ITRC December 2020 Seminar on FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridors Program
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Infrastructure Technology Resources Consortium (ITRC) Seminar Series on Resilience and Sustainability of Urban Transportation Infrastructure.
Seminar #9 FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridors Program: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has led the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) efforts to designate national corridors to help create and expand a national network of alternative fueling and charging infrastructure along National Highway System (NHS) corridors. These corridor designations must identify near-and long-term needs for, and locations of, charging and fueling infrastructure for passenger and commercial vehicles that use electric charging, hydrogen fuel cell, propane, and natural gas fueling technologies across the United States.
Both the Senate and House versions of the next transportation reauthorization bill contain funding for the Alternative Fuels Corridor Program. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure included a related provision (section 1303) in the draft New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, released in June 2020. The bill proposes a discretionary grant program, with funding of $350 M per year for electric vehicle charging, natural gas, and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The presentation by Ms. Turchetta will provide details about the current and future programs related to alternative fueling.
Speaker: Diane M. Turchetta, Transportation Specialist, US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Host: Farhad Ansari, UIC Professor, Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering