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The Build America Center (BAC) will mobilize the use of innovative finance, funding, and project delivery solutions to foster new approaches to transportation infrastructure development projects. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the BAC will lead cutting-edge research, deliver innovative training, and provide customized technical assistance in support of the Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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  • New Platform Identifies Infrastructure Funding Opportunities

    New Platform Identifies Infrastructure Funding Opportunities

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    Just over one year ago, both parties in Congress came together to pass sweeping legislation that funds badly needed infrastructure projects in the United States, from new highways to improved public transit. The funding opportunities are impressive. But state, municipal, and local officials don’t always know how to submit proposals or bid on projects covered […]

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  • 3 Ps in a Pod

    3 Ps in a Pod

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    Join Deputy Editor Jonathan Davies of the P3 Bulletin and Partnerships Bulletin as he talks with the Dr Qingbin Cui on how the Build America Center is helping to build the next wave of P3s.

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  • Value for Money Analysis Principles

    Value for Money Analysis Principles

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    The Build America Center (BAC) is working to make it a bit easier for agencies to fulfill the Value for Money (VfM) analysis requirement when applying for Federal funding and financing programs included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Sections 11508 and 70701 of the IIJA require a VfM analysis for specific categories […]

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  • ARTBA P3 Conference’s Special Session: New Ways to Help Build America

    The Build America Center (BAC) was the topic of a special session during the 34th Annual ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships (P3) in Transportation Conference held in August.  The “New Ways to Help Build America” session featured Dr. Qingbin Cui, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland and Director of the Build America Center; Sam […]

Featured Resources

BIL Navigator


A new online tool from McKinsey that offers a graphic representation of programs and funding that are available under the bipartisan infrastructure law. Users can sort through programs by federal department, program, deadline type, asset class and funding type.

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A national program to ensure that all cities and towns can access federal infrastructure funding to drive local recovery, improve communities, and deliver results for residents. It brings together leading policy and innovation experts into a program that includes information, resources, and technical assistance to help cities and towns of all sizes and from all regions to access this once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity.

A Program by the National League of Cities, Results for America, and United States Conference of Mayors

Program Launches July 12, 2022

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The Build America Center is an important new initiative established at the University of Maryland in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Center will leverage the extensive transportation engineering and project management expertise available at UMD to help federal, state, and local decision makers understand and implement innovative new strategies for financing and managing highway projects.


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