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Emerging Transportation Technologies Can Provide a Sustainable Future

As we continue to see the many new advances that are being made in the area of transportation technology, we cannot help but wonder what the transportation and tolling industry will look like in 10 to 15 years.

Will the current business models for tolling agencies be the same? Will the need for more flexibility be the norm? No matter what, we can all agree that things as we know it will change.

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P3 Case Study: Florida’s I-595

As it is for most drivers on the road, for most transportation projects, time is of the essence.

Last month, we discussed how some states have been successful using Public-Private Partnerships (P3) as a tool to deliver transportation projects. South Florida’s Interstate 595 P3 project is one such project, finishing years ahead of schedule and achieving superior results for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) because of this alternative solution.

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Toll System Integration Project Documentation – What’s the Right Balance?

Tolling agencies have adopted a fairly liberal approach to documentation requirements when sourcing new systems – the more documents, the better.

A typical contract calls for several levels of system design documentation, including extensive testing plans and scripts, integration plans, migration plans, and maintenance plans. These documents are often in addition to a full suite of project control documentation, such as plans for project management, quality management, communications, risk management, and contractor management.

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Factors for Success as a P3 State

Why do Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) succeed in some states and falter in others? Success doesn’t come easy.  The degree of each state’s or project’s success can be argued, but the following items have and will help pave the way for states to find more success when implementing P3 projects and programs.

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Could changes in Washington affect Section 404 permitting?

Getting Section 404 permit approval from US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a process that can take up to 3 years. A process that requires federal and state interagency coordination to review hundreds of pages of permit applications that are opened for public comment, all while running on lousy coffee. Now, imagine the process with 20 percent less staff.

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