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Overview & Funding

The Great Northern Corridor Coalition is conducting a two-phased Multi-State Planning and Development Study to develop solutions that would enhance the Corridor and achieve the Coalition’s Vision. Phase I is a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the Corridor that identifies projects to improve freight mobility in the Corridor. Phase II is a planning level analysis leading to a prioritized Corridor improvement program based on the results of Phase I.


The MCOM grant application and the associated work is only the very first step in what will be a long term initiative focused on bringing together various stakeholders, identifying areas for mutual benefit and cooperation, and executing on opportunities to improve transportation options in a cost effective and sustainable way.

The study is being funded by two Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Multimodal Corridor Operations and Management (MCOM) grants and contributions from Coalition partners. To date, over $750,000 has been allocated.

Phase I: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis (SWOT)

Partner match* $99,000
USDOT MCOM Grant $299,910
Total Project Funding $398,910

Phase II: Planning Analysis

Partner match* $127,000
USDOT MCOM Grant $419,200
Total Project Funding $546,200

*Partner match includes in-kind contributions