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Federal Funding Programs that Support Alternative Fuel Corridor Implementation and Decarbonization of the Long-Haul Trucking Industry

March 6, 2024 Category: Implementation, Transportation Work Area: Zero-Carbon Fuels

A guide for states

Alternative fuel corridors (AFCs) are sections of the national highway system in the United States that possess electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure (among other low- to zero-emission fuel technologies) at strategic locations. Alternative fuel corridors are a crucial step in decarbonizing the transportation sector and the supply chains that depend on it, especially for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Federal resources, such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), both offer record funding to advance clean energy and lower the financial barriers associated with implementing alternative fuel corridors. States and other stakeholders have access to billions of dollars in federal funding that can be utilized to pursue ambitious transportation decarbonization goals, such as replacing fossil fuels with low- and zero-emission fuels in hard-to-abate segments of the transportation sector.

This fact sheet aims to be a resource for states, state legislatures, governor’s offices, executive branch agencies, businesses, communities, advocates, and others to understand how federal funding can be used for efficient and cost-effective development of alternative fuel corridors that promote the growth of a low- to zero-emission long-haul trucking industry.