As directed by the FAST act, states and, in certain cases, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, are responsible for designating public roads as Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFCs) and Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFCs). The MAFC has completed a survey of member states for this purpose and continues to work with states to identify and share the best approaches for identifying CRFCs and CUFCs and other components of state and regional freight networks. The survey data is available for download here.
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) directed the FHWA Administrator to establish a National Highway Freight Network to strategically direct Federal resources and policies toward improved performance of highway portions of the U.S. freight transportation system. Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFCs) are public roads not in urbanized areas that provide access and connection to the Primary Highway Freight System and the Interstate with other important ports, public transportation facilities, or other intermodal freight facilities. Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFCs) are public roads in urbanized areas which provide access and connection to these same facilities.