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THE COALITION

The Great Northern Corridor Coalition has specific goals and objectives outlined in the partnership agreement with the Federal Highway Administration Multimodal Corridor Operations and Management (MCOM) Program grant program.

Goals & Objectives

The Great Northern Corridor Coalition has specific goals and objectives outlined in the partnership agreement with the Federal Highway Administration Multimodal Corridor Operations and Management (MCOM) Program grant program.

Goals

  • Position the Great Northern Corridor as a national leader and model of collaboration and coordination among transportation alliances in eight states and bordering Canadian provinces;
  • Sustain and enhance the economic vitality and global competitiveness of the Region;
  • Support efficiencies that reduce the transportation carbon footprint;
  • Support a sustainable and secure energy future;
  • Support freight compatible land use development along the corridor;
  • Invest in a 21st Century transportation system that utilizes diverse revenue and financing mechanisms;
  • Support a seamless, efficient, and integrated freight system;
  • Encourage optimal modal freight movement based on efficiency, demand, capacity, and environmental sustainability;
  • Implement advanced operations and technology solutions to improve freight mobility.

Objectives

  • Assess transportation infrastructure to determine critical components along the Corridor;
  • Identify relevant freight performance measures for the Corridor;
  • Based on current and projected demand, identify corridor bottlenecks/chokepoints through 2035;
  • Identify potential innovative operations and technology solutions for corridor improvements;
  • Identify scope and sequence of current and potential corridor improvements to develop and implement projects;
  • Estimate and refine project costs based on actual stakeholder data;
  • Identify and secure potential diverse funding and financing alternatives;
  • Establish the Coalition as a “go-to” resource;
  • Enhance and expand communications and outreach with existing and potential member organizations;
  • Report initiatives, outcomes and successes to a broader constituency; and
  • Assess broad potential environmental impacts of proposed corridor improvement activities, consistent with state and federal environmental requirements.