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  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – June 2024

    Join us for a comprehensive webinar exploring the pivotal role academia can play in supporting the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). With the IIJA and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) providing an unprecedented $1 trillion to modernize America’s infrastructure, public and private organizations […]

  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – April 2024

    Doing More with Less: Maintenance-Oriented Strategies for Transportation Improvements DATE: Friday, April 12, 2024TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDTFORMAT: VIRTUAL Zoom webinar DESCRIPTION: The issue of maintenance—and notably, deferred maintenance—stands as a pivotal challenge confronting public agencies who are looking to modernize their infrastructure. These agencies often do not have a complete picture of their maintenance liabilities and […]

  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – February 2024

    The combination of multiple projects into a single contract (referred to as project bundling), continues to attract the attention of transportation agencies. Stakeholders seek answers to bundling-related questions including: (1) how to measure bundling benefits, (2) empirical evidence on project bundling efficacy in terms of its benefits, (3) the limitations of project bundling regarding the […]

  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – September 2023

    Description: Despite five decades of experience, there is a considerable gap in legal and empirical study on the impacts of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Proponents of reform often claim NEPA litigation is a major obstacle for federal actions; others have concluded that litigation is not a major contributor of project cost escalation or […]

  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – April 2023

    Description: Over the last few decades, public agencies have increasingly implemented large-scaletransportation projects. Such projects are typically complex, have a variety of risks, and involvemultiple stakeholders that often have conflicting interests and incentives. Oftentimes, alternativecontracting methods such as design-build or design-build-finance-operate-maintain are used todeliver these projects. In these arrangements, the allocation and management of risks […]

  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – October 2023

    The U.S. has a relative abundance of arterial highways—two+ lane roads radiating from many urban areas and much more land devoted to retail than similar high-income countries. Many parts of the U.S. also suffer from a affordable housing shortage. And its retail sector, in the form of enclosed and outdoor shopping malls, are experiencing low […]

  • Modernizing Infrastructure Webinar Series – May 2023

    Description: As infrastructure projects are planned and implemented, it is essential to ensure that they promote equity and value for all members of society. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Justice 40 initiative place a significant emphasis on equity analysis at the project level to ensure that federally-funded infrastructure projects prioritize equity and inclusion. This webinar […]

  • Virtual CFO Forum

    Don’t miss this upcoming event featuring panelists from four state DOT’s and FHWA. TOPIC: How State DOTs Identify Matching Funds for New Federal Funding DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2022TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM EDTFORMAT: VIRTUAL Zoom webinar Open to public officials. Email bac@umd.edu with your name and affiliation. AGENDA 1:00 PM Welcome:Brian Bezio, Chief Financial […]

  • Innovative Finance Developments Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

    This webinar focused on gaining new insight into what transportation practitioners are thinking about the legislation and what’s next for state DOTs.

  • State Legislative Developments

    This webinar explored how over the past several years many state legislatures have enacted, or are actively considering, proposals to increase funding or provide additional financing for transportation infrastructure.

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