The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the FY 2021 Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration Program and will make up to $10 million in grants will through Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 693JJ321NF-AIDDP (attached). The AID Demonstration program provides funding as an incentive to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. Eligible […]

Road Weather Management Stakeholder Meeting 2021

To best accommodate a virtual platform, the meeting will be conducted across two days, 4 hours per day. • August 4, 2021 - August 5, 2021 • Each day will run from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT (with a 30-minute break from 2:00-2:30) Topics to be discussed include: • Extreme Weather Events • Innovative […]

Value Capture Strategies: Developer Impact Fees -The Primer

Value Capture Strategy: Developer Impact Fees (DIF) also known as a Street Impact Fees, Transportation Impact Fees, or System Development Charges, is one-time fee assessed by local government to developers to share of the new or expanded infrastructure costs to the community that will directly address the increased demand for services created by that development. […]

Reducing Roadside Obstacles An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. While valued as a community asset due to their beauty and environmental benefits, trees are the single most commonly struck objects in serious roadside crashes. Trees are the most harmful event in approximately 3,500 fatalities each year, or 10 percent […]

Project Bundling: The Business Process

The goal of the EDC-5 Project Bundling initiative is to make bundling a routine agency business process. Ideally, agencies would have guidance or rules for assessing the potential benefit of bundling a set of projects. This webinar will provide guidance on how to employ ‘business rules’ consistently and strategically so bundles are identified as early […]

Value Capture Strategies: Special Assessment Districts – The Primer

As the Federal funding for surface transportation has declined or is diminished, our infrastructure assets have reached the end of their useful lives. Adding to complexity is the state and local pressure to fund emerging needs such as “Smart City” initiatives to leverage new technologies and the complete street initiative to ensure safety to all […]

Value Capture Strategies: Risk Assessment – The Primer

Value capture is a set of powerful funding tools that is gaining in popularity to supplement traditional funding sources. Transportation systems are essential in enhancing the productivity and quality of life in the United States. Funding for streets, highways, and transit is provided by the joint efforts of federal, state, and local governments; taxation and […]

Value Capture Strategies: Making the Business and Economic Case —A Primer

The Value Capture Business Case describes how governments set the policy, goals, objectives, and key performance indicators that form the basis of the policy case for a project. These are linked to the business case for a value capture technique through the allocation of costs and risks. This chapter explains how policy makers at the […]

Project Bundling: Planning and Capital Programming

Evaluation of projects for bundling is best done strategically and early in the transportation planning process to gain economies of scale throughout project development. Ideally, from a planning perspective, identifying the set of candidate projects suitable for funding and bundling will occur before the projects are listed in the STIP. This webinar highlights how capital […]

Project Bundling: Preconstruction

Delivering a bundled project depends on several factors—which project delivery method is chosen, what effort is necessary to secure environmental determination and permits, which risks the agency has responsibility for, and other factors specific to the agency. This webinar will highlight the steps to setting up a strategic bundling program as outlined in the FHWA […]