About the I-10 Corridor Coalition

What is the I-10 Corridor Coalition?

The I-10 Corridor Coalition is a voluntary coalition of state Departments of Transportation that are committed to a multi-jurisdictional coordination, organized around a common agenda and facilitated through a cooperative support structure. The geographic boundary of the coalition will encompass the corridor along Interstate 10 throughout the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. 

Vision and Goals

The Coalition's vision is the realization of a connected corridor throughout the four states. This corridor will employ the transportation expertise of the states collectively to enable resource sharing, joint testing, and economies of scale, while applying best practice protocols to improve safety and efficiency along the corridor and promote cooperative planning. The Coalition members share the following goals:

  • Explore the technical and operational feasibility of a multi-jurisdictional I-10 corridor
  • Develop a model for regional cooperation and interoperability that can be used in the Western region and potentially across North America
  • Develop technology, standards of practice and protocols to enable better freight movement along the corridor, in areas including but not limited to permitting, parking, platooning and inspections.
  • Develop technology, standards of practice and protocols to enable better passenger movement along the corridor, in areas including but not limited to connected vehicle information sharing (V2V/V2I)
  • Engage the transportation manufacturing and technology sector to participate fully in the development of products and services to be tested as part of this deployment.
  • Investigate public and key decision maker criteria for acceptance and share experiences and lessons learned to foster positive outcomes.

Purpose of the I‑10 Corridor Coalition

Expertise

Transportation agencies must be prepared for the growing technology wave and demand for intelligent transportation systems to be deployed on the nation's highways. Expertise and preparedness for these new technologies and the associated policy choices must be developed within and among transportation agencies. The implementation of systems based on national standards should increase interoperability, ensure cost effective procurement in a competitive environment, and improve the effectiveness of systems across the nation.

Resource Sharing

Several agencies acting together can accomplish more than several agencies acting alone. This is especially true in the case of a transportation corridor that serves many states. Resource-sharing and interagency financial contributions will allow the Coalition to fund research efforts, projects, and other matters of mutual interest. Coordination and sharing amongst Coalition members will also conserve precious state funding by avoiding duplicative work. Opportunities for resource sharing will be determined on a case-by-case basis and to the mutual agreement of the participating Coalition members.

Economies of Scale

A multi-jurisdictional approach to implementation can lead to cost savings through economies of scale and avoidance of duplicative handling and administrative overheads.

Joint Testing

Testing and piloting of technology and operations related activities may be conducted over the entire corridor where vehicles may potentially travel. Participating jurisdictions along the corridor may benefit from pilot projects that test issues such as interoperability policies for data exchange and remittance of revenues to the proper jurisdiction. Additionally, regional agreement on technology standards may allow certification by a single entity to be recognized amongst the Coalition members and participating jurisdictions thereby providing greater efficiency, cost savings and consistency.

Best Practices

As Coalition members examine the technology systems and conduct demonstrations or systems tests, their discoveries and lessons learned can be recorded and shared with other members as part of a community of practice. Value can be derived from multiple jurisdictions participating in a common research project.