Jaya Velamakanni

Jaya Velamakanni

Nossaman LLP

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White House Backs the $2.2 Billion Purple Line

On Tuesday, March 4th federal officials recommended the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line Public-Private Partnership Project ("Purple Line") to receive $100 million in federal construction money as part of the...more

3/6/2014 - Federal Budget Federal Grants Infrastructure P3s Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships

Four Teams Short-listed for the Maryland Purple Line P3

On January 8, 2014, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration announced that four teams were short-listed to submit proposals to design, build, construct, finance, operate and maintain...more

1/13/2014 - Department of Transportation Municipalities Public Financing Public Transit Public Transporation Railways

Off the Rails: PHMSA Regulation of DOT-111 Tank Cars

On Saturday, October 19, 13 cars on a Canadian National train derailed west of Edmonton, Alberta, and three cars carrying liquefied natural gas leaked and burned. No injuries were reported. This accident follows a similar...more

10/31/2013 - Canada Hazardous Substances PHMSA Railways Safety Precautions

FTA Offers More Insight on Evaluating New and Small Starts Projects

Today the Federal Transit Administration published final policy guidance to augment its New and Small Starts Program final rule published earlier this year. The final rule established how the Federal Transit Administration...more

8/15/2013 - Federal Transit Administration Grants Public Transporation

A Roadmap for Assessing the Benefits of P3 Procurement for Highways

Earlier this year the SHRP 2 Program and the Transportation Research Board issued a report entitled “The Effect of Public-Private Partnerships and Non-Traditional Procurement Processes on Highway Planning, Environmental...more

8/1/2013 - Department of Transportation Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships Roads

Jobs Want to Go Where the Railroads Are

On April 24, 2013, Norfolk Southern (“NS”) CEO Wick Moorman spoke before the US House of Representatives Transportation Infrastructure Committee’s Special Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation about the need to focus...more

5/21/2013 - Infrastructure Railways

Maryland Transit Administration Issues RFI on New Purple Line and Red Line

This week the Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) requesting private sector involvement to collect best practices for delivery and financing of the planned Maryland National...more

4/12/2013 - P3s Public Transporation Public-Private Partnerships Request For Information

Things Are Getting HOT on Los Angeles Freeways

On Saturday November 10, the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) converted the I-110 Harbor Transitway lanes (“ExpressLanes”) from High...more

11/12/2012 - Caltrans Department of Transportation Highways Traffic Laws

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