Barney Allison

Barney Allison

Nossaman LLP

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California Needs to Spend $853 Billion for New Infrastructure

California is the most populous state in the Country; if it were a country it would have the world’s 8th largest economy. So it’s probably no surprise to hear that a new study has found California needs to spend $853 billion...more

5/4/2015 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Revenue

California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting. The...more

1/22/2015 - Department of Transportation Fees Gas Taxes Roads

Availability Payment or Toll Concession: Is there a hybrid approach?

At the TRB P3 Subcommittee meeting on January 12, 2015, among the topics discussed is the growth in the U.S. P3 market of the availability payment approach and less use of toll concessions. Availability payment contracts...more

1/13/2015 - Construction Industry Construction Project Infrastructure P3s Project Finance Public Entities Public Financing Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Tolls

Orange County Toll Agency Successfully Refinances Over $1 Billion of Toll Revenue Debt

The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency today successfully refinanced $1.4 billion of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road. “This is great news for drivers and the...more

11/10/2014 - Bond Financing Construction Industry Construction Project Debt Financing Highways Public Projects

OCTA 91 Express Lanes Bonds Get 2 A's from S&P

In an historic move, Standard & Poor’s upgraded the Orange County Transportation Agency SR91 Express Lanes Toll Revenue Bonds to “AA-”, making it one the highest rated managed lanes projects in the world. The bonds were...more

8/8/2014 - Bonds Infrastructure Municipal Bonds Ratings S&P

EPA Won't Require Formal Rulemaking for WIFIA Program

During the “Use of WIFIA” breakout session at the NCPPP P3 Connect conference this week in Denver, Elizabeth Corr, Associate Division Director for the EPA, confirmed that the agency will not need to complete the formal...more

8/1/2014 - EPA Loan Guarantee Solicitation Loans Professional Conferences Public Projects TIFIA Water WIFIA

Indiana I-69 Section 5 Availability Payment Project Closes Financing

On July 23, 2014, the Indiana Finance Authority closed financing on its second availability payment P3 project, the I-69 Section 5 highway project, a 21-mile reconstruction project located outside of Bloomington Indiana, the...more

7/25/2014 - Financing Highways Infrastructure Public Financing Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Indiana Achieves Commercial Close on its Second Availability Payment P3

Indiana closed its second availability payment-based P3 project, the I-69 Section 5 project. "Section 5" is the fifth of six planned sections to link Evansville, Indiana with Indianapolis. The RFQ for Section 5 was...more

4/10/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships Roads

City of Indianapolis Shortlists Three Development Teams for Marion County Consolidated Justice Complex

On March 4, 2014, the City of Indianapolis announced that three development teams have been short-listed to compete to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new Marion County Consolidated Justice Facility....more

3/6/2014 - Municipalities

Indiana Does it Again! IFA Selects Preferred Bidder for I69 Section 5 Availability Payment Project

Following on the success of the East End Crossing P3 project, the Indiana Finance Authority selected a team lead by international P3 developer Isolux Infrastructure to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a 21 mile...more

2/20/2014 - Competitive Bidding Trucking Industry

Perspective: Refining RRIF To Include Commuter Rail

Famed French writer Victor Hugo said, "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." Repurposing the Railroad Rehabilitation Improvement Financing program (RRIF) is an...more

1/16/2014 - High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Public Transit Railways

East End Crossing Wins Bond Buyer Deal of the Year

Recognizing the innovative P3 approach to project delivery and financial structure for a major US infrastructure project, the Bond Buyer awarded the Indiana Finance Authority's private activity bonds for the East End Crossing...more

12/9/2013 - Bonds Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships

Indiana Finance Authority Issues RFQ for the Indiana Portion of the Illiana Corridor Project and I-65 Added Capacity Project

The Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) issued its Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for an availability payments public private partnership for the financing, building and operating of the Indiana portion of the Illiana...more

11/15/2013 - Financial Services Authority Infrastructure Public Projects Request for Qualifications

How To Fix RRIF (If Congress Wanted To)

Last week I attended an invitation only round table organized by Karen Hedlund, Deputy Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. The round table was held in conjunction with the High Speed Rail Conference held...more

11/13/2013 - Federal Railroad Administration Infrastructure Railways TIFIA

Welcome to Las Vegas! Nevada DOT Holds Industry Workshop, Issues RFQ For Project Neon Availability Payment Project

Last week the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) conducted a two-day industry workshop at the Golden Nugget Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Project Neon, a freeway improvement project on the west side of...more

7/31/2013 - Highways NEPA P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

East End Crossing Achieves Financial Close

Almost a year to the day from when the procurement began, the East End Crossing P3 project has achieved financial close. Raising nearly $1 billion of public and private debt and equity funding, WVB East End Partners, made up...more

3/29/2013 - Bridges Funding P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Project Finance International

Originally Published in Project Finance International, February 13, 2013. We all know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Young girl gets lost in the woods, stumbles upon a house and discovers the occupants...more

2/13/2013 - Bridges Department of Transportation Infrastructure P3s Procurement Guidelines

Ohio River Bridges - East End Crossing - Reaches Commercial Close

On December 27, 2012, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) achieved commercial close of the East End Crossing project in southern Indiana, part of the broader Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. WVB East...more

12/27/2012 - Bridges Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

A Tale of Two Bridges (A Tale of Bi-State Cooperation)

On November 16, 2012, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) selected WVB East End Partners (“WVB”) as the “Preferred Proposer” for IFA’s East End Crossing project in southern Indiana. WVB East End Partners is a joint venture...more

11/21/2012 - Bridges Design-Bid-Build Highways Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

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