The Southeast Alternative Fuel Corridor Convening was the second in a series of regional convenings sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. The convening was held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 25, 2018 with more than 40 stakeholders participating. The convening focused on addressing the barriers and opportunities to expanding the network of alternative fuel corridors in the Southeast. Stakeholders shared their perspectives on regional partnerships, programs and effective tools to advance alternative fuel corridors across the Southeast, and efforts to engage communities and more effectively impact vehicle markets. A planning committee comprised of alternative fuel stakeholders in the region was formed to help shape the agenda for the convening.
Convening Agenda and Summary Report
Convening Fact Sheets
Welcome & Setting the Stage
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provided welcome and introductory remarks on the importance of regional coordination and partnerships to support the development of alternative fuel corridors and a sustainable transportation network. Cadmus and CALSTART provided an overview of the day and shared survey results.
Diane Turchetta, Transportation Specialist, U.S. Federal Highway Administration
Oana Leahu-Aluas, Associate, Cadmus
Alycia Gilde, Director, CALSTART
Designated Corridors and Infrastructure Gap Analysis
Before diving into a discussion on the barriers and opportunities to infrastructure development, FHWA provided an update on regional alternative fuel corridors analysis highlighting potential target areas for continued corridor development.
Mike Scarpino, Transportation Project Engineer, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center and Stephen Costa, Technical Analyst, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center
NREL Tools for Corridor Planning
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working closely with FHWA to make it easier to plan for alternative fuel infrastructure along highway corridors. During this session, a representative from NREL provided an overview of available tools to help agencies plan for round three nominations, including changes to the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) alternative fueling station locator and a corresponding corridor tool.
Johanna Levene, Manager, Transportation Data and Tools, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Southeast Alternative Fuel Corridor Initiatives: Progress to Date, Outreach, and Funding
Partners throughout the region presented on innovative programs currently advancing alternative fuel corridors for electric, hydrogen, propane, and compressed natural gas vehicles. Presenters shared first-hand experiences about the partners, technologies, and funding that are making it possible.
Landon Masters, Clean Transportation and Communications Specialist, South Carolina Energy Office/Coordinator, Palmetto Clean Fuels
Alan Jones, Senior Research Analyst, Long Range Planning Division, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Bernadette Dupont, Transportation Specialist, Kentucky FHWA Division Office
Filling the Gap: Strategy, Technology, and Partnership for Infrastructure Development
Public and private partners discussed the challenges and best practices for the planning and implementation of alternative fuel corridors in the Southeast.
David Schatz, Director, Public Policy, ChargePoint
Lang Reynolds, Manager, Electric Transportation, Duke Energy
Monte McLeod, Autogas Program Director, Palmetto Propane
Ian Skelton, Director, Southern Company Gas