FHWA Leadership Panel on Equity in Roadway Safety

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is excited to announce the Equity in Roadway Safety Webinar Series, which will feature noteworthy actions and tools that transportation professionals and other stakeholders may implement to address disparities in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. FHWA invites you to join the esteemed panelists for the kickoff event, a Leadership Panel […]

Value Capture Strategies: Transportation Reinvestment Zones – The Primer

Learn about Transportation Reinvestment Zones (TRZs) and how they help communities throughout the country narrow the existing funding gap while accelerating the delivery of critically needed transportation projects. Transportation Reinvestment Zones ("TRZs") are an innovative and powerful Value Capture Technique to generate funding for transportation projects by capturing and leveraging the economic growth associated with […]

Value Capture Strategies: Incremental Growth Techniques and Case Studies

Tax Increment Finance/Tax Allocation District/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones Many States use tax increment financing (TIF) to raise value capture revenues for major transportation improvements. Virginia has used special assessment districts called transportation investment districts to fund both rail and highway improvements. Atlanta uses a type of tax allocation district (TAD) and special service area district […]

Value Capture: Capital Improvement Program and Planning Elements

The Capital Improvement Program or Plan (CIP) is the primary means available to local governments for communicating their vision and infrastructure investment strategy to private investors, taxpayers, and the community at large. It constitutes evidence that the local government is focusing investments where they will be most productive, and the critical explanation for how local […]

Value Capture Strategies: Special Assessment Districts – The Primer Community Improvement Districts and Transportation

As Federal funding for surface transportation has declined or is diminished, our infrastructure assets have reached the end of their useful lives. Adding to the 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 […]

Managing Economic Shocks to Value Capture-Funded Projects – The Primer

Value capture strategies rely on increases in property values, business activity, and economic growth resulted from transportation infrastructure investment to help fund current or future transportation improvements. This Primer provides an overview on how economic shock, such as those experienced during the global financial crisis of 2007-2009 and those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic of […]

Understanding Value Capture Risks – The Primer

State and local (city, county, township, and tribal government) transportation professionals are invited to a Value Capture Strategies: Understanding Value Capture Risks—A Primer national webinar on August 16th, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The program will feature experts from leading State and local authorities sharing their approaches to Value Capture Risks including […]

Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Value Capture Techniques – The Primer

FHWA officially rolls out the Value Capture: Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Primer on September 20th, 2023, at 1:00-3:00pm ET. The webinar will provide practical information for implementing Development Agreements, community benefits agreement (CBA) and joint development agreement (JDA), and other contract-based VC techniques (such as public right of way use agreements). It includes overviews […]

Value Capture Strategies and Asset Recycling: Advancing Public Infrastructure in a Time of Funding Uncertainty

An effective way to leverage public capital in a resource-constrained environment is to fund new infrastructure via "asset recycling," whereby proceeds from the lease of existing assets are redeployed in the development of new infrastructure. Federal Highway Administration Everyday Count Fifth Round (EDC-5) Value Capture Implementation Team will host a webinar October 18th, 2023, from […]