The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the award of $123.6 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) managed grants in support of 55 major national transportation projects, which are the first to be supported with federal funds available through the National Corridor Planning and Development Program (NCPD) and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program (CBI). The combination of these programs is called CORBOR, the Corridors and Borders Program, the Border and Corridor Program, and the 1118/1119 Program. NCPD provides funds for the planning, design, construction, and related activities of projects that develop the 43 corridors identified by Congress in legislation passed in 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1998 and of projects related to some additional corridors. Some of these corridors are interstate freeways that require limited improvements. Others are undivided two- or four-lane highways that require coordinated upgrading. Others are proposed highways that are in various stages of development. The CBI program funds projects that improve transportation in the vicinity of our borders with Canada and Mexico. Funds for more grants will be available in each of the next 4 years. The 55 funded projects for 1999 have a wide geographic distribution and had a high priority assigned to them by states submitting multiple proposals.


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  • Accession Number: 00770164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1999 12:00AM