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Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Projects

Posted in PPPs

In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and takes responsibility and risk for completing design, constructing and providing long-term operations and maintenance.  The major difference between the two… Continue Reading

The Texas Department of Transportation Shortlists Three Development Teams for the Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2 Project

Posted in Design-Build

On July 31, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting qualifications from teams interested in entering into a design-build contract and a comprehensive maintenance agreement for the Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2 Project.  Following a two-month process, which included questions and answers from interested industry participants… Continue Reading

The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture Reach Agreement on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project

Posted in Design-Build, Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

On August 22, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture (Developer) reached commercial close on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project (Project).  The contract, which includes design-build and comprehensive maintenance agreements (collectively the CDA), was conditionally awarded to the Developer in April of this year.  Developer is a joint venture… Continue Reading

NTE Segments 3A & 3B Project Reaches Financial Close

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

The North Tarrant Express Segments 3A & 3B Project (Project) reached financial close earlier today.  The Project will provide over $1.5 billion of needed infrastructure to the Fort Worth area, as well as operations and maintenance over the next several decades.  The Project will expand Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth, one of the region’s… Continue Reading

TxDOT Achieves Commercial Close on the $845 Million I-35E Managed Lanes Project

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

On May 17, 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation and AGL Constructors reached commercial close on the design-build and capital maintenance agreements for the I-35E Managed Lanes Project.  AGL Constructors is a joint venture comprised of Archer Western Contractors, LLC, Granite Construction Company and The LANE Construction Company. AGL Constructors was conditionally awarded the contract… 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

TxDOT Executes Agreement for Grand Parkway Project

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) executed agreements on March 22 for the development of the SH 99 Grand Parkway project with Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders, JV, a joint venture comprised of Zachry Construction Corporation and Odebrecht Construction Inc.  The agreements provide for the design, construction and long-term capital maintenance of the Grand Parkway project, a 38… Continue Reading

TxDOT Executes Agreement for North Tarrant Express Segments 3A & 3B

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials executed a Facility Agreement  with NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3 LLC (Developer) on March 1 for Segments 3A and 3B of the North Tarrant Express project in northeast Tarrant County.  The agreement provides for the expansion of Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth, one of the region’s top priorities… Continue Reading

Developer Selected for TxDOT’s IH 35E Managed Lanes Design-Build Project

Posted in Design-Build

On December 13, 2012, the Texas Transportation Commission conditionally awarded the design-build and capital maintenance agreements for the IH 35E Managed Lanes Project to AGL Constructors, a joint venture comprised of Archer Western Contractors, LLC, Granite Construction Company and The LANE Construction Company. AGL Constructors was one of four teams the Texas Department of Transportation… Continue Reading

Texas’ New P3 Toll Road Project Open to Traffic

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and SH 130 Concession Company have announced the opening of Central Texas’ newest toll road on October 24.  SH 130 Segments 5&6 is a 41-mile extension of the existing 50-mile SH 130 toll system that currently connects Georgetown to South Austin.  The new toll road extension starts at Mustang… Continue Reading

Texas Department of Transportation Has Reached Tentative Deal to Expand I-35W

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has reached a tentative, $1.6 billion deal with a private developer to expand Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth.  According to a report released by TxDOT in late August, the stretch of I-35W in northern Tarrant County that is the subject of the agreement is the most congested roadway… Continue Reading

Shortlist Announced for TxDOT’s IH 35E Managed Lanes Design-Build Project

Posted in Design-Build, Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

On April 26, 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (“TxDOT”) announced the shortlist for the proposed IH 35E Managed Lanes Project in Dallas and Denton Counties.  The shortlisted teams were selected based on qualification statements submitted on March 23, 2012 in response to the request for qualifications (“RFQ”) issued by TxDOT on January 23, 2012…. Continue Reading

TxDOT Announces Short List of Teams for Horseshoe Design-Build Contract

Posted in Design-Build

On Dec. 9, 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting qualifications from teams interested in entering into a design-build contract and a potential capital maintenance agreement for the Dallas Horseshoe Project.  Following a three-month process, which included questions and answers from interested industry participants, TxDOT received seven Qualification… Continue Reading

TxDOT Issues Request for Qualifications for US$4.4 Billion IH 35E Managed Lanes Project

Posted in Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

On January 23, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting qualifications from private developers interested in entering into a design-build contract and capital maintenance agreement and/or a toll concession agreement for the IH 35E Managed Lanes Project. The RFQ provides prospective developers the opportunity to submit qualifications for one or… Continue Reading

Texas Transportation Commission Authorizes RFQ for Horseshoe Project

Posted in Design-Build

At its October 27 meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission approved the issuance of a request for qualifications for the Horseshoe Project in Dallas County.  The project will be the first under new design-build legislation passed by the Texas legislature during the 2011 session.  Subchapter F, Chapter 223, of the Transportation Code prescribes the process by which the… Continue Reading

Governor Perry Names Houghton to Chair Texas Transportation Commission

Posted in Policy

Ted Houghton is the new chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. Governor Rick Perry announced Houghton’s appointment, effective October 7.  Houghton succeeds Deirdre Delisi, who recently resigned.  Delisi had served as chair since 2008. Houghton was first appointed to the Commission in 2003 and was reappointed in 2009. A native of El Paso, Houghton is… Continue Reading

TxDOT Names New Executive Director

Posted in Policy

At its first regular meeting since the retirement of Amadeo Saenz, Jr. at the end of August, the Texas Transportation Commission named its choice for his replacement.  Effective October 17, 2011, former Texas Secretary of State Phil Wilson began his new job as TxDOT’s 19th Executive Director.  Mr. Wilson comes to TxDOT from Luminant, a… Continue Reading

ARTBA Awards TxDOT P3 Deal of the Year and Amadeo Saenz Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted in PPPs

Producing ground breaking advancements in transportation infrastructure is not without its challenges, highlighting the importance of celebrating each success. Today our client, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the organization’s Executive Director, Amadeo Saenz, are being recognized for their paradigm shifting approach to building roads. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is… Continue Reading

Financing Completed for the Largest U.S. Greenfield Transportation P3 Deal of All-time

Posted in PPPs, Tollroads/ Turnpikes/ Managed Lanes

On June 22, 2010 the Texas Department of Transportation’s I-635 project became the first U.S. highway public-private partnership (P3) to achieve financial close in 2010. LBJ Infrastructure Group – a Cintra-led consortium – will build, finance, maintain and operate a 17-mile corridor which includes managed lanes in the congested Dallas-Fort Worth area. This project along… Continue Reading

TxDOT Proposes Rail Division

Posted in Rail and Transit

At the June 2009 meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, TxDOT Assistant Director Phil Russell provided a first look at a proposed Rail Division for TxDOT, focusing on both passenger and freight rail planning for the future.  If created, the new  Rail Division would have a Rail Division Director, with  four departments under that to-be-named person’s… Continue Reading