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.
With a rich history that dates back to 2006, RS&H has recognized the accomplishments of a Transportation-Infrastructure associate with the Harold V. Aiken Quality Award, which is a direct tribute to the exceptional loyalty and performance of our long-time colleague, Harold Aiken, who dedicated 58 years to our company and devoted much of his [...]
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.
Despite hearing politicians and lobbyists talk about how we have to repeal it, reinforce it, or redefine it, the reality is that most of the public is uninformed about the Clean Water Act. This article will answer some of the more commonly-asked questions.