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The Uncertain Future of Public Roads

Citylab, from The Atlantic »

This article begins with a description of the first highway public-private partnership in Colorado, US 36 Express Lanes (Boulder-Denver Turnpike Reconstruction project), examines the attractiveness of P3s to public entities, then delves deeply into the history of P3s throughout the United States. Notes that there is a growing fear that state and local governments are giving away too much, that P3s often fail to deliver the improvements they promise, and threaten the core value of roads as a public service.

2013-05-06T12:00:28+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Colorado, Public-Private Partnerships|

Future of CDOT Funding: Public-Private Partnerships

The Fort Mason Times »

In depth article that centers on a meeting held by a CDOT commissioner to update the public on Colorado’s current state of transportation funding.  Covers a broad range of issues including the unpopularity of gas taxes as a transportation revenue generator, how additional fees such as vehicle registration can greatly enhance a state’s ability to fund projects, and why public-private partnerships are attractive to states that have funding gaps.

2013-04-30T12:00:58+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Colorado, Public-Private Partnerships, U.S. News|

Georgia Laws Aimed at Prioritizing, Speeding Construction

Land Line »

Article provides brief overview of two bills related to Design-Build project delivery that were passed in April 2013 by Governor Nathan Deal. SB 70 is a provision that did away with the requirement that the contracts go to the lowest bidding contractor and allows the Georgia DOT to award contracts on “best value.” Another new law, HB 202, waives a requirement to balance funds by congressional districts for interstate improvements.

2013-04-24T12:00:05+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Design-Build, Georgia, U.S. News|

Private Groups May Oversee More Local Roads

The Denver Post »

Article discusses the increase in public-private partnerships within the state of Colorado. This increase is attributed to a lack state funding for necessary transportation improvements, as a result it has chosen to turn to the private sector to design, build, operate, and maintain certain roadways. Article also mentions several potential public-private partnerships that the CDOT is currently considering.

2013-04-23T12:00:09+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Colorado, Funding, Public-Private Partnerships, U.S. News|

Alamance, Orange Will Get New Bridges

Times-News »

North Carolina has expedited its design-build procurement delivery by adopting “express design-build.” This delivery mechanism differs from original design-build because it does not require the submission of a technical proposal. The state has selected the replacement of eleven bridges, to be awarded in one single contract, to pilot and test this new delivery approach.

2016-12-15T23:28:41+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Design-Build, North Carolina, Roads|
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