Clean Freight Corridors Toolkit

Clean Freight Corridors Toolkit2018-01-22T07:17:30+00:00

This toolkit provides resources to help transportation planning agencies make decisions on alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) used in freight applications. The toolkit complements the findings and insights discussed at the workshop titled “Tools for Implementing Alternative Fuel Corridors” held on November 4, 2016 in Troy, New York.

This workshop was part of a two-day conference on clean corridors hosted by the Northeast Diesel Collaborative. The first day featured a series of panels on clean freight activities along with the unveiling of FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridors by Administrator Greg Nadeau.

The clean freight corridors toolkit is comprised of six components: resource library, fact sheet on incorporating alternative fuels in state freight plans, fact sheet on improving alternative fuel access alternative fuel station planning along clean freight corridors, alternative fuel funding database, conference materials, and photo gallery. The clean freight corridor planning template provides guidance for states looking to incorporate alternative fuel and clean corridor concepts into their state freight plans under the FAST Act. The fact sheet on improving alternative fuel station planning and the alternative fuel funding database were created at the request of workshop participants. The conference materials include a one-page workshop fact sheet, a summary report, and the presentations from the two-day conference. Finally, the photo gallery contains pictures from both days of the conference.

Clean freight corridors are major roadways that help to advance high-efficiency, low-emission alternative transportation technologies across all modes.

Resource Library

The Clean Freight Corridor Resource Library is a compilation of curated resources related to the use of AFVs for freight applications. Resources include reports and case studies of past projects, as well as plans, guides, and tools that can assist in future development. As the resources vary by location and topic, they can be easily filtered and sorted to find those most applicable to individual needs. Users are encouraged to contact us to suggest additional resources or others ways we can improve this Resource Library.

Funding Sources and Fact Sheets

Improving Alternative Fuel Access Along Clean Freight Corridors

This fact sheet describes five broad steps corridor planners can take to provide access to alternative fuels along clean freight corridors: (1) define the goal of clean freight corridor, (2) engage with key stakeholders, (3) consider the vehicle range, (4) assess alternative fuel availability in the region, and (5) identify and implement a station siting method.

Suggested Ideas for Incorporating Alternative Fuel and Clean Corridor Concepts into State Freight Plans

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), signed in 2012, directed the Secretary of Transportation to “encourage States to develop freight plans that are comprehensive and that include both immediate and long-term freight planning activities and investments.” Interim guidance developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) indicated which elements were required in state freight plans, and also included additional recommended elements and a suggested structure for the plan.

Conference Materials

The fourth workshop under the pooled-fund initiative took place on November 4, 2016. The workshop was the second day of a two-day Clean Corridors Meeting which sought to increase collaboration across government, industry, and other stakeholders in order to advance clean freight corridors. A highlight from the first day of the Clean Corridors Meeting was when the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Greg Nadeau, announced the designations of the National Alternative Fuel Clean Corridors for compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and electric vehicle charging.

Workshop Fact Sheet and Summary Report

Workshop Overview Slides

thumbnail of Troy Workshop Welcome

This presentation provides an overview of the workshop, including an overview of the attendees, and the workshop objectives.

Breakout Group Handouts

Conference Panel Slides

Promoting Partnerships for Clean Freight Corridors

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_0 – Jennifer Ceponis

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_0 – Mike Scarpino

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_0 – Scott Perry

Moderated Panel Discussion #1: Current State of Clean Freight Corridor Planning

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_1 – Diane Turchetta

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_1 – Marygrace Parker

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_1 – Gerry Bogacz

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_1 – Barry Carr

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_1 – Gina Campoli

Moderated Panel Discussion #2: Market Drivers for Clean Freight Corridor Technologies and Fuels

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_2 – Bill Van Amburg

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_2 – Kendra Hems

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_2 – Erin Russell-Story

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_2 – Rick Cameron

Moderated Panel Discussion #3: “Connecting the DOTs” to Create Clean Corridors & Sustainable Freight Networks

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_3 – Chuck Feinberg

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_3 – Cara Wang

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_3 – Beth Rooney

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_3 – Wendy Ferguson

Moderated Panel Discussion #4: Vision to Reality – Planning and Funding Clean Freight Corridors

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_4 – Art James

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_4 – Patrick Bolton

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_4 – Mike Franchini

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_4 – Steve Russell

thumbnail of 2016-11-03_4 – Mike Moltzen

Photo Gallery from the Conference in Troy, New York

AFV Action Guide for State and Regional Transportation Agencies