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.
The city of Houston’s Spring Branch community excitedly welcomed the groundbreaking of Gessner Road this January. The project will entail a long-awaited enhancement of the section of the road between Long Point and Neuens, which has now become dilapidated.
At the recent American Planning Association (APA) Georgia Chapter Fall Conference held in Augusta, Georgia, the RS&H-led Athens Transit Feasibility Study was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Initiative in Planning.
The need for increased investment in the nation’s infrastructure has been well documented. A 2016 infrastructure report prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers assigned failing grades to virtually every category of public infrastructure in the US.
State officials believe that Florida will welcome 6 million new residents in the next 15 to 20 years. How big of an impact is that?
“When I was born, here in Florida, there weren’t 6 million people in the entire state,” RS&H Executive Vice President Joe Debs told a room full of state politicians last week. “The impact that this influx will have on our state is going to be significant.”
Debs joined a panel of transportation experts to discuss how the state’s roads and infrastructure must keep pace with growth and technology at the First Coast Delegation Summit held at Jacksonville University. Experts in the transportation, healthcare and education fields briefed Northeast Florida state representatives, senators and officials on trends and obstacles each industry faces in the Sunshine State.