As required in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act signed in 2015, the Alternative Fuel Corridor program exists to promote an Interstate network of alternative fueling stations. With designated national electric vehicle (EV) charging, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling corridors, drivers can confidently and reliably travel between regions with an alternative fuel powered vehicle.
Each nominated highway segment is classified as “Corridor Ready” if there is a sufficient number of facilities along the roadway to allow for corridor travel using alternative fuels, or “Corridor Pending” if there is an insufficient number of stations. There is a unique set of criteria for each fuel type that the segment must meet to be considered Corridor Ready.
Through four rounds of designations, the program has:
- Received 100 Nominations from state/local officials;
- Designated portions/segments of 119 Interstates, along with 100 US highways/state roads;
- Across 49 states plus D.C.;
- Covered approximately 145,222 miles of the National Highway System
The Round 4 designations include several corridors throughout Florida which were nominated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in 2019. Portions of I-4, I-75, I-95, I-275, I-595, SR-417, and the Florida Turnpike have all been designated as Corridor Ready or Corridor Pending for different fuels, creating a solid foundation that encompasses most of the state.
We at Central Florida Clean Cities are very excited for Florida’s roadways to officially be recognized and look forward to helping shift our Corridor Pending segments over to Corridor Ready. We want to give a big thanks to everyone who contributed to Florida’s corridor designations!