Industry leaders and public agencies developing alternative project delivery projects or public-private partnerships (P3s) will tell you that not all projects should be advanced as a P3 project. I consider this important and sage advice to those with established alternative delivery programs and new public owners looking to enter into P3 development.
Cold-in-place recycling has been used for years now on transportation projects across the country. The process entails using a train of equipment to convert previously-used materials into the foundation layer, all without removing, transporting, heating, or storing tons of asphalt. This technique saves time, money and the environmental impact of road projects large and small.
Now, RS&H has used the cold-in-place construction method for the first time on an airfield in Georgia, repaving Runway 16/34 at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. The airport was chosen by state officials to showcase the new, green method of aviation paving.
The financing of transportation projects using toll revenues has long been the province of toll agencies. With the increasing use and recognized benefits of tolled managed lanes, state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other agencies are more engaged in adopting innovative project approaches that apply the tolling principle and the ability to leverage toll revenues to advance much needed capacity improvement projects.
I have a bit of an odd job description. I am a consultant in the mitigation banking industry. I represent sponsors, permittees, and landowners, and I not only oversee mitigation banks cradle to grave, but also engage in permittee responsible mitigation (PRM) as well.
All this is to say, my cousins are thoroughly glassy-eyed and confused when I tell them what I do for a living at Christmas. The reality is most of the public at large is uninformed about the Clean Water Act, what it does, and what it doesn’t do. We hear politicians and lobbyists talk about how we have to repeal it, reinforce it, or redefine it, and yet Vegas odds are they don’t really understand what it is they are proposing to do.
Nearly 300 airports across the country will soon face implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) – an FAA-backed, top-down, organization-wide approach to managing safety risk and assuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls.
In the latest issue of Airport Business, RS&H SMS discipline lead Ken Ibold discusses the latest details of FAA’s roll-out of SMS.