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Podcast Episode 10 - Negotiating for Project Change and the National Environmental Policy Act

by Locke Lord LLP on

Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 10, I share some thoughts around negotiating for a change in a project to benefit the utility of the remainder property. I also discuss the...more

Mid County Parkway Freeway Infrastructure Project Prevails for Second Time - BB&K Attorneys Represent RCTC; Defeat Environmental...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

For the second time, a judge has sided with Best Best & Krieger LLP environmental attorneys in a dispute over a freeway infrastructure project in Riverside County. A CEQA challenge to the project was dismissed by a Riverside...more

Court Rejects NEPA, Section 4(f) Challenges to Arizona South Mountain Freeway Project

by Nossaman LLP on

In a decision of national importance to the transportation community, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona rejected National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenges and Section 4(f) challenges to the 22-mile...more

The Demise of the Illiana Expressway: Another Court Rejects Development Modeling Projections

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

While it may go down as a classic case of “bad facts making bad law,” last week’s ruling rejecting the government’s NEPA analysis for the controversial Illiana Expressway is the just the latest in a disturbing trend for large...more

Nossaman Partner Provides Expertise to NCHRP's Second Volume Addressing Management of NEPA-Related Risks in Project Delivery

by Nossaman LLP on

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (“TRB”) has released its second volume of guidance addressing risks in project delivery, including risks associated with the National Environmental Policy Act...more

Guidance for Managing NEPA-Related Risks and Other Risks in Project Delivery - National Cooperative Highway Research Program...

by Nossaman LLP on

In This Issue: - AUTHOR'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS - GUIDANCE FOR MANAGING LEGAL RISKS IN THE NEPA PROCESS ..Early Identification and Assessment of Legal Risks ..Methods for Managing Legal Risks ..Legal Risk...more

FHWA and FTA Issue New Guidance On MAP-21 Exclusions

by Nossaman LLP on

On July 6, 2012 President Obama signed into law MAP-21, which, among other things, contained new National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") requirements for the Federal Transit Administration ("FTA") and Federal Highway...more

USDOT Proposes Regulations Allowing States To Assume USDOT Responsibilities For Environmental Review Under NEPA And Other Laws

by Perkins Coie on

On August 30, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) proposed regulations for the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program, a program that allows states to assume federal environmental review authority for...more

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

by Nossaman LLP on

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

Infrastructure Alert - March 26, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to...more

FHWA and FTA Issue Guidance on MAP-21 to Streamline Environmental Process

by Nossaman LLP on

On January 14, 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued guidance on Section 1319 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Pub. L. 112-141, July...more

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