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multi-modal freight projects and
make the needed infrastructure
investments at the local level to
reduce highway congestion, lower
fuel consumption, and improve
highway safety.
NAPA is working to ensure
that CCC is clearly defined by
the U.S. DOT in an effort to
provide sufficient guidance to
the states to meet eligibility
requirements referenced under the
law. Specifically, within one year,
the U.S. DOT must designate a
new National Multimodal Freight
Network using a public process to
identify critical freight facilities
and corridors, including Critical
Commerce Corridors, that are
vital to achieve the national
multimodal freight policy goals.
Within two years, the U.S. DOT
must develop a national strategic
freight plan, which will now be
multimodal in scope, and among
other things, develop best practices
for improving the performance of
the Network, including Critical
Commerce Corridors, critical urban
and rural access to critical freight
corridors. Every five years, the U.S.
DOT is required to re-designate
the Network to reflect changes in
freight flows, including emerging
freight corridors and Critical
Commerce Corridors.

FASTLANE Grant Program
The second program authorized in
the FAST Act is the new FASTLANE
grant program. This program
is intended to supplement the
states, localities, metropolitan
planning organizations, municipal
governments and other special
purpose districts (including ports)
to complete projects of national or
regional significance.
Nationally the program is
funded on average at $900 million
annually. Large-scale, multi-modal
transportation infrastructure
projects are eligible for funding
under this program to include
highway and bridge projects on the
NHS. Large projects are defined
as projects over $100 million for

most states that improve freight
movement on the primary highway
freight network. The minimum
federal grant size per state is $25
million with 25 percent of the total
awards being designated for rural
areas. This is enough funding for
roughly 24 projects per state.

Drop in the Bucket
What does this mean for the
future of federal-aid highway
programs? Well, that's simple;
the key to the safe and economic
movement of people and freight
is through innovative design
approaches such as Critical
Commerce Corridors unlocking
America's competitiveness for
generations to come. This is not
only true for America, but for
the asphalt pavement industry
as the deployment of innovative
technologies such as porous asphalt
pavements, perpetual pavements,
stone-matrix asphalt, and heavy
duty pavements will be vital for
highway projects that move freight.
As we approach the 60th
anniversary of the Interstate
Highway System, Congress-
by passing the FAST Act-has
shown us that improving freight
mobility is, and will continue to
be, a critical component of our
nation's infrastructure.

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NAPA estimates that the asphalt
paving market will grow by 6
percent this year with the FAST
Act's initial boost in funding. We
anticipate even more growth within
the next two years as the national
strategic freight plan is developed
and states begin to spend out the
funding allocated to the freight
grant programs, including Critical
Commerce Corridors.
However, FAST Act funding levels
are just a drop in the bucket that
temporarily resolve the structural
revenue deficits of the Highway
Trust Fund (HTF), which at its
expiration will once again prevent
the necessary investments to
sustain America's highways, roads,
and bridges.
The transportation construction
industry must continue the fight
to resolve the fiscal short falls of
the HTF and keep America on the
move with revenue sources that
support the innovative, safe and
economical movement of goods
across the country-the lifeblood of
our nation's economy. AP
Jay Hansen is NAPA Executive Vice
President. Contact him at JHansen@
AsphaltPavement.org. Ashley Jackson
is NAPA Manager of Government
Affairs Programs. Contact her at
AJackson@AsphaltPavement.org.


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Innovation in Mindset and Technology
Innovative Pavement Research
Freight Innovations in Our Future
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