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National Corridor Planning and Development Program

valid date 6/9/98

Statutory language from TEA-21 (P.L. 105-178)

SEC. 1118. NATIONAL CORRIDOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM


(a)   In General. --

The Secretary shall establish and implement a program to make allocations to States and metropolitan planning organizations for coordinated planning, design, and construction of corridors of national significance, economic growth, and international or interregional trade. A State or metropolitan planning organization may apply to the Secretary for allocations under this section.

(b)   Eligibility of Corridors. --

The Secretary may make allocations under this section with respect to --

(1)   high priority corridors identified in section 1105(c) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991; and

(2)   any other significant regional or multistate highway corridor not described in whole or in part in paragraph (1) selected by the Secretary after consideration of --

(A)   the extent to which the annual volume of commercial vehicle traffic at the border stations or ports of entry of each State --
(i)   has increased since the date of enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Public Law 103-182); and

(ii)   is projected to increase in the future;
(B)   the extent to which commercial vehicle traffic in each State --

(i)   has increased since the date of enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Public Law 103-182); and

(ii) is projected to increase in the future;
(C)   the extent to which international truck-borne commodities move through each State;

(D)   the reduction in commercial and other travel time through a major international gateway or affected port of entry expected as a result of the proposed project including the level of traffic delays at at-grade highway crossings of major rail lines in trade corridors;

(E)   the extent of leveraging of Federal funds provided under this subsection, including --

(i)   use of innovative financing;

(ii)   combination with funding provided under other sections of this Act and title 23, United States Code; and

(iii)   combination with other sources of Federal, State, local, or private funding including State, local, and private matching funds;
(F)   the value of the cargo carried by commercial vehicle traffic, to the extent that the value of the cargo and congestion impose economic costs on the Nation's economy; and

(G)   encourage or facilitate major multistate or regional mobility and economic growth and development in areas underserved by existing highway infrastructure.

(c)Purposes. --

Allocations may be made under this section for 1 or more of the following purposes:

(1)   Feasibility studies.

(2)   Comprehensive corridor planning and design activities.

(3)   Location and routing studies.

(4)   Multistate and intrastate coordination for corridors described in subsection (b).

(5)   After review by the Secretary of a development and management plan for the corridor or a usable component thereof under subsection (b)--
(A)   environmental review; and
(B)   construction.

(d)   Corridor Development and Management Plan. --

A State or metropolitan planning organization receiving an allocation under this section shall develop, and submit to the Secretary for review, a development and management plan for the corridor or a usable component thereof with respect to which the allocation is being made. Such plan shall include, at a minimum, the following elements:

(1)   A complete and comprehensive analysis of corridor costs and benefits.

(2)   A coordinated corridor development plan and schedule, including a timetable for completion of all planning and development activities, environmental reviews and permits, and construction of all segments.

(3)   A finance plan, including any innovative financing methods and, if the corridor is a multistate corridor, a State-by-State breakdown of corridor finances.

(4)   The results of any environmental reviews and mitigation plans.

(5)   The identification of any impediments to the development and construction of the corridor, including any environmental, social, political and economic objections. In the case of a multistate corridor, the Secretary shall encourage all States having jurisdiction over any portion of such corridor to participate in the development of such plan.

(e)   Applicability of Title 23. --

Funds made available by section 1101 of this Act to carry out this section and section 1119 shall be available for obligation in the same manner as if such funds were apportioned under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code.

(f)   Coordination of Planning. --

Planning with respect to a corridor under this section shall be coordinated with transportation planning being carried out by the States and metropolitan planning organizations along the corridor and, to the extent appropriate, with transportation planning being carried out by Federal land management agencies, by tribal governments, or by government agencies in Mexico or Canada.

(g)   State Defined. --

In this section, the term ``State'' has the meaning such term has under section 101 of title 23, United States Code.

Updated: 12/03/2012
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