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  1. Cross-Border CoordinationFHWA’s Role in BorderPlanning Lisa M. Dye International Transportation Program Engineer Federal Highway Administration Border to Border Conference – April 17, 2007

  2. FHWA’s Mission Enhancing Mobility Through Innovation, Leadership, and Public Service

  3. FHWA’s Strategic Goals • Safety • Mobility/Congestion • Global Connectivity • Environmental Stewardship • National Homeland Security • Organizational Excellence

  4. FHWA Provides • Resources • SAFETEA-LU’s Coordinated Border Infrastructure Fund • Research Funds • Staff

  5. Coordinated Border Infrastructure (CBI) Program • Fund to improve the safe movement of vehicles at U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico • $833 million over 6 years • Distributed by formula to Border States

  6. CBI Program -Eligible Uses • Improvements to existing transportation and supporting infrastructure • Construction of highways • Safety enforcement facilities related to international trade

  7. CBI Program -Eligible Uses • Modification to regulatory procedures • International coordination and border operational improvements • Operational improvements

  8. FHWA Research Funds • Border wait time studies • Evaluation of operational improvements • Traffic studies • Origin and destination studies

  9. FHWA Staff • Border Team’s Roles • Researchers/Technical Experts • Facilitators • Mediators • Ombudsmen

  10. Sylvia Grijalva Sylvia.Grijalva@dot.gov Lisa Dye Lisa.Dye@dot.gov HQ position (vacant) Alicia Nolan Alicia.Nolan@dot.gov FHWA’s Border Team Jill Hochman, Roger Petzold, and Sarah Clements, Environment, Planning and Realty Fred Werner, Atlanta Resource Center Crystal Jones, Office of Freight Management Mike Avery, Office of International Programs

  11. JWC US-Mexico Joint Working Committee • Coordinates transportation planning • Chaired by FHWA/SCT and formed of federal and state partners • Twin goals of communication and coordination • Biannual work plans

  12. JWC Ongoing JWC Efforts • Border GIS (BGIS) Platform Development • Border Infrastructure Needs Assessment (BINS) Phase II/ GIS • GIS Training

  13. JWC Ongoing JWC Efforts • Analysis of Coordination Systems at Ports of Entry Study • Border Information Flow Architecture (BIFA) • Technical Assistance on Finance

  14. JWC Ongoing JWC Efforts • Regional Border Master Plan • Bottleneck Studies • Evaluation of Otay Mesa FAST Lane Project

  15. US-Canada Transportation Border Working Group • Coordinates transportation planning • Formed of federal, state and provincial partners • Action plans

  16. Ongoing TBWG Efforts • Compendium of needs for northern border crossings • Border data collection survey • Economic study • Border Information Flow Architecture

  17. Other Working Groups • Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group • Port of the Future • Border Liaison Mechanisms • Regional Partnering Meetings

  18. Mediation/Problem Solving • Broker agreements between partners • Establish action plans for projects • Respond to concerns

  19. Keys to Success Safety Mobility Security