The New York State Thruway Authority has received federal approval of a 35-year low interest loan for the $4.8 billion Tappan Zee bridge replacement project through the federal government’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA). As previously reported, the Authority originally applied for credit assistance for up to 49% of eligible project costs under the expanded MAP-21 TIFIA credit assistance program. The final loan amount only covers 33% of eligible project costs, but is still the largest award in the history of the TIFIA program. The ...
As reported in our December 18 post, the New York State Thruway Authority unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC. All required approvals for contract award have now been obtained, and the Authority issued the notice to proceed on January 18, 2013.
On December 17, 2012, the Board of the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (a consortium of Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc.). New twin spans will replace the existing Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge, which is to be demolished and removed. The contract award requires additional State approvals before it becomes effective. Notice to proceed is expected ...
On Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed historic design-build legislation into law, giving five state entities - the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Thruway Authority, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Bridge Authority - general authorization to enter into design-build contracts for capital projects for physical infrastructure. Previously, only public universities had legislative authorization to use design-build.
In advance of its deadline for statements of qualifications (SOQ), the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority are holding a Pre-SOQ Informational Meeting for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. The event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Interested participants are required to pre-register for the event by completing an online registration form, available here. The agenda includes presentations by the DOT and Authority, a question period, and a "meet-and-greet" ...
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 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) may enter into a design-build contract with a private entity that provides for the design, construction, expansion, extension, related capital maintenance ...
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