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Leveraging SB1 Funding: Considerations for California Public Entities Entitled to Receive SB1 Revenues and their Financial...

In April 2017, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 was enacted in California (also known as California Senate Bill “SB1”). Key facts about SB1 are as follows...more

Australian Infrastructure Investment and Privatisation Update: Federal Taxation on the Agenda

by Jones Day on

At the end of January 2017, the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") updated its draft of the Privatisation and Infrastructure—Australian Federal Tax Framework ("Framework") and issued a Taxpayer Alert TA 2017/1 on stapled...more

OCTA Signs DB Contract for $1.9 Billion Managed Lanes Project in California

by Nossaman LLP on

Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation. With a...more

New IRS Management Guidance is Flexible, Furthers P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

State and local governments and 501(c)(3) organizations have been given very flexible guidance by the IRS for longer-term private management of tax-exempt bond financed projects to facilitate general operations and major...more

North Carolina Legislative Newsletter

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

I-77 Managed Lanes - On June 2, the House voted 81-27 to approve HB 954, which would terminate the contract between NCDOT and I-77 Mobility Partners for the I-77 managed lanes project north of Charlotte. The bill has...more

Will Hillsborough County Adopt Mobility Fees in April?

by Carlton Fields on

Part of the years-long transportation funding debate appears to be reaching a conclusion. On March 24, Hillsborough County held a well-attended public workshop regarding implementing mobility fees, which are described as...more

New Federal Permitting Council to Aid Large Infrastructure Projects — Emphasis on Energy

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In December 2015, Congress passed the first major transportation infrastructure bill in over a decade, covering a large range of infrastructure projects and ensuring funding for the next five years. One section of the bill...more

New Rules Encourage Use of P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The recently released Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules in the final allocation and accounting regulations encourage the use of public-private partnerships (P3s). Under these rules, a private party can form a partnership...more

Proposed Bonds to Encourage Public Private Partnerships And Improve Infrastructure

by Butler Snow LLP on

The nation’s infrastructure is in need of dire repair. On February 2, 2015, to encourage private investments in infrastructure through public-private partnerships (“P3s”) and as part of his 2016 proposed budget, President...more

Bill Would Create New Category of Tax-Exempt Bonds, Tax Credits for P3 Projects

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On May 4, 2015, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking minority member Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, and Senator John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, introduced legislation entitled the "Move America Act of 2015,"...more

Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of False Claims Act Case Against QVC, Denies that Qui Tam Plaintiff is Owed Monetary Proceeds,...

by Reed Smith on

On March 31, 2015, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District in a Rule 23 Order, upheld the dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case against QVC, Inc. (“QVC”). In the dismissed case, the qui tam plaintiff had...more

States Take More Active Role in Surface Transportation Funding

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Fiscal constraints on state budgets coupled with continued uncertainty with respect to future levels of federal surface transportation funding have led states to diversify the funding sources for their transportation...more

Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance Promotes Alternate Source of Transportation Funding

by Nossaman LLP on

The Second Annual Conference of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA) was held in Washington, DC on February 24, 2015. The MBUFA is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education about mileage-based...more

Minnesota Weekly Legislative Update: 02/2015

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Bills are starting to move from Minnesota legislator hands to the committee calendar. The House’s introduction calendar on Thursday brought forth a record 102 bills to be included in this year’s session....more

Pennsylvania’s New Transportation Funding Law

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

On Nov. 25, 2013, Governor Corbett signed into law House Bill 1060. This legislation will invest an additional $2.3 to $2.4 billion into transportation by the fifth year of the plan. Partial funding for the new transportation...more

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Alert - November 2011

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

IN THIS ISSUE: IRS Provides Taxpayers with the Opportunity to Reclassify Independent Contractors with Reduced Tax Liability By Kelley E. Kaufman Companies’ improper classification of workers as independent...more

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