Interstates 95 and 10 are two of the longest highways in the U.S., stretching over 4,000 miles. As expansive as they are, the 3-mile corridor where they intersect in Jacksonville presents cramped, sometimes chaotic, challenges. When the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) set out to update the I-10/I-95 interchange and surrounding 3-mile stretch, the [...]
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.
Tolling agencies have adopted a fairly liberal approach to documentation requirements when sourcing new systems – the more documents, the better. But what is the right balance that protects the owner while allowing contractors to deliver projects in an efficient manner?
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. Since the storm hit, up to five inspectors could [...]
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.
As you begin developing a tolling or managed lane facility in a new area, the challenge becomes how to introduce tolling in a manner that will quickly gain acceptance. Introducing tolls and managed lanes to new markets can effectively be broken down into the following five steps.
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.
Completed in 2016, the Veterans Memorial Bridge project in Martin County, Fla., earned the Transportation National Award of Excellence given by Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). RS&H served as engineer with design-builder Archer Western. Now, the project continues to make headlines. RS&H Project Manager Ben Lehr, PE, DBIA, LEED AP, wrote about the project [...]
While conducting the high-level screening, public agencies should review key criteria and questions related to the scope and nature, risk levels, value to the agency and the financial/technical feasibility of the candidate project.