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NAFTA Superhighways
Trans Texas Corridors
I-5 (Wash, Oregon, Calif.)

Corridors of the Future

other new superhighways

Troubled Bridges Over Water: fix existing roads

toll roads
Lexus Lanes (High Occupancy Toll)

Federal Highway Laws
Bush, Clinton, Bush highway bills
environmental groups

Presidents Johnson & Nixon
FHWA Environmental Guidebook
Understanding NEPA
Purpose and Need
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FHWA regulations: Title 23
20 year requirement
Section 4(f) protects parks
Land & Water Conservation Fund
Clean Water
Clean Air
Endangered Species
Environmental Justice

National Forest Roads

LUTRAQ (Portland, OR)
the limits of smart growth
transit, urban density and Peak Oil

relocalization everywhere
car sharing
mass transit
inter-city trains


Peak Oil &
Climate Change
Oil Depletion Protocol

Habitat fragmentation
compromise is unnecessary

electronic tollroads
Radio Frequency ID (RFID)
geoslavery: GPS tracking

The J. Edgar Hoover highway:
civil liberties and
transportation surveillance

Corridors of the Future

Corridors of the Future is a Bush / Cheney Federal Highway Administration program to select key interstate highway routes for massive expansion. These projects are related to the NAFTA Superhighway program, and several of the proposals would be similar to the Trans Texas Corridor highway design -- massive widening of interstate highways and/or new highway routes with parallel truck only lanes to facilitate huge increases in truck traffic between Mexico, the US and Canada.
Corridors of the Future Program
(list of all selected corridors published by Federal Highway Administration in the Federal Register)

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 Corporation.

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 Planning.

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.
DOT 12-07
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Contact: Brian Turmail
Tel.: (202) 366-4570
Secretary Peters Advances Plans to Reduce Congestion on the Nation’s Busiest Highways, Announces Semi-Finalists in Corridors of the Future Program
NHS High Priority Corridors Description
Planning, Environment, & Realty