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.
- 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.
- 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.