The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway and the Central North American Trade Corridor

Corridor analysis has been completed for many different designations since the passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in 1991. These studies have been conducted without a clear understanding or blueprint of what should be analyzed. Differences exist in corridor analysis between rural and urban, passengers and freight, the reasons for the corridor analysis, and whether the corridor is recognized by all states, provinces, and countries it passes through. The steps necessary to establish a freight corridor are ambiguous therefore, a document that describes the analysis/study process would be beneficial. This paper provides some demographic and geographic information, but does not address highway capacity needs, right of way needs, restricted speed policy, processes for determining future access, evaluation of current access right of way needs for future frontage roads, and bypass opportunities in and around communities.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01115784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC 08-201
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 2008 8:07AM