Shirley Dimon, CPSM will officially begin her term as SMPS Tampa Bay Chapter President Sept. 1. Dimon is a senior marketing coordinator at RS&H’s Tampa office, working with the Transportation-Infrastructure Practice to lead pursuit efforts and support the group’s business development and sales goals. While she has only been at RS&H for a little over a year, she is a veteran of the industry, starting both her career and her SMPS membership in 1999.
The tolling aspects of operations and maintenance are usually a high priority during pre-procurement and procurement. Through all the ups and downs of procurement there is not much time for owners to plan their management of the implementation, let alone the operations and long term maintenance. The details of the owner’s management processes, staffing and resources typically don’t get developed until sometime during construction when the operating period starts to become a reality. As the project moves forward and milestones are reached in both design and construction, the owner is able to take a step back and ask the question, “Now what?”
Two RS&H design-build transportation projects have earned National Awards of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). These two projects – the Sisters Creek Bridge replacement in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Rogersville Project Freeway in Greene and Webster Counties in Missouri – are now eligible to win DBIA’s Project of the Year and [...]
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 [...]
For the residents of Clay County, there’s no place they’d rather live. The area is close to the St. Johns River, making it great for outdoors activities. The communities are safe and friendly – exactly what families want, and need, in order to thrive. But, with many of the residents commuting to Jacksonville for work, traffic congestion is one of the few problems at the front of everyone’s minds.
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?