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2013 California Construction Law Update

More than 4,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2011-2012 legislative session. Of these bills, 996 made it to Governor Brown’s desk, of which 876 were signed into law, and 120 were...more

Agenda Setting - Olympia’s new faces must address transportation infrastructure funding

January brings many new faces to Olympia. A new governor and an unusually large number of new members in the State House of Representatives and State Senate who have both volunteered and been elected to assume the mantle of...more

Maine Voices: Bad roads will lead Maine nowhere - We can wait for a disaster like Sandy to force us to improve our infrastructure,...

Originally published in the Portland Press Herald on 12/23/12. Superstorm Sandy wasn't a direct hit to Maine, but areas of New Jersey and New York were devastated. This recent natural disaster is one reason that the new...more

Florida Roads: Future Corridor Action Plan Gets Input From Experts Like Developers, Utilities, and Water Management Districts

The State of Florida has not removed itself from every bit of control over land use and real estate development in the state, despite the huge deregulations of the past two years (see the little ebook in the left sidebar for...more

Fourth Circuit, Flawed NEPA Review Process Cast Doubt on the Future of the Monroe Connector Bypass Project

Why the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Monroe Connector Bypass Project, and what the decision may mean for the future of major highway planning in North Carolina....more

Supreme Court Rules Property Owners May Challenge EPA Compliance Orders

In a closely-watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 told the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to stop “strong-arming . . . regulated parties” who wish to go directly to court to...more

Rogers Towers: Mobility Fee Waiver Legislation

The Jacksonville City Council has approved Ordinance 2011-617-E, waiving application of the Mobility Fee Ordinance recently adopted by the City. The Mobility Fee is designed to replace proportionate fair share transportation...more

Rogers Towers: Jacksonville City Council adopts Mobility Fee; Waiver legislation is introduced

On September 13, the Jacksonville City Council adopted Ordinance 2011-536, eliminating the “fair share” system of traffic impact payments and replacing it with a mobility fee. On August 15, we sent a client alert summarizing...more

Rogers Towers: Mobility Fee Ordinance Introduced to Jacksonville City Council and Set for September Hearings

dinance 2011-536 has been introduced to the Jacksonville City Council and is currently scheduled for committee hearings during the week of September 5 and a vote by the Council on September 13. The Ordinance would...more

McAfee & Taft RegLINC: Senate committee reauthorizes pipeline safety programs By Jared Burden

May 5, 2011, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to pass S. 275, the Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011, moving the process of reauthorizing the pipeline safety program one step...more

Court Questions Use of “Modified” Baseline Approach in Transportation Improvement EIR

The City of Sunnyvale failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) when it analyzed the potential impacts of a major street extension by comparing them to traffic, noise, and air conditions that were...more

Rogers Towers: Proposed Changes to St. Johns County Land Development Code

St. Johns County is proposing some significant changes to its Land Development Code (the “Code”) related to transportation concurrency, site planning and architectural detail requirements for rezoning applications, and siting...more

California Air Resources Board Delays March 1 Deadline For Compliance With Off-Road Regulation

In 2007, the Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted a regulation to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from in-use (existing) off-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles in California. With the...more

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