Tag Archives: NCHRP

Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Projects

Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which can be downloaded here, discusses statutes, case law and contract language relevant to design liability, addresses how the right of way acquisition process interrelates with … Continue Reading

New Guidance for Transparency in “Best Value” Procurements

“Best value” procurements are sometimes criticized as involving a “black box” decision-making process.  A recent report issued by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (“NCHRP”) discusses practices to increase transparency in such procurements.  The report is NCHRP’s latest installment of its “Synthesis of Highway Practice,” issued on March 5, 2015.  A resource for public agencies, … Continue Reading

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

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 (“NEPA”).  This second volume of guidance, entitled “Guidance for Managing NEPA-Related and Other Risks in Project Delivery, Volume 2: Expediting NEPA Decisions and Other Practitioner … Continue Reading

Transportation Funding: VMT Gets a Boost From TRB Report

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) division has weighed in on road user fees based on vehicle miles traveled or VMT. Their latest report “Implementable Strategies for Shifting to Direct Usage-Based Charges for Transportation Funding” responds to VMT’s critics who say the transportation funding method would be too challenging and require a lengthy implementation … Continue Reading
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