Coalition.
    8. Interstate 10 (I-10)--Submitted by Wilbur Smith Associates.
    The proposals selected for Phase 2 of the CFP are invited to submit 
a Corridor Application as described in the September 5, 2006, notice. 
Corridor Applications must be received on or before May 25, 2007.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 101.

    Issued on: February 1, 2007.
Maria Cino,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-1979 Filed 2-6-07; 8:45 am]