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John Bray From: Brad Larsen: Denny Johnson; Duane Hill; Gus Peterson; Mike Robinson; Mike To: Tardy; VValter Leu Wed, Jul19, 2006 1:58 PM Date: Fwd: Re: NAFTA Super Super Highway Myth Subject:

Sincerely, John Bray Special Assistant to the District Engineer Mn/DOT Northeast District 1123 Mesaba Avenue Duluth, MN 55811 Office Phone: 218-723-4802 Office Fax: 218-723-4774 Office E-mail: <[email protected]> Cell Phone: 218-590-1571 Home Phone: 218-722-0663 For current information about statewide road & traffic conditions call 511 on your phone or log your computer onto www.511mn.org For more information about MnDOT, please visit our website at: www.mndot.gov

»> John Bray 7/19/2006 1:55 PM »> Mr. Peters: This article and my quotes regarding the "NAFTA Super Highway" are correct.

That said, when the News Director for the Wisconsin Public Radio station (Mr. Mike Simonson), KUWSFM, located at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Superior, located in Superior, Wisconsin right next to Duluth, MN called me! about the "NAFTA Super Highway" that was featured on a website at ( http://wvvw.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=15497 ) I provided him with frank, accurate and straight forward information relative to this article from our agency's perspective. Mike then had one of his student reporters contact me for an interview which I provided to her. I think that if you read the above webpage, written by a Mr. Jerome R. Corsi, and published on Human Events Online, you will clearly see how far out of the realm of reality this thing is. To my knowledge, the NASCO organization (to which the Minnesota Department of Transportation is not a member at this time), is not proposing a"NAFTA Super Highway" as Mr. Corsi seems to suggest. Since the Wisconsin Public Radio reporter's questions were relative to the assertions contained in Mr. Corsi's article, my comments were directed at that particular article. As I stated in this story: "...we're doing the best we can just to hold the highways together in Minnesota."

Sincerely, John Bray Special Assistant to the District Engineer Mn/DOT Northeast District 1123 Mesaba Avenue Duluth, MN 55811 Office Phone: 218-723-4802 Office Fax: 218-723-4774 Office E··mail: <[email protected]> Cell Phone: 218-590-1571 Home Phone: 218-722-0663 For current information about statewide road & traffic conditions call 511 on your plhone or log your computer onto www.511 mn.org For mom information about MnDOT, please visit our website at: www.mndot.gov

»> jsdepot <[email protected]> 7/19/2006 10:42 AM »> To: John Bray Special Assistant to the District Engineer and District Public Affairs Director District 1 - DuluthNirginia This is an article that was onliine with I believe your quotes? Article location: http://www.businessnorth.com/kuws .asp?R ID= 1521 "Minnesota Department of Transportation's John Bray says he's heard all about the internet article boasting the Bush Administration's plans to build a Super Highway from Mexico to Canada. "Whoever wrote it, I think I would recommend that they take a couple aspirins, lay down, take a snooze, and get up and write something that has some credibility to it. This thin9 has no credibility at least as far as our agency is concerned." A non-profit organization called North America SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. or NASCO is mentioned in the article. The group is supposedly working with the Administration on plans for the Super Highway. But NASCO Director Tiffany Melvin says there must be some sort of misunderstanding. "We're not working with the administration to create a new highway or anything like that. We're an advocacy group tries to bring attention to the need for improvements and maintenance to the existing infrastructure and to increase security at our nation's borders and improve safety measures along the corridor." Bray says there's no money to go towardl a construction project of this magnitude. "The agency right now is in a funding crisis for gosh sake. I mean, we're doing the best we can just to hold the highways together in Minnesota. Wisconsin's in the same boat." So, no worries folks ... nothing running through your backyards just yet." Any truth to these statements Mr. Bray?

If that is the case then how clo you explain away this:

http://spp.gov/ http://www.nascocorridor.com/ TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR: 35 (TTC-35) OKLAHOMA TO MEXICO/GULF COAST ELEMENT. Public hearings 1-877-872-6789, [email protected] There is a lot more information. Are you interested, or do you even care? Regards, John Campbell

I am copying KUWS-FM News Director, Mike Simonson, with this e-mail so he can see how far reaching his member station of the Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network really is. Have a wonderful day and

me the

"NAFTA Super Highway Corridor" under DOA.

Sincerely, John Bray Special Assistant to the District Engineer Mn/DOT Northeast District 1123 Mesaba Avenue Duluth, MN 55811 Office Phone: 218-723-4802 Office Fax: 218-723-4774 Office E-mail: <[email protected]e.mn.us> Cell Phone: 218-590-1571 Home Phone: 218-722-0663 For current information about statewide road & traffic conditions call 511 on your phone or log your computer onto www.511 mn.org For more information about MnDOT, please visit our website at: www.mndot.gov

»> jsdepot <[email protected]> 7/19/2006 3:03 PM »> Thank you for responding Mr. Bray on this matter. So I can believe from your statement: "To my knowledge, the NASCO organization (to which the Minnesota Department of Transportation is not a member at this time), is not proposing a"NAFTA Super Hiqhway" as Mr. Corsi seems to suqqest." ..that you don't believe that the Nasco Corridor ( http://www.nascocorridor.com) is not a NAFTA Super Highway as Mr. Corsi suggests. That's fine. Just out of curiosity, did you happen to go to those web sites that I provided for you? http://spp.qov/ http://www.nascocorridor.com/ TRANS-TEXAS CORRIDOR ss (TTC-35) OKLAHOMA TO MEXICO/GULF COAST ELEMENT. Public hearings 1-877-872-6789, [email protected]

And if you did, do you have an opinion on this project, and are you

aware that the majority of Americans have no knowledqe of this, and that there is limited congressional oversight because this was an agreement ( vs treaty) between Bush, Fox and Martin in 2005 and that the construction costs of this "improvement" ( 12 concrete lanes + two railliines ( mile wide) ) is being paid for by a consortium of Latin American investors which has essentially privatized every aspect of this project. I guess I don't understand the statement by Tiffany Melvin when the Federal Highway Administration is conducting public hearings this month down in Texas on environmental impact. In other words they are ready to build and just informing the public that its time for them to get out of the way. Thank you for your time Mr. Bray, and all the best for Minnesota.

ps: I am forming a citizens action group against this project Mr. Bray, and if you wish I can have you placed on our mailing list.

Regards, John Campbell

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Brad Larsen dale. vanderschaatcsdot.lowa.qov Tue, Aug 1, 2006 1:51 PM NASCO

Dale - I wanted to let you know that Mn/DOT has decided to join NASCO. However, we are currently developing our 2008 and 2009 budget and won't be able to officially join until mid-November. Thanks again for all the information. Bradley .J. Larsen, Federal Relations Manager Mn/DOT, Office of Government Relations 395 John Ireland Blvd., MS 140 St. Paul, MN 55155 651/282-2170 FAX 651/282-2656 E-MAl L brad. larsen @dot.state.mn.us

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Brad Larsen Aamodt, Jeanne Wed, Aug 2,2006 12:37 PM Interview

Jeanne ,. I was contacted by Peter Asis (not sure of last name spelling) with the Duluth News Tribune regarding recent articles on a 1-35 super corridor and NASCO (North America's Super Corridor Coalition). I told him that MN is not planning to expand 1-35 similar to what Texas is planning with the Trans Texas Corridor.. MN does not have near the freight demands that exist in Texas to justify such an expansion. We do have expansion needs on 1-35 in the Metro area, but most of these needs are not in the current 20 year plan due to a lack of financial resources. Tolling and private investment could playa role in future 1-35 expansions in the Metro area, but it is not currently known how big of role they could play. Regarding NASCO, I told him that Mn/DOT does believe there are potential benefits from NASCO membership and a trial membership would be warranted. However, Mn/DOT is currently developing its 2008-09 biennial budget and won't be taking any official action on NASCO membership for 3-4 months. We also discussed the SAFETEA-LU National Surface Transportation Policy & Revenue Commission that is currently working on recommendations for the future of transportation in the US. Along these lines we discussed some of the major issues for the future of transportation such as the Federal Highway Trust Fund running out of money within the next three years and the importance of transportation infrastructure in keeping the US competitiive in the new world economy.

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"Rachel Edwards" <[email protected]> ""Brad Larsen" <[email protected]> Fri, Aug 4, 2006 1:48 PM IPANA Conference

Hi Brad! Hope all is well in Minnesota! We are thrilled MOOT will be joining NASCa this fall. =) I'm sure you've heard us talk about our Annual Inland Ports Conference we co-host with the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance. It will be Oct 11-12, 2006 in SA. It's the nitty-gritty conference focusing on inland ports, supply chain, warehousing/distribution, etc. Anyhow, we have a panel entitled Mexico's New Big Box DC's and the speakers will be from, WalMart de Mexico, IHEB, & Home Depot Weld love to have someone from Target on the panel, and I'm hoping you might have a suggestion as to who would be a good speaker. We don't have any Target contacts, and it'd be good to start forming a relationship there. Thoughts? I know you've left for the day, but have a great weekend and we'll talk Monday. Rachel L. Edwards Director of Marketing North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. 901 Main Street, Suite 4400 Dallas, Texas 75202 214.744.1006 Direct 214.744.'1043 Fax www.nascocorridor.com [email protected]

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From: "Danielson, Jack (Dayton)" <[email protected]> To: "Brad Larsen" <[email protected]>, "Gehrman, Emily (Dayton)" <[email protected]>, "Pass, Katie (Dayton)" <[email protected]> Date: Tue, Aug 8, 2006 3:56 PM Subject: RE: Target speaker for Inland Ports Conference

Brad-t think you should reach out to Nathan Garvis, VP of Gov't Affairs for Target. You can reach him at 612-696-6866 and his cell is 612-237-B996.

Let me know if you need anything else. jack -----Original Message----From: Brad Larsen [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 10:29 AM To: Gehrman, Emily (Dayton); Danielson, Jack (Dayton); Pass, Katie (Dayton) Subject: Target speaker for Inlland Ports Conference Mn/DOT is considering joining a coalition called NASCa (North America's Super Corridor Coalition). NASCa is a non-profit organization that is working toward improving the movement of goods and people throughout the central part of North America. NASCa's website is www.nascocorridor.com On Oct. 1'1-12, NASCa is hosting its Inland Ports Conference in San Antonio, TX (see flyer attached). This is going to be a technical conference focusing on inland ports, supply chain, warehousiing/distribution, etc. One of the general sessions is. going to have a panel entitled "Mexico's New Big Box DC's" and the speakers will be from, WalMart de Mexico, HEB, & Home Depot. They would like to include a speaker from Target on this panel. Would the Senator have any recommendations on who NASCa could contact?

Bradley J. Larsen, Federal Relations Manager Mn/DOT, Office of Government Relations 395 John Ilreland Blvd., MS 140 St. Paul, MN 55155 651/282-2170 FAX 651/:;:~82-2656 E-MAIL [email protected]

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Brad Larsen Edwards, Hachel Wed, Aug s, 2006 11 :06 AM Re: IPANA Conference

MN Senator Mark Dayton (whose family is the majority owner of Target) recommended that you contact Nathan Garvis, Target VP of Gov't. Affairs. You can reach him at 612-696-6866 or on his cell at 612-2378996. »> "Rachel Edwards" <[email protected]> 08/04/06 1:47 PM »> Hi Brad! Hope all iis well in Minnesota! We are thrilled MDOT will be joining NASCa this fall. =) I'm sure you've heard us talk about our Annual Inland Ports Conference we co-host with the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance. It will be Oct 11-12, :2006 in SA. It's the nitty-gritty conference focusing on inland ports, supply chain, warehousing/distribution, etc. Anyhow, we have a panel entitled Mexico's New Big Box DC's and the speakers will be from, WalMart de Mexico, HEB, & Home Depot.. We'd love to have someone from Target on the panel, and I'm hoping you might have a suggestion as to who would be a good speaker. We don't have any Target contacts, and it'd be good to start forming a relationship there. Thoughts? I know you've left for the day, but have a great weekend and we'll talk Monday. Rachel L. Edwards Director of Marketing North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. 901 Main Street, Suite 4400 Dallas, Texas 75202 214.744.1006 Direct 214.744.1043 Fax www.nasGocorridor.com [email protected] nascocorridor.com

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Brad Larsen [email protected] rnqallis.com Wed, Aug 9, 2006 3:41 PM Mississippi Valley Transportation Conf.

We are VIIondering if Mr. Gal/is would be available to be one of the keynote speakers at the 98th Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) in Minneapolis, MN, July 9 or 10, 2007. This conference will consist of about 300-400 delegates from MN, lA, KS, MO, IL, IN, MI, OH, KT, and WI. The deleqates are primarily from state departments of transportation, private transportation consulting firms, FHW A, and transportation interest groups.

I saw Mr. Gallis speak at this year's NASCO conf. in Winnipeg and think that presentation would be great for the MVC. I don't yet have a draft agenda for the conf., but you can review the agenda and presentations from this year's conf. at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/news/events/mvc2006.htm

The foundation for next year's agenda is going to be the new vision for the future of transportation in America that the National Surface Transportation Policy & Revenue Commission is currently working on. Many believe that for the public and policy makers to support a significant new vision for transportation (and the $ investments that will accompany the new vision), a transportation crisis wil/ be needed. I was hoping that the presentation Mr. Gallis gave at the NASCO conf. would help people better understand the nnpendlnq economic crisis the US is facing if it doesn't adequately invest in transportation infrastructure to compete in the new global market. Let me know what you think. Mr. Gallis would likely have about 45-60 minutes for a presentation, followed by a Q&A panel.

Bradley J. Larsen, Federal Relations Manager Mn/DOT, Office of Government Relations 395 John Ireland Blvd., MS 140 St. Paul, MN 55155

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FAX 651/:~82-2656 E-MAIL brad.larsenesoot.state.mn.us

l'rlEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION COOPERATION WHEREAS, the economic health of our region is dependent upon efficient movement of products; WHEREAS, we are faced with growing congestion on our air, highway, rail, and water transportation systems; WHEREAS, our international competitors are eliminating the traditional advantage that transportation has given the region in trade; WHEREAS, freight shipments move across state and national boundaries making us mutually dependent upon our transportation systems infrastructure; WHEREAS, the trade between the states in the regions is important for our economic well being; WHEREAS, action is required to ensure that our transportation systems are adequate to move products of the region; and WHEREAS, SAFETEA-LU created a freight transportation center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which has been the lead institution in data collection, identifying issues, and facilitating dialog among the states in the upper Midwest. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the member states of the Mississippi Valley Conference agree to: 1. Establish a Mississippi Valley Freight Corridors Coalition to cooperate in the planning, operation, preservation, and improvement of transportation system infrastructure in the region. 2. Cooperate in efforts to engage the public and private sectors in the process for improving the efficiency of the freight transportation systems in the region. 3. Establish a customer committee made up of freight carriers, shippers, third party providers and affiliated organization representatives to provide input to the Coalition. 4. Establish a technical committee made up of experts in the fields of freight operations and intermodal transportation to propose, recommend for approval by the executive committee, and implement a plan of action for improving the regional freight transportation systems. 5. Establish an executive committee made up of state Department of Transportation CEOs, or their designees, to guide regional cooperative efforts and approve a plan

of action to be implemented by the technical committee. The parties hereto acknowledge that this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is not legally binding on the signatories hereto, but commemorates a good faith willingness to achieve the objectives outlined above by any who execute this MOU on behalf of their respective organizations.

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From: Brad Larsen To: Arnebeck, IRick; Arseneau, Bernie; Differt, Douglas; Doan, John; Gray, Kevin; Halvorson, Randy; McFarlin, Bob; McKenzie, Abigail; Skallman, Julie; Stehr, Dick; Winter, Robert Date: Man, Sep 11,2006 3:04 PM Subject: Re: Corridors of the Future Solicitation

Would anyone like me to set up a meeting to discuss this topic further? I have asked NASCO what the status is of the 1-35 proposal. Also, as Rick mentioned, the other corridor that might have potential is the 1-94 & 1-90 Northwest Passage.

»> Rick Arnebeck 09/05/06 4:44 PM »> Bernie this links in with my idea of building on the Northwest Passage corridor with a focus on the Fargo - Chicago connection .... let's discuss this in more detail at lunch tommorrow at ITE luncheon rick

Rick Arnebeck Division Director - OST 651-296-'1615 Mn/DOT, St Paul

»> Brad Larsen 9/5/2006 2: 13:34 PM »> The following Federal Registeir link contains a notice soliciting applications to participate in the Corridors of the Future Program (CFP) selection process. The goal of the CFP is to accelerate the development of multi-State transportation Corridors of the Future for one or more transportation modes, by selecting up to 5 major transportation corridors in need of investment for the purpose of reducing congestion.

States are encouraged to wonk together and with private sector partners to develop multi-State corridor proposals to advance project development and seek alternative financial opportunities. CFP projects may augment an existinq transportation corridor or may develop entirely new facilities. Applications will be submitted in a two-step process. In the first step, the Applicant will submit a Corridor Proposal (Proposal) containinq general information about the proposed Corridor project (Corridor) . A Proposal may be submitted by one State, multiple States, or a private sector entity, and at this stage does not require the concurrence of all affected States. After the Proposal has been reviewed, the Applicant may be asked to proceed to the second step in the process by submitting an Application with more detailed information about the project. DATES: Proposals must be received on or before October 23,2006. The due date for Applications will be April 2, 2007. http://a257'.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-14634.htm I think NASCa will be coordinating a proposal and application for the 1-35 Corridor.

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Brad Larsen Winter, Robert Tue, Sep 12, 2006 10:40 AM

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I don't know for sure, but I doubt it - the five corridors that are going to designated are likely to mega multistate corridors.

»> Robert Winter 09/12/06 9:34 AM »>

Brad, coulld St Croix Xng project be a candidate. Mulit State project with extensive multi State coordination, PPP is probably the most likely way the project will get constructed in my lifetime, multi modal if reuse of the old bridqe is included, congestion relief not so much but probably as much congestion as some of the other projects under discussion, FHWA high priority demo corridor, demonstrated congressional member support thru HPP funding designation. ...Bob

»> Brad Larsen 09/11/06 3:04 PM »>

Would anyone like me to set up a meeting to discuss this topic further? I have asked NASCO what thE~ status is of the 1-35 proposal. Also, as Rick mentioned, the other corridor that might have potential is the 1-94 & 1-90 Northwest Passage.

»> Rick Arnebeck 09/05/06 4:44 PM »>

Bernie this links in with my idea of building on the Northwest Passage corridor with a focus on the Fargo - Chicago connection ....let's discuss this in more detail at lunch tommorrow at ITE luncheon rick Rick Arnebeck Division Director - OST 651-296-1615 Mn/DOT, sr Paul

»> Brad Larsen 9/5/2006 2: 1:3:34 PM »> The following Federal Register link contains a notice soliciting applications to participate in the Corridors of the Future Program (CFP) selection process. The goal of the CFP is to accelerate the development of multi-State transportation Corridors of the Future for one or more transportation modes, by selecting up to 5 major transportation corridors in need of investment for the purpose of reducing congestion.

States am encouraged to work together and with private sector partners to develop multi-State corridor proposals to advance project development and seek alternative financial opportunities. CFP projects may augment an existlnq transportation corridor or may develop entirely new facilities. Applications will be submitted iin a two-step process. In the first step, the Applicant will submit a Corridor Proposal (Proposal) containing general information about the proposed Corridor project (Corridor). A Proposal may be submitted by one State, multiple States, or a private sector entity, and at this stage does not require the concurrence of all affected States. After the Proposal has been reviewed, the Applicant may be asked to proceed to the second step in the process by submitting an Application with more detailed information about the project. DATES: Proposals must be received on or before October 23,2006. The due date for Applications will be April 2, 2007.

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I think NASCa will be coordinating a proposal and application for the 1-35 Corridor.

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Mlsslssippl Valley Conference 2007

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Draft Agenda

Monday July 9, 2007

1:00-1 :30pm -. Presentation of the Colors _. Conference Welcome - Commissioner 1:30-3: 15pm .. General Session - Setting the Stage Economic Crisis - Michael Gallis (45 min.) Transportation Financial Crisis - Jeff Davis (45 min.) Q & A (15 min.) - or wait until end 3: 15-3:30pm .. Break 3:30-4:30pm .. Nat'l. Commission Overview/Unveiling the Future Vision for Transportation - WisDOT Sec. Frank Bussalachi - Other Commission Member(s)? 4:30-5:00pm .. Q & A with all speakers on the panel (30 min.) 6:30-8:30pm - Reception & Dinner

Tuesday July 10, 200j~

8:30-9:00am - AASHTO President or AASHTO Executive Director 9:00-10:00am - Perspectives on Future Transportation Vision - Panel Private Sector (speaker? - 20 min.) - Brad Local Government - Rural (speaker? - 20 min.) - Julie MPO (speaker? - 20 min.) - Tim H. & Lynne Bly

10:00-10: 15am - Break 10:15-11: 15am - Perspectives on Future Transportation Vision - Panel continued Transit (speaker? - 20 min.) - Donna Freight (speaker? - 20 min.) - Cecil Q & A (20 min.)

11:15-1:00pm ..Lunch On Your Own 1:00-3:00pm .. Concurrent Breakout Sessions Freight (moderator & speakers?) - Cecil Safety (moderator & speakers?) - Bernie Transit (moderato & speakers?) - Donna Alternate Site Tours (l :OO-4:00pm) o

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TMC & MnPASS (two groups) - Jim Kranig & John Doan MnROAD (via MnPASS) - Keith Shannon, Ben Worel & John Doan CTS Lab? (Brad will talk to Bob Johns)

3:00-3: 15pm .. Break 3: IS-5:00pm .. Concurrent Breakout Sessions Successful Partnerships (ex. Local, Guidestar, TERRA, Private (MnPASS)) (moderator & speakers?) - Rick Kjonaas Communicating Transportation Investment Decisions (moderator & speakers?) - Abby, Scott, and/or Communications staff Workforce Planning & Development (moderator & speakers? OR Innovative Contracting (moderator & speakers?) - Gary Thompson *CEO Board Meeting will be from 1:00-5:00pm

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11,2007

9:00-10:30am ..Breakfast & Ethanol Speaker (15 min. for Q & A) 10:30-11:00 _. Passing the Gavel (Commissioner or Deputy Comm.) _. Preview of 2008 Mississippi Valley Conference _. Closing (Commissioner or Deputy Comm.)

Mississippi Valley Conference 2007

Draft Expanded Invitation List

9/15/06

- Governor's staff - NGA transportation staff - Legislative members & staff (House and Senate transportation committees & leaders) - Congressional members & staff - Local governments (engineers & key local elected officials) - AMC, League of Cities, & other local government organizations - Met Council - 11PO, RDC, and other ATP members - Indian Tribes - CTS and Humphrey Institute - Other university representatives - Chamber of Commerce - Itasca Group members

- l\1FAC members

- Other key freight, truck, rail, air & waterway stakeholders - Transit Agencies - Transit for Livable Communities - Other key transit and bike/ped. stakeholders - Guidestar Board members - Other key ITS stakeholders - TERRA Board members -AGC - Transportation Alliance - NASCO representative - Other States (ex. ND, SD, reps. from other AASHTO Regions, Manitoba & Ontario)

From: "Tiffany Melvin" <[email protected] nascocorridor.corn» To: "john mohler'" <[email protected]>, '''Mohler, John'" <[email protected]>, "Lance Ludman" <[email protected]>, "Ludrnan. Lance (X-Savi Technologies)'" <Lance. Ludman @ Imco.com», "Coby Chase" -ecchase @ dot.state. tx.US>. <Ssimmon @ dot.state. tx.US>. "Dawn Sullivan" <[email protected]>, "Debbe Leftwich" <[email protected]>, "Dale Vander Schaaf" <[email protected]>, "Brad Larsen'" <[email protected]>, "Andy Horosko" <[email protected]b.ca>, "George Blackwood" <[email protected]>, "Skip McMahon" <[email protected]>, '''Blake Hastings'" <[email protected]>, "Chris Gutierrez'" <[email protected]>, "'Hildenbrand, Marc'" <[email protected]>, "Russell Laughlin" <[email protected]>, "Tom Kane" <[email protected]>, "Greg Dandewich" <[email protected]> Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2006 3:09 PM Subject: FW: Corridor of the Future Application

Hello everyone! Exciting news!! Please review the attached description of the newly introducecl"Corriclors of the Future" program by USDOT. They are requesting applications to be submitted by "interested" parties to participate in / become a "Corridor of the Future". The application is due on OCTOBER 23rd!! \I\fhoa!! We are definitely "interested" - in fact, we are THE Corridor of the Future. \I\lith all that is going on along this corridor, we MUST receive this designation. They will only pick 3 - 5 Corridors in the entire US. There is no money in it right now, but there will be money and a lot more opportunity attached to the designation in the future. We cannot be the leading Corridor coalition and NOT be named a Corridor of the Future. Get my point? This is important!! :) The October 23rd deadline is for a general overview application. Then, they will pick form the original applicants and ask certain corridors to submit detailed applications by next April. So, I am going to need some help. We / NASCO need(s) to prepare the application. I will need information from each of you about your current and planned initiatives. Please review the attached application and feel free to forward it to the appropriate party within your organization to get the required information. I will start to contact each of you next week, to discuss this in more detail. Our Inland Port conference is cominq up fast. I will be out of the office October 10- 13 and October 17 - 19. That only leaves 13 days for me to qet this done. If any of you want to help, I would really appreciate it, to say the least. I will be out of the office tomorrow. Back in on Monday to get going on

this in a major way. You will mad that all of the states / participants along the Corridor don't have to be concurring at this point. I think it would be really impressive to show the support of all states along the Corridor, the inland ports, private sector and the Canadian and Mexican support from our membership IN THE FIRST ROUND. Really make an impact from the beginning. Please call me with any questions. Remember, I will be out of the office tomorrow. Thanks so much! Have a good weekend. Tiffany Tiffany Melvin Executive Director North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. 901 Main Street, Suite 4400 Dallas, Texas 75202 (214)744-1042 Telephone (214)744-1043 Facsimile [email protected] www.nascocorridor.com Notice: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the email to the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. -----Original Message----From: Calabrese, Kristin [mailt:o:[email protected]] Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 3:39 PM To: Tiffany Melvin; Weber, Becky; Glenn LeMunyon; Kaitlyn Saxe SUbject: RtE: Corridor of the Future Application Here are the details! Due date for phase one application submission is 10/23.

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Mississippi Valley Conference 2007

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Draft Agenda

M[onday July 9, 2007

1:00-1:30pm - Presentation of the Colors - Conference Welcome - Commissioner 1:30-3: 15pm - General Session - Setting the Stage Economic Crisis - Michael Gallis (45 min.) Transportation Financial Crisis - Jeff Davis (45 min.) Q & A (15 min.) - or wait until end 3:15-3:30pm- Break 3:30-4:30pm .- Nat'I, Commission OverviewlFuture Vision for Transportation - WisDOT Sec. Frank Bussalachi - Other Commission Member(s)? 4:30-5:00pm .. Q & A with all speakers on the panel (30 min.) 6:30-8:30pm ..Reception & Dinner

Tuesday July 10,

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8:30-9:00am _. AASHTO President or AASHTO Executive Director 9:00-10:00am - Perspectives on the Future of Transportation - Panel Private Sector (speaker? - 20 min.) - Brad Local Government - Rural (speaker? - 20 min.) - Julie MPO (speaker? - 20 min.) - Tim H. & Lynne Bly

10:00-10: 15am - Break

10:15-11:15am - Perspectives on the Future of Transportation - Panel continued Transit (speaker? - 20 min.) - Donna Freight (speaker? - 20 min.) - Cecil Q & A (20 min.)

11: IS-I:0Opml - Lunch On Your Own 1:00-3 :OOpm - Concurrent Breakout Sessions Freight (moderator & speakers?) - Cecil Safety (moderator & speakers?) - Bernie Transit (moderato & speakers?) - Donna Alternate Site Tours (1 :00-4:00pm)

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TMC & MnPASS (two groups) - Jim Kranig & John Doan MnROAD (via MnPASS) - Keith Shannon, Ben Worel & John Doan CTS Lab? (Brad will talk to Bob Johns)

3:00-3: 15pm - Break 3: IS-5:00pm - Concurrent Breakout Sessions Successful Partnerships (ex. Local, Guidestar, TERRA, Private (MnPASS» (moderator & speakers?) - Rick Kjonaas Communicating Transportation Investment Decisions (moderator & speakers?) - Abby, Scott, and/or Communications staff Workforce Planning & Development (moderator & speakers? OR Innovative Contracting (moderator & speakers?) - Gary Thompson *CEO Board Meeting will be from 1:00-5:00pm

W~ednesday July

11,2007

9:00-10:30am - Breakfast & Ethanol Speaker (15 min. for Q & A) 10:30-11 :00 - Passing the Gavel (Commissioner or Deputy Comm.) - Preview of 2008 Mississippi Valley Conference - Closing (Commissioner or Deputy Comm.)

From: "Tiffany Melvin" <[email protected]> To: '''Blake Hastings'" <[email protected]>, "'Brad Larsen'" <[email protected]>, "Dawn Sullivan" <[email protected]>, "Dale Vander Schaaf" <[email protected]·90v>, "Wes McQuiddy" -emcqulddv.davldeaepa.cov». "Coby Chase" <[email protected]> Date: Tue, Sep 2:6, 2006 1:53 PM Subject:. FW:

I am attaching an outline I am kindof using for the CFP application. It won't get too specific. But, I would love to show the support from all of the states, inland ports, EPA, and Canada and Mexico in the very first round. Our membership is extremely impressive and is exactly the point of corridors of the future.

Sorry to bug everyone about this, but given the tight time frame I am working with, I am wondering if each of you could give me an estimate on when you might have a draft of information I could use on the NASCa CFP application from your state / inland port / blue skyways. I am trying to get a rough draft of the application done by the end of this week. Next week is the only other time I have to work on it. Please let me know as soon as possible.

If you are partially through it, 90 ahead and send me what you have so I can get started.

Thanks so much!

Tiffany Melvin Executive Director North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. 901 Main Street, Suite 4400 Dallas, Texas 75202 (214)744-11042 Telephone (214)744-11043 Facsimile <mailto:[email protected] nascocorridor.corn» [email protected] nascocorridor.com

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(70RRIDORS ()F THE FUTURE APPLICATION: PHASE ONE

I. OVER-VIEW A. General overview/history/purpose B. LocationlPhysical Description/preliminary design features.

Detailed description infrastructure

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proposed interstate tranpo Corridor including a map detailing the Corridor and its connection to existing transportation

II. AGREl8:MENT AMONIG THE STATES

A. Who's on board and in what capacity?

Status of the agreement among the States to advance the proposed Corridor

III. KEY ELEMENTS

A. Congestion Reduction

How will the Corridcr.. . il Reduce current congestion levels; Address future congestion on projected travel trends and demographic changes in the proposed Corridor iii) Discuss the national impact of the Corridor on freight and/or congestion

B. MobiJlity Improvements

How will the Corridor provide increased mobility of people and Explain how transportation technologies would he used to benefit users by reducing congestion and enhancing mobility and efficiency of the proposed Corridor. US SYSteIllS. condition monitoring, computerized control traveler info electronic lolls, and open road tolling.

C. Economic Benefits and Support of Commerce

How will the Corridor support US economic growth, Should include an traffic. of the percentage of overall Corridor traffic that likely to be freight

D. Value to the Users of the Corridor

Descri be the of the proposed Corridor to its users Reduced travel increased safety,

E. Exceptional Environmental Stewardship

Describe proposed innovative methods for completing the environmental review process effectively and/or any exceptional proposed measures for avoiding mitigating air, noise, or water impacts, or impacts to and cultural rescuers.

IV. FINANICIALS AND TI1Y1EFRAME

A. Rough Estimate of Capital Cost B. Innovations in Project Delivery (schedule) and Finance

Highlight any innovative project and financing proposed the

C. Finance Plan and Potential Private Sector Participation

Identifying potential of financing and the private

D. Proposed Project Time-Line

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Peggy Reichert Larsen, Brad; McKenzie, Abigail Wed, Sep 27,2006 9:12 AM

Re: Fwd: FW: Corridor of the Future Application

Abby and Brad I have asked Deanna to pull toqether stuff on 135 that Mark Nelson needs since she is doing an overall report on IRC's and needs to collect info for all of them. She can just start with what you need on 1-35. Brian Gage has a list of investments from the District Plans, constrained and unconstrained, so it shouldn't be too hard. Deanna may need to talk to Districts to provide more description of the improvements if that is what you are looking for, but Deanna can work with Mark Nelson. Peggy

»> Brad Larsen 9/22/2006 10:22 AM »> See attached email - in preparing the Corridor of Future proposal and application for 1-35, NASCa is going to need information on the short and long term plans for the corridor in MN. Maybe since Mark is going to put the same stuff together for the Northwest Passage Corridor he could gather the info. for 1-35 as well.

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Belden, Deanna; Nelson, Mark

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Brad Larsen Belden, Deanna; Nelson, Mark; Reichert, Peggy Wed, Sep ;27,2006 10:21 AM

Corridors of the Future

Peggy· I'll try to call you later today - I'm in Leadership training today and tomorrow and out of the office on Friday. In the meantime, I've attached the Federal Register notice where USDOT is soliciting "Corrldors of the Future" appllications. The North American Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO), which we are becoming a member of, is putting together the initial proposal (which is due Oct. 23rd) and application (which is due April 2nd) for the 1-35 Corridor from Texas to MN. Mark is putting together the proposal. and application for the Northwest Passage. NASCO needs some initial information ASAP for the proposal, and I will work with Deanna to assemble and send this info. later this week and/or early next week. Deanna .. I'm going to send you an outline that NASCO put together for the 1·35 proposal, I'm going to ask others for info. in the outline and will copy you on my emails so you know what's going on. Mark- I'm going to send you a copy of the NASCO outline as well since you may want to use it in putting together the Northwest Passage proposal. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again for all the help.

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I. OVER\lIEW A. General overview/history/purpose B. Location/Physical Description/preliminary design features.

Detailed description infrastrucutre

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the proposed interstate tranpo Corridor including a map detailing the Corridor and

connection to existing transportation

II. AGRE][MENT AMONIG THE STATES

A. Who"s on board and in what capacity?

Status of the agreement among the States to advance the proposed Corridor

III. KEY ELEMENTS

A. Congestion Reduction

How will the Corridor. . _ i IH.t:'duce current

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levels; Address future expected congestion based on projected travel trends and demographic changes in the proposed Corridor Discuss the national impact of the Corridor on freight and/or congestion

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Flow will the Corridor provide increased mobility of people and Explain how transportation technologies would be used to benefit users by reducing congestion and mobility and efficiency proposed ITS systems. traffic condition monitoring, computerized traffic control traveler info systems, electronic tolls, and open road tolling

C. Economic Benefits and Support of Commerce

Flow will the Corridor support US economic growth. Should include an traffic. of the percentage of overall Corridor traffic that is likely to be freight

D. Value to the Users of the Corridor

Describe the benefits of the proposcd Corridor to its users

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time, increased safety, etc)

E. Exceptional Environmental Stewardship

Describe proposed innovative methods for completing the environmental process effectively and/or any exceptional proposed measures for avoiding mitigating or impacts, impacts to environmental and cultural rescuers.

IV. FINANCIALS AND TI1\1EFRAME

A. Rough Estimate of Capital Cost B. Innovations in Project Delivery (schedule) and Finance

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delivery and financing

C. Finance Plan and Potential Private Sector Participation

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D. Proposed Project Time-Line

V. SUMMlARY- EXISTING AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES

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