About the Council
The purposes of the National Alternative Fuels Corridor Council include:
Participating States Include:
The Corridor Council is made up of coordinators and other staff from Clean Cities coalitions, representatives from state DOTs and aligned departments, federal DOT/FHWA representatives, and U.S. DOE Clean Cities Program representatives across these states. The Council’s leadership team includes: Jonathan Overly (TN), Mark Bentley and Michael Staley (AL), Ann Vail (LA), and Alisha Lopez (FL). If you’d like to join the NAFCC, please email Ann Vail at ann[at]louisianacleanfuels.org.
|Q2 – CY’23||Q3 – CY’23||Q4 – CY’23||Q1 – CY’24|
|Clean Cities Coalitions only||May 18||Aug. 17||Nov. 16||Feb. 15|
|ALL PARTICIPANTS||June 15||Sept. 21||Dec. 14 *||March 21|
|All meetings are Zoom meetings and take place on the third Thursday of the month (*except for Dec. ’23) starting at 1pm ET / 10am PT.|
Click any of the below maps to open them in the full window.
For more information on corridor designations from FHWA, visit the FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors main page or Interactive GIS Maps page.
Acronyms used above and elsewhere on this page: CNG = compressed natural gas, EV = electric vehicle, LNG = liquified natural gas.
To access the U.S. DOE Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Station Locator page. Recognize that there are several tools that are part of the Station Locator (beyond just locating stations for the different alt fuels), including being able to download data, mapping a route, and making corridor measurements.
Related News & Documents
11/24/21, The DOT and DOE jointly release the “Buy America Request for Information“. The “General Summary” on that page contains most of the information being requested.
8/4/21, The White House –“White House Releases Updated State Fact Sheets Highlighting the Impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Nationwide“. Find the various funding types that could come to your state from this funding!
FHWA – Apportionment of HIP (Highway Infrastructure Program) funds. Find the amount of funds that are apportioned to your state on p. 10 from this PDF “…to provide Necessary Charging Infrastructure along Corridor-Ready and Corridor-Pending Alt Fuel Corridors.”
- July 27, 2021 – Florida – Two press releases discussing the announcement of phase 2 grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to deploy DC fast charging stations across the state of Florida along major corridors – Miami Inno, Intrado Globe Newswire
April 2021, Virginia Clean Cities – The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) Electric Vehicle Charging /Alternative Fuel Station Signing Request Form for specific service signs
January & February 2021 – Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition docs
- >>> Draft Alt-fuel Recommendations – One-pager that explains what the SCC believes are the best recommendations to MUTCD (Staley; includes map)
- Presentation Michael Staley gave to coalitions and partners across the country to garner support for our suggestions
- Comparative, text-based summary of alt-fuel related changes that FHWA is recommending in the MUTCD (Staley; longer, reference document)
- MUTCD links of interest:
12/31/20, NCUTCD – Issued a request to extend the docket comment period by 90 days – NCUTCD Extension Request to FHWA Administrator
- 12/14/20, CTDOT – “New Signage Leads Connecticut Motorists to Alternative Fuel Corridors“
- 12/11/20, FHWA Press Release – “Federal Highway Administration Calls for Comment on Latest Update to MUTCD“
Photos of Corridor Signs
Example of one of the SC corridor identification signs installed in 2017.
Album of alt-fuel identification signage from states in and near the southeastern United States
Tennessee (older) – Specific Service signs with “E85” or “B20” on logo and additional, small “biofuel” sign appended
Maryland – Example of General Service sign appended to a Specific Service sign
Notes from Council Webinars
–> * denotes webinars that included state DOT officials. “—” denotes skipped months when meeting were not or will not be held.
- 2023: —, Feb. 16, March 16*, —,
- 2022: —, Feb. 17, March 17*, —, May 19, June 16*, —, Aug. 16, Sept. 15*, —, Nov. 17 (held 12/1), Dec. 15*
- 2021: Jan. 15, Feb. 19*, —, April 15*, May 20, June 17*, —, Aug. 19, Sept. 16*, Oct. 21, Nov. 18*, Dec. 16
- 2020: Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, Apr. 9, Apr. 16*, May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20*, Sep. 17, Nov. 19*, Dec. 17
- 2020 – other docs: Dec. 11 email on support for FHWA NPA
- 2019: Feb. 26, Mar. 26, May 7, May 28, July 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 19, Dec. 6
DCFC & CNG corridor site mapping and related tools
- AFDC Station Locator (main page) — Locator corridor tool, Locator advanced tools (state searching)
- PlugShare (site/charger/user images and user reviews/check-ins)
- CNGprices.com (Map and Pricing)
- Crowd Sourcing Website used to get feedback from EV owners on where they needed chargers
- Louisiana Clean Fuels blog post about their newly developed state corridor ID signs
- LCF Master Plan Summary with maps showing an overview of results
SC was the first state in the USA to make the decision and execute developing corridor identification (not wayfinding) signage and place them across the state. they produced and shared publicly many documents that explain their process, approvals, costs, communications with SCDOT… even an Installation Checklist.
- All SC documents can be found on their Alternative Fuel Corridors page
- Photos of their signs can be found in this Flickr album – the first three signs are example of the ones that can currently be found across SC!
- Link to article – “New Signs Installed Along Designated ‘Alternative Fuel Corridors’ in South Carolina” (7/21/17)
- Virginia IDSP Criteria including alternative fuels under Logos, GMSS, and Tourist oriented signs
When the Council started in 2019, it was the “Southeastern Corridor Council”. In 2021, the Council started working to include other states and expand the ability to drive improved communications to other regions of the U.S. This expansion work continues and other state Clean Cities coalitions and state DOTs are still joining the effort today. The name was changed to the “National Alternative Fuel Corridor Council” in early 2022.