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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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RS&H Helps North Carolina DOT Open Damaged Roadways

Following Hurricane Matthew’s descent through eastern North Carolina this past October, several major roadways in the Fayetteville area were closed. RS&H Construction Management Project Manager Benjamin Peterson and Area Engineer Michael Davis, PE,  have been writing, executing and maintaining contracts to get the work complete.

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How Can Toll Agencies Make the Most of the Last 5 Percent?

Toll agencies often find themselves in a financial conundrum. This usually happens when you measure the costs associated with collecting tolls from customers who refuse to pay initially against the toll revenue and fees ultimately collected. If agencies don’t follow certain measures to control their spending, they may end up losing money versus gaining revenue.

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Preparing Your Tolls Infrastructure for an Uncertain Future

There are many current initiatives driving technological advancements in the tolling industry that will affect the future of toll technology infrastructure, such as Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I). It’s imperative that transportation authorities design and implement infrastructure that will accommodate future advancements. If agencies don’t plan properly, they will be at risk of losing time and money, as well as not improving congestion within their communities.

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