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FHWA Releases Freight Corridor Designation Guidance

April 28, 2016
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The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requires the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to establish a National Highway Freight Network, which includes the Primary Highway Freight System and the Interstate System, Critical Rural Freight Corridors, and Critical Urban Freight Corridors.  States are responsible for designating Critical Rural Freight Corridors and Critical Urban Freight Corridors, in consultation with MPOs, in areas under 500,000 population.  In urbanized areas with a population above 500,000, the MPO is designates the Critical Urban Freight Corridors in consultation with the state.  Each state has a maximum number of miles for each designation.  There is no deadline for designation.  For more information, view the guidance here.

Other FAST Act guidance, including recently updated apportionment information, is available on FHWA’s FAST Act website here.