Fred Kessler

Fred Kessler

Nossaman LLP

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Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Projects

In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract. In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt...more

12/17/2014 - Contractors Design-Build P3s Public Financing Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Surface Transportation

South Mountain Freeway Project Receives Five Statements of Qualifications

The Arizona Department of Transportation received on December 10 statements of qualifications from five teams vying for a design-build-maintain contract for the $1.9 billion Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project. ...more

12/12/2014 - Highways Public Projects

Arizona DOT Announces Procurement Decision for South Mountain Freeway Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced today its decision to deliver the $1.9 billion South Mountain Freeway Project under a single design-build-maintain public-private partnership. While there will be a...more

7/31/2014 - DOT Infrastructure Public Procurement Policies Public Projects

Arizona DOT Issues RFI for South Mountain Freeway Project

Yesterday the Arizona Department of Transportation issued to the P3 and design-build industry a Request for Information for the South Mountain Freeway project. ADOT is seeking perspective and feedback from lead developers,...more

2/10/2014 - Department of Transportation Highways Infrastructure Public Projects Roads

Shortlist Announced for Caltrans and Metro ARTI Project

On September 10, 2013, the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), announced the shortlist for the Accelerated Regional...more

9/18/2013 - Caltrans Department of Transportation Infrastructure Public Projects Public Transit

Caltrans and Metro Issue Request for Qualifications for the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements Project

The California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”), in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), issued on May 31, 2013 a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for teams...more

6/4/2013 - Caltrans Highways HOV/HOT Lane Provisions Public Transporation Public-Private Partnerships

FHWA Holds P3 Model Contract "Listening Sessions" and Beta-tests "P-3 VALUE Toolkit"

As part of its effort to meet MAP-21’s legislative requirement to develop “standard public-private partnership transaction model contracts for the most popular types of public-private partnerships,” the Federal Highway...more

1/24/2013 - Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Highways MAP-21 Public-Private Partnerships

Texas Department of Transportation Has Reached Tentative Deal to Expand I-35W

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has reached a tentative, $1.6 billion deal with a private developer to expand Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth. According to a report released by TxDOT in late August, the...more

10/22/2012 - Department of Transportation Design-Bid-Build Highways Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships State Funding

FHWA Issues Interim Guidance on P3 Assessments for Major Projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently issued guidance for implementing various aspects of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), including: Infrastructure; Environment, Planning and...more

10/8/2012 - Federal Highway Administration Highways Infrastructure MAP-21 Public Funds Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

USDOT Issues Guidance on MAP-21 Tolling Program

On September 24 the Federal Highway Administration issued policy guidance on various aspects of MAP-21, including a memorandum to its Division Administrators on the tolling provisions in MAP-21 and questions and answers on...more

9/27/2012 - Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration HOV/HOT Lane Provisions Infrastructure MAP-21 Tolling Provisions

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