Accomplishments

1Q 2004

  • The Western Transportation Institute’s Smart Tourist Corridor submits the Final Report of the Smart Tourist Corridor
  • The tourism directors of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Idaho agree to being the branding process of the CANAMEX Corridor during the Tourism Summit held in Las Vegas.

3Q 2003

  • The Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force has obtained $13.75 million in federal funding for the Hoover Dam Bypass, CyberPort, and new Safety Inspection Facilities in Nogales and Douglas.
  • The Ports of Entry Committee of the Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force complete a Border Walk along Arizona’s ports of entry. The committee and various interested parties toured land ports and facilitated public meetings in each border community.
  • Secured middle mile telecommunications infrastructure in Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties
  • Governor Janet Napolitano issues Executive Order 2003-19 extending the use of the Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force through December 2004.
  • CANAMEX Corridor Coalition MOU resigned by the governors of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah to extend the length of the agreement through June 2005.

4Q 2002

  • The Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force reports attracting over $86 million in federal funds for the Hoover Dam Bypass project.

2Q 2002

  • Construction on the I-10/I-19 interchange in Tucson, a key project for the CANAMEX Corridor, began in June.

4Q 2001

  • CCC constructs a new MOU
  • CCC agrees to work on developing and defining the concept of a “Smart Tourist Corridor”

2Q 2001

  • CCC approves the final CANAMEX Corridor Plan.

1Q 2001

  • CCC meets in Nogales, Arizona to discuss the Draft CANAMEX Corridor Plan, and decide to amend the plan before release to the public. Resolution 2001-01 passes regarding interoperability. Many international guests attend including representatives from Alberta and the Mexican CANAMEX states.

4Q 2000

  • Working Paper: Economic and Development Opportunities, Financing Options and Policy Initiatives.
  • CCC meets in Great Falls and approves the Right-of-Way Resolution 2000-02.

3Q 2000

  • Members of the CCC and the Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force met with numerous public and private sector leaders in Sonora, Sinaloa and Jalisco to provide an overview of the CANAMEX vision and project. They found that there is significant support for the CANAMEX Goals and Objectives, and the suggestion to initiate formal action to designate CANAMEX as an official priority trade corridor was supported in all three states.

3Q 2000

  • Working papers: Existing Infrastructure; Emerging Technologies.

1Q 2000

  • CANAMEX Corridor Plan Final Report
  • The CANAMEX Corridor Plan Consultant begins work on the plan.

4Q 1999

  • Five governors sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), forming the CCC.

2Q 1998

  • Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) is passed by Congress, providing a special National Corridor Planning and Development Program and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program that authorizes $140 million per year form 1999-2003.

4Q 1995

  • The National Highway Systems Designation Act of 1995 is passed by Congress, officially defining and designating the CANAMEX as a high-priority Corridor.

2Q 1995

  • Senate Bill 1248 is passed by the State Legislature, creating a Border Infrastructure Finance Office and appropriating $25,000 (non-lapsing) to the Arizona Department of Commerce for Arizona’s share of the costs for the initiation phase of establishing a major trade corridor for the CANAMEX multi-state trade coalition.