FHWA National Gateways and Corridors Concepts

Title: FHWA National Gateways and Corridors Concepts
Author: Paula Dowell
Publication Date: August 2013
Dewey Decimal Number: 388.324
Call Record: DIGITAL      388.324  Dowell  2013

1. Report No.
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient’s Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
FHWA National Gateways and Corridor Concepts
5. Report Date
August 2013
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)
Paula Dowell, Ph.D.; Juan Carlos Villa; Nathan Hutson
8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name And Address
Cambridge Systematics, Inc
4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Planning
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Report
August 2011 to August 2013
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
16. Abstract
Freight corridors and gateways are key elements of the transportation network, and thus
investment in them is critical to maintain economic competiveness. To make sure our future
needs are met while ensuring economic competitiveness, there is a need for the United States
and its North American partners to identify proactively where new infrastructure should be
built to handle changes in trade patterns, demographics and freight flows with a focus on the
role of transportation infrastructure in facilitating exports. Thus, the focus of the National
Gateways and Corridors Concepts project is to identify and document multimodal corridor and
gateway needs, trends, and opportunities to assist in the development of future national
infrastructure plans that will assure U.S. and North American competiveness.
17. Key Words
Borders, Corridors, Gateways, Freight
transportation, Freight infrastructure
18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions.
19. Security Classif. (of this report)
20. Security Classif. (of this page)
21. No. of Pages
22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized