Virginia Critical Rural and Urban Freight Corridor Designation WebEx Discussion. September 28, 2017, 10:30 12:00

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1 Virginia Critical Rural and Urban Freight Corridor Designation WebEx Discussion September 28, 2017, 10:30 12:00

2 Agenda Introductions Purpose National Highway Freight Network Eligibility requirements Data provided by VDOT Recommended Process Next Steps 2

3 Purpose They are components of the National Highway Freight Network (NHFN) established by the FAST Act. The components of the NHFN are: Primary Highway Freight System (PHFS) Other Interstate Portions not on the PHFS Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFC) Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFC) The NHFN is established to direct Federal resources and policies toward improved performance of the network: National Highway Freight Program -- funds go to states to improve the movement of freight on the NHFN. Virginia will receive, on average,$28m/year in new Federal freight formula funds during the period FY18 to FY23. FASTLANE grant program -- eligible projects include highway freight projects on the NHFN and NHS; the total program provides $4.5B over five years, averaging $800M annually. 3

4 National Highway Network Primary Highway Freight System (PHFS) [Blue] Interstates not on the PHFS [Gray] 4

5 National Highway Freight Network (NHFN) 5

6 Eligibility requirements CRITICAL RURAL FREIGHT CORRIDORS A State may designate a public road within the borders of the State as a critical rural freight corridor if the public road is not in an urbanized area and meets one or more of the following seven elements: A. is a rural principal arterial roadway and has a minimum of 25 percent of the annual average daily traffic of the road measured in passenger vehicle equivalent units from trucks (Federal Highway Administration vehicle class 8 to 13); B. provides access to energy exploration, development, installation, or production areas; C. connects the primary highway freight system, a roadway described in subparagraph (A) or (B), or the Interstate System to facilities that handle more than , foot equivalent units per year; or ,000 tons per year of bulk commodities; 6

7 Eligibility requirements CRITICAL RURAL FREIGHT CORRIDORS (Cont d) D. provides access to-- 1. a grain elevator; 2. an agricultural facility; 3. a mining facility; 4. a forestry facility; or 5. an intermodal facility; E. connects to an international port of entry; F. provides access to significant air, rail, water, or other freight facilities in the State; or G. is, in the determination of the State, vital to improving the efficient movement of freight of importance to the economy of the State. 7

8 Eligibility requirements CRITICAL URBAN FREIGHT CORRIDORS A public road designated as a CUFC must be in an urbanized area, regardless of whether the population is above or below 500,000 individuals (see Question 3 for more details), and meet one or more of the following four elements: A. connects an intermodal facility to: 1. the PHFS; 2. the Interstate System; or 3. an intermodal freight facility; B. is located within a corridor of a route on the PHFS and provides an alternative highway option important to goods movement; C. serves a major freight generator, logistic center, or manufacturing and warehouse industrial land; or D. is important to the movement of freight within the region, as determined by the MPO or the State. 8

9 DATA PROVIDED BY VDOT d7175d4d14a8baba2a2c8aed92 and eea5eec9f0e2744cc9. 9

10 Data Provided Freight Activity Centers (Warehouse, Distribution, and Manufacturing) 10

11 Data Provided Ports and Airports 11

12 Data Provided Agricultural Forest Districts 12

13 Data Provided Rural principal arterial roadways that have a minimum of 25 percent of the annual average daily traffic of the road measured in passenger vehicle equivalent units from trucks (Red) 13

14 Data Provided Truck Volumes 14

15 Data Provided Pavement Condition ( excellent <b-g-y-p-r> very poor ) 15

16 Recommended Process Locate regional freight activity Facilities, land use Truck volumes Identify regional freight network Identify planned and programmed projects on that network, if available 16

17 Recommended Process Coordinate recommendations with TAC Submit recommendations to VDOT Due date Dec 1? 17

18 Next Steps Review freight data Call for questions Keep Erik informed (cc on TAC communications) Will you make Nov 1 timeline? 18