The program described below was not continued for FY 2006-2009 under SAFETEA-LU. Projects funded in FY 1999-2005 under TEA-21 may proceed under applicable instructions but new projects for future funding are not being identified.
The National Corridor Planning and Development Program (NCPD program) and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program (CBI program) are discretionary grant programs funded by a single funding source. These programs provide funding for planning, project development, construction and operation of projects that serve border regions near Mexico and Canada and high priority corridors throughout the United States. States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are, under the NCPD program, eligible for discretionary grants for: Corridor feasibility; corridor planning; multistate coordination; environmental review; and construction. Border States and MPOs are, under the CBI program, eligible for discretionary grants for: Transportation and safety infrastructure improvements, operation and regulatory improvements, and coordination and safety inspection improvements in a border region.
Take a look at the TEA-21 Fact Sheet on Borders & Corridors. Or take a look an article about the program, CORBOR Improves Safety, Mobility, and Productivity, from the September 1999 issue of Public Roads magazine.
DOT is conducting an online outreach on reauthorization. To reach an appropriate website to think about and then furnish your comments go to: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reauthorization/
The FHWA has developed a comprehensive report on the 5 year history of the program. The report is entitled, The National Corridor Planning and Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program: History, Evaluation and Results. (Since the release of this report in May 2003, there have been several extensions of TEA-21 as well as an FY 2004 budget appropriation, which together provided FY 2004 funding that is not reflected in the appendixes of the report. This link provides the FY 2004 data supplementing earlier information). Images and narratives of four specific NCPD/CBI projects are also available.
The FHWA will not be soliciting full applications for fiscal year (FY) 2002 National Corridor Planning and Development Program and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure (NCPD/CBI) Program funds. Additionally, the FHWA does not plan to solicit applications for FY 2003 NCPD/CBI Program funds until Congress completes action on the FY 2003 U.S. DOT Appropriations Act. Finally, the FHWA does not plan to solicit statements of intent to apply for FY 2003 NCPD/CBI Program before or after action on the FY 2003 U.S. DOT Appropriations Act.
To publicize the Corridors and Borders program and highlight the FY 2000 application process, FHWA held a series of workshops in fall 1999 in Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, and Phoenix.