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TEA-21 ONE-DOT Conference on the
National Corridor Planning and Development Program and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program

TEA-21 ONE-DOT Conferences

The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold the third outreach session on the two new programs established by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) -- the National Corridor Planning and Development Program and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program. A one-day sessions will be held in Houston, TX on October 8, 1998.

The two discretionary programs are supported with a single funding source of $140 million annually, FY 1999 - 2003. The Federal share for eligible activities is 80 percent. Under the corridor program, funds are available to States and metropolitan planning organizations for coordinated planning, design, and construction of high priority corridors and other significant corridors selected by the Secretary. Under the border program, funds are available to border States and MPOs for projects to improve the safe movement of people and goods at or across the United States' borders with Canada and Mexico. Up to $10 million may be transferred to the General Services Administration for law enforcement infrastructure.

The Federal Highway Administration has lead responsibility for the programs within DOT. The FHWA plans to solicit candidates for FY 1999 funding this fall and make selections in early 1999. The outreach sessions will provide an opportunity for members of the transportation community to offer suggestions on program implementation before FHWA issues guidelines on these two new programs.

The two ONE-DOT Conferences are part of a series of outreach sessions DOT is holding around the county on the implementation of TEA-21.

Individuals who want to provide written comments on the corridor and border programs, should mail them to:

Walter Finch
Office of the Secretary, S-3
400 7th Street, SW
Room 10126
Washington, DC 20590
ATTN: Docket No. OST-98-4146
re: TEA-21 Corridor & Borders Program

U.S. Department of Transportation
TEA-21 ONE-DOT Conference on the
National Corridor Planning and Development Program and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program

Location:

Houston, TX (Holiday Inn Select on U.S. 59 South at Kirby) --October 8, 1998 co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Transportation

Time: 8:30 - 5:00 pm

Contacts:

Washington: Rob Draper, -- 202/366-4649
Federal Highway Administration

Texas: Dan Reagan -- 512/916-5511
Federal Highway Administration

Tonia Ramirez -- 512 /463-9957
Texas Department of Transportation

This is one of a series of outreach sessions the U.S. Department of Transportation is holding around the country on the implementation of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). In the morning, there will be an overview session on the corridor and border programs, and a session on corridor issues. In the afternoon, there will be a session on border issues and a session on implementation issues.


Corridors & Borders One-DOT Conference -- Tentative Agenda

Houston, TX (Holiday Inn Select on U.S. 59 South at Kirby) -- October 8, 1998

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Introduction & Welcome

10:15 am break

10:30 am Corridor Panel: 1 hrs: ~6 speakers @ 10 mins each, plus 30 mins for q-&-a's.
Note: handwritten questions will be collected from audience and given to Horsley (panel moderator)

Noon Lunch

1:15 pm Border Panel: same format as corridor panel

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Implementation Comments, Issues and Questions
Mr. Horsley will serve as moderator with panel of US DOT representatives. Participants will make statements or pose questions from the floor. Panel members will mostly listen, pose clarifying questions, and occasionally offer clarifying observations on legislation and programs. Open microphone will be provided.

5:00 pm Adjourn


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