Skip to content U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
Planning · Environment · Real Estate

HEP Events Guidance Publications Glossary Awards Contacts

Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program

Report Cover Description

Contents

The National Corridor Planning and Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program: History, Evaluation and Results

Aerial view of Peace Bridge in New York and surrounding area. The Buffalo Central Business District can be seen at the top of the photo. Inability to expand the US Plaza commercial parking due to lack of space resulted in the Commercial Vehicle Processing Center (CVPC) being conceived on the Canadian side where land was available. Image from Mid 2000.
U.S. Route 93 at the Arizona-Nevada border as it crosses over the top of the Hoover Dam
Cars and trucks line up to cross the border from Canada into the United States near Blaine, Washington.
Peace Bridge Buffalo, New York .
Map (non-projected) of High Priority Corridors as of late 2002. Click image for text description.

I-35 prior to World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas opening, looking south.Entrance to World Trade Bridge Facility in Laredo, Texas .

May 2003


Report Cover Description

Aerial view of Peace Bridge in New York and surrounding area. Aerial view of Peace Bridge in New York and surrounding area. The Buffalo Central Business District can be seen at the top of the photo. Inability to expand the US Plaza commercial parking due to lack of space resulted in the Commercial Vehicle Processing Center (CVPC) being conceived on the Canadian side where land was available. Image from Mid 2000.

U.S. Route 93 at the Arizona-Nevada borderU.S. Route 93 at the Arizona-Nevada border as it crosses over the top of the Hoover Dam is a bottleneck and a major safety hazard in the CANAMEX Corridor. A bypass project is underway as of late 2002. (See "The Hoover Dam Bypass" in the July/August 1999 issue of Public Roads.)

Cars and trucks line up to cross the border from Canada into the United StatesCars and trucks line up to cross the border from Canada into the United States near Blaine, Washington. The current delays at this crossing cost truckers more than $40 million per year and generate tons of additional air pollution. Image from 1999.

Peace Bridge Buffalo, New York. Peace Bridge Buffalo, New York. The CVPC (see top left) is on the Canadian side of this bridge. As of late 2002, officials in New York, Ontario , Buffalo, Niagara and other cities were continuing to develop a replacement structure for this bridge. However, until this is implemented, improved efficiency of the existing bridge is vital. Image from 1999.

Map of High Priority Corridors in the U.S. Click for text equivalent.Map (non-projected) of High Priority Corridors as of late 2002. The first 21 corridors were identified in 1991 legislation and corridors have been added by subsequent legislative action.

I-35 prior to World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas opening, looking south.I-35 prior to World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas opening, looking south. Backups frequently extended up to six miles. The tollbooths at bridge II can be seen in the distance (red tile roof). Image from March 1999.

Entrance to World Trade Bridge Facility in Laredo, Texas.Entrance to World Trade Bridge Facility in Laredo, Texas. From Bob Bullock Loop 20 and I-35 looking west. When this bridge was opened, the backups shown in the middle bottom image disappeared and in the next year, a substantial number of new private sector jobs were created. Image from March 2001.

Contents

Updated: 12/03/2012
HEP Home Planning Environment Real Estate
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000