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Highways Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

The Western States’ Plan for EV Charging Infrastructure – Lessons Learned and Things to Watch

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On October 4, 2017, the Governors of a number of western states signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to lay the foundation for work on a regional electric vehicle (“EV”) infrastructure development plan called the...more

INFRA Grant Program Encourages Use of P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has revised and renamed a federal grant program that provides federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance to support projects...more

Próximo anunciamiento del nuevo plan federal de infraestructuras

by Bilzin Sumberg on

La secretaria de transportes, Elaine Chao, ha informado recientemente al Senado de los EE. UU. que el plan de infraestructuras de 1 billón de dólares se anunciará a finales de mes. Se prevé que el nuevo plan dependerá de las...more

U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Innovative Solutions for Infrastructure

by Nossaman LLP on

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled “Leveraging Federal Funding; Innovative Solutions for...more

President Trump’s Inauguration Signals a Potential Increase in Infrastructure Projects

When then-candidate Donald J. Trump first began making public statements about what would become his infrastructure plan back in August of 2016, observers were uncertain as to what exactly they could expect. Just before that...more

Status of Public Private Partnerships in Texas

In recent years, the state of Texas jumped headlong into public-private partnerships in a variety of different arenas. Often called PPP, 3P or P3, this delivery method has rapidly become the go-to avenue for delivering...more

Louisiana Amends P3 Legislation Granting Authority to DOTD

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The State of Louisiana has passed a public-private partnership (P3) law to help alleviate a $12.7 billion backlog in highway and bridge maintenance and construction needs across the state. The law authorizes the Louisiana...more

Why less means more for PPPs & data – Keys to collecting the right information in Canada

by Dentons on

PPP projects have the potential to generate huge amounts of data. In the context of a tolled highway project, for instance, a PPP contract may require the private operator to collect, in real time, information regarding...more

Arizona Department of Transportation Receives Three Proposals for South Mountain Freeway P3 Project

by Nossaman LLP on

A crucial highway improvement for the growing Phoenix region reached an important milestone November 2 when the Arizona Department of Transportation received proposals from all three short-listed teams vying to develop the...more

Bankruptcy of Motorways in Spain - New options for investment due to recent legal development

by Dentons on

Motorway´s insolvency in Spain - Nine motorway companies that were financed by local and international banks during the mid-2000s entered into Insolvency proceedings. Recently two of these motorways: Aeropistas M-12...more

Proposed Legislation Provides Further Support for P3 Transportation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for the senior procurement executive of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to enhance the services of the Office of Contract and Procurement...more

LA Metro Pursues Independent P3 Authority: ABX 1-12

by Nossaman LLP on

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“LA Metro”) is pursuing new public-private partnership (P3) legislation, Assembly bill ABX 1-12 (“Bill 12”). Bill 12, introduced and read for the first time on August...more

P3 Turns the Lights On in Detroit, Michigan

by Nossaman LLP on

The first freeway lighting system public-private-partnership (P3) in the U.S. closed on August 24, 2015, with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Freeway Lighting Partners, LLC, (FLP) reaching simultaneous...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

North Carolina Achieves Financial Close on State’s First Highway Public-Private Partnership

by Nossaman LLP on

North Carolina, acting through the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), reached a major milestone on May 20, 2015 when financial close was achieved on the I-77 Express Lanes Project – the first highway...more

Best Practices on “Best Value” Discussed by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program

by Nossaman LLP on

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) released its latest installment of its “Synthesis of Highway Practice” on March 5, 2015, discussing specifically practices for developing transparent “best value”...more

Public–Private Partnerships Core Toll Concessions Contract Guide

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On September 10, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) published its final Model Public – Private Partnerships Core Toll Concessions Contract Guide (“Guide”) presenting key concepts for the structuring and...more

Secretary Foxx Holds Virtual National Town Hall, Addresses Transportation Policy

by Nossaman LLP on

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx chaired a “virtual” town hall meeting, entitled “Moving from Uncertainty to Long-Term Transportation Investment,” on August 6, 2014. The town hall was open to the general public, as...more

Port of Miami Tunnel Open for Traffic

by Nossaman LLP on

On August 3, 2014, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Port of Miami achieved an important milestone when the est. $1 billion Port of Miami Tunnel opened for traffic. The project consists of twin tunnels...more

Congressional Panel Explores Industry's Views on Public-Private Partnerships

by Nossaman LLP on

On Wednesday, March 5, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing entitled "Overview of Public-Private Partnerships for Highway and Transit Projects" to review the...more

ADOT Executes First P3 Agreement

by Nossaman LLP on

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Infrastructure Corporation of America (ICA) have entered into a concession agreement under which ICA will operate and maintain ADOT’s 14 highway rest areas. The concession...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

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

by Nossaman LLP on

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

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

by Nossaman LLP on

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

A Tale of Two Bridges (A Tale of Bi-State Cooperation)

by Nossaman LLP on

On November 16, 2012, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) selected WVB East End Partners (“WVB”) as the “Preferred Proposer” for IFA’s East End Crossing project in southern Indiana. WVB East End Partners is a joint venture...more

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