Tag Archives: Transportation Research Board

Feds To Launch New Source for Information About Major Transportation Projects

Have you ever wished there was a comprehensive, easily accessible project cost database for major US transportation projects?  It would be populated following an in depth review of information available from State DOT’s and would capture not just the capital cost of the project, but it’s operation and maintenance cost and delivery and financing approach.  … Continue Reading

A Roadmap for Assessing the Benefits of P3 Procurement for Highways

Earlier this year the SHRP 2 Program and the Transportation Research Board issued a report entitled “The Effect of Public-Private Partnerships and Non-Traditional Procurement Processes on Highway Planning, Environmental Review and Collaborative Decision Making,” which is available on the TRB website. Public-private partnerships (“P3s”) have become an important tool in developing and financing infrastructure improvements, … Continue Reading

TRB Releases Report Providing Overview of Performance-Based Specifications

State agencies have increasingly turned to alternative contracting methods such as design-build and public-private partnerships to deliver highway construction projects.  As a result, the use of performance-based specifications has also increased. To provide a better understanding of how these specifications function, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) recently released Legal Research Digest 61, which provides an … Continue Reading
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