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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8
INTRODUCED BY G. JERGESON, G. GOLIE, S. ANDERSON, S. BARTLETT, G. BECK, D. BERRY,
A. BISHOP, J. BOHLINGER, R. BUZZAS, C. CHRISTIAENS, R. CLARK, V. COCCHIARELLA, M. COLE, B. CRIPPEN, S. DOHERTY, D. ECK, B. EGGERS, P. EKEGREN, J. ELLINGSON, D. EWER, T. FACEY,
E. FRANKLIN, K. GALVIN-HALCRO, K. GILLAN, B. GLASER, G. GUTSCHE, T. HAGENER,
D. HARGROVE, J. HARP, H. HARPER, D. HARRINGTON, D. HEDGES, J. HERTEL, J. HURDLE,
C. JUNEAU, T. KEATING, S. KITZENBERG, B. KRENZLER, B. LAWSON, R. LENHART, J. MANGAN,
L. MCCULLOCH, J. MCKENNEY, K. MESAROS, K. MILLER, A. MOHL, L. NELSON, M. NOENNIG,
K. OHS, B. PAVLOVICH, R. PECK, B. RANEY, G. ROUSH, T. SCHMIDT, F. SMITH, R. SOMERVILLE, M. SPRAGUE, E. SWANSON, C. SWYSGOOD, J. TESTER, D. TOEWS, J. TROPILA, C. TUSS,
M. WATERMAN, C. WILLIAMS, B. WILSON, D. WYATT
A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA IDENTIFYING TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS FOR INCLUSION IN THE NATIONAL CORRIDOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND THE COORDINATED BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM OF THE UNITED STATES AND ENCOURAGING APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS TO PROMOTE THESE ROUTES FOR INCLUSION IN THOSE PROGRAMS.
WHEREAS, the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century includes a National Corridor Planning and Development Program and a Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program; and
WHEREAS, participation in these programs would be of significant economic benefit to Montana and the region; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the National Corridor Planning and Development Program is, in part, to provide allocations to states for coordinated planning, design, and construction of corridors of national significance, economic growth, and international or interregional trade; and
WHEREAS, a purpose of the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program is to improve the safe movement of people and goods at or across the border between the United States and Canada; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature has identified corridors it finds appropriate for consideration under one or the other of these programs.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
That the Legislature encourages the Montana Department of Transportation and the United States Federal Highway Administration to cooperate in identifying the following corridors, IN ADDITION TO THOSE ROUTES ALREADY DESIGNATED AS CORRIDORS, for participation in the National Corridor Planning and Development Program or the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program, as appropriate:
(1) U.S. Highway 2 from the border with the state of North Dakota to the border with the state of Idaho paralleling the nation's longest state border with Canada;
the corridor between Great Falls and Billings, two of Montana's most vibrant urban economies, including U.S.
Highway 87 from Great Falls to Moore, U.S. Highway 191 from Moore to Harlowton, U.S. Highway 12 from Harlowton to
Lavina, and State Highway 3 from Lavina to Billings U.S. HIGHWAY 93 FROM THE PORT OF ROOSVILLE ON THE
CANADIAN BORDER SOUTH TO LOST TRAIL PASS ON THE IDAHO BORDER THE CORRIDOR BETWEEN
THE PORT OF ROOSVILLE ON THE CANADIAN BORDER AND MONIDA PASS ON THE IDAHO BORDER,
INCLUDING U.S. 93 FROM ROOSVILLE TO MISSOULA, INTERSTATE 90 FROM MISSOULA TO ITS JUNCTION
WITH INTERSTATE 15 WEST OF BUTTE, AND INTERSTATE 15 SOUTH TO THE IDAHO BORDER; and
(3) the corridor from Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park, to the Canadian Border in the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world's first international peace park, including U.S. Highway 287 from West Yellowstone to Choteau, U.S. Highway 87 from Choteau to its junction with State Highway 17 north of Babb, and State Highway 17 to the Port of Chief Mountain.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent by the Secretary of State to the Director of the Montana Department of Transportation, the members of the Montana Transportation Commission, the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Transportation, the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, and the members of Montana's Congressional Delegation.
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