FAST Act Update: Nominations for Alternative Fuel Corridor Designation Process Now Being Accepted thru 8.22.16
All information related to the FAST Act Section 1413 (Designation of Alternative Fuel Corridors), also known as the “Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act”, was released in a PDF format on Friday 7/22 and can be found here. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is now requesting nominations from states and local officials to designate national plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen, propane and natural gas fueling corridors along major highways. The FHWA published a Federal Register Notice to invite nominations to assist in making such designations. Nominations for corridor designations are due to FHWA by August 22, 2016. See the Federal Register Notice for more information.
It all started on December 4, 2015, when President Obama signed the (FAST) Act into law—the first federal law in over a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs. To find additional information on the 1413 Designation process here.