On December 4, 2015, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) was signed into law. Fast Act section 1413 required the Secretary of Transportation to designate corridors to improve mobility of passenger and commercial vehicles that employ electric vehicle charger, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling technologies across the United States.
With the designation of alternative fuel corridors, Federal Highway Administration is establishing a national network of alternative fueling and charging infrastructure along national highway system corridors. The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition coordinated with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to assist with applying to the Federal Highway Administration for alternative fuels corridor designations in Kentucky in 2017.
Alternative Fuels Corridor Requirements
Designations Announced 2018
Corridor-Ready–sufficient facilities on the corridor currently exist to allow for corridor travel on the designated alternative fuel(s);
Corridor-Pending–currently insufficient facilities on the corridor to allow for corridor travel on the designated alternative fuel(s).
Compressed Natural Gas Corridor-Ready
I-75: From KY/OH border to KY/TN border
I-71: From KY/OH border to Carrollton, KY
Compressed Natural Gas Corridor-Pending
I-265: From Louisville, KY (@ I-71) to Louisville, KY (@ I-65)
I-71: From Carrollton, KY to Louisville, KY
I-275: Entire length
Electric Vehicle Corridor-Ready
I-275: From KY/IN border to KY/OH border
I-71: From KY/OH border to Florence KY
I-75: From KY/OH border to Florence KY
Electric Vehicle Corridor-Pending
I-71: From Florence KY to Louisville KY
I-75: From Florence KY to KY/TN border
Liquified Propane Gas Corridor-Ready
I-65: From the KY/IN border to KY/TN border
The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition is coordinating with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the alternative fuel/advanced transportation industry to help support advancing alternative fuels corridors in Kentucky.