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Shortlist Announced for Caltrans and Metro ARTI Project

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

On September 10, 2013, the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), announced the shortlist for the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements (“ARTI”) Project. The Project, located in Los Angeles County, includes the development of one high-occupancy toll lane in each direction along Interstate 5 (“I-5”) North… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

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 interested in submitting Statement of Qualifications (“SOQs”) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements Project (the “ARTI” Project) through a public-private… Continue Reading

Presidio Parkway Project Named “Best Real Estate Deal of the Year” by San Francisco Business Times

Posted in PPPs

Nossaman would like to congratulate the California Department of Transportation and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority for the Presidio Parkway Project’s recognition as the "Best Real Estate Deal of the Year" in the category of Infrastructure/Public-Private Partnership by the San Francisco Business Times.  Winners were announced at the publication’s annual awards dinner in San… Continue Reading

Recognition for USA Infrastructure Continues to Grow on Global Stage

Posted in PPPs

As the 2013 award season heats up for 2012 successes around the world, the juries are increasingly finding the US market hard to ignore. Infrastructure Journal and PPP Bulletin International, the two London-based media organizations that annually recognize top projects and industry organizations worldwide, have each announced their finalists for this year’s best transportation transactions and… Continue Reading

From One End of the US to the Other, Project Finance Magazine Recognizes P3 Projects as Deals of the Year

Posted in PPPs

On March 7, Project Finance Magazine held its annual “Project Finance Americas Deals of the Year” awards dinner in New York City.  The awards – which started 14 years ago – are for innovation, deal repeatability, best practice, problem solving, value for money and speed of delivery in the financing of infrastructure projects.  Two public-private… Continue Reading

DBIA Announces the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Leadership Awards

Posted in Design-Build

The Design-Build Institute of America announced today the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Awards, which will be presented on March 19, 2013 at the 2013 Design-Build in Transportation Conference in Orlando, Florida. The California Department of Transportation was named 2013 Transportation Owner Agency of the Year.  Caltrans has made great strides with design-build recently through its… Continue Reading

California Supreme Court Allows Presidio Parkway to Proceed as P3

Posted in PPPs

On November 16, challenges to the legality of the Presidio Parkway public-private partnership (P3) contract ended with a one sentence order from the California Supreme Court: “The petition for review is denied.”  Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG), the union representing Caltrans engineers, had asked the Supreme Court to review the Aug. 8, 2011, decision… Continue Reading

Proposed Legislation Threatens Design-Build and P3s in California

Posted in Design-Build, Legislation, PPPs

A last-minute amendment to California Assembly Bill 294, if passed, would wreak havoc on Caltrans and local agency plans to use design-build for state highway projects (Public Contract Code section 6800 et seq.) and to enter into public-private partnerships (P3s) for highway projects (Streets and Highways Code section 143). The language added to the bill… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Rules Presidio Parkway Can Move Forward as P3

Posted in PPPs

On August 8, 2011, the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco published a decision holding that Phase 2 of the Presidio Parkway project can move forward as a public-private partnership (P3).  The unanimous opinion approved of and affirmed the February decision by Judge Wynne Carvill of the Alameda County Superior Court to the… Continue Reading

Presidio Parkway Contract Awarded

Posted in PPPs

The California Department of Transportation started off the New Year with a significant step in its public-private partnership program.  After an Alameda County Superior Court judge dissolved a temporary restraining order and denied a preliminary injunction sought by Professional Engineers in California Government, the California Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the San Francisco County… Continue Reading

Final RFP for the Presidio Parkway Project Released

Posted in PPPs

Following extensive industry review of the draft Request for Proposals, on Friday, July 9, 2010, the California Department of Transportation, in coordination with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, issued the final Request for Proposals for the Presidio Parkway Project. According to the latest procurement schedule in the Request for Proposals, technical proposals are due… Continue Reading

Presidio Parkway Reaches Two Important Milestones

Posted in PPPs

California’s first public-private partnership procurement has passed two major hurdles in the last week.  First, after a long anticipated and much-debated hearing, the California Transportation Commission approved the San Francisco Presidio Parkway Project last week on an 8-3 vote. Second, on May 25, the California Department of Transportation released the draft request for proposals to design, build,… Continue Reading