FHWA'S Bridge Temporary Works Research Program
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed a research program to address bridge falsework design and construction. This resulted from the collapse of the Route 198 bridge...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction? A Heavy Construction Contractor's Viewpoint
The complex question of who pays for the unexpected in construction is analyzed using several examples from experience. In addition to the unexpected being due to subsurface conditions,...

Project Controls on the Channel Tunnel Project
Establishing controls for a multi-facted, multi-billion dollar, privately financed, project which is run by two organisations created solely for that one project has been a major challenge....

A Strategy for Partnering in the Public Sector
Partnering is a cooperative approach to contract management that reduces costs, litigation, and stress. The Portland District of the corps of Engineers has successfully used partnering...

Bus Pre-Emption: A Real Time Control Strategy for Privatized Transit Operation
Bus pre-emption strategies are designed to provide priority to transit buses over passenger cars for urban travel. A comparative analysis of a proposed suburban bus service for regular...

The Marina Environment from a Boaters Point of View
A discussion of the benefits and problems encountered by the recreational boater as a tenant of both the public and private marinas in Southern California is presented....

A Private Marina Owner Looks at Private Marina Development and Management

Public/Private Ventures—Southern California
Recreational small craft harbors in Southern California have been and continue to be big business and were forerunners to government's current interest in generating new revenue...

Ventura Harbor—A Critique
The author was General Manager of the Ventura Port District, the agency responsible for the operations of Ventura Harbor, from 1971-1977. While the harbor is a viable facility in the 'harbor...

Marina Parking Study
This marina parking study establishes a rationale for determining parking demand at marinas on the north shore of Long Island Sound in Connecticut and New York. The study was performed...

Management of High-Level Wastes in the Republic of China
Because of the importance of nuclear energy in the Republic of China, the management of associated radwastes, especially the high-level wastes (HLW), is indispensable for today's...

A Proposal for Risk Sharing in the Development of a Lunar Oxygen Plant

Developing a Privately Owned Utility in Florida: Financing and Cash Flow
Private developers of a 5,000-acre master-planned community in Sarasota, Florida, were required to provide their own wastewater treatment plants as a condition for obtaining permits. After...

Estimating Toll Diversion for Beltways
The proposed E-470 beltway is a 48-mile circumferential highway which will connect major public and private developments east of the Denver metropolitan area as well as the new Denver...

Slips Ahoy
Klancnik discusses the markets for marina construction in the 1990s. The past decade saw a boom in the boating industry and in the design and construction of marinas. The market will remain...

Privatization in Transportation Financing
Since early in this century, financing for transportation has involved both private and public funds. For highways, monies provided by public or government agencies have come largely from...

Portland's Light Rail: A Successful Public Private Partnership
During its first year, Tri-Met's Light Rail service, MAX, carried twice as many riders as originally projected. What is generally not understood is that MAX is more then a...

CTA's Experience in Fostering Station Redevelopment Through Public/Private Partnerships
The paper reviews the experience of the Chicago Transit Authority's partnerships with the private sector. The funding, space, design, construction and operation components...

Motivation: Harnessing the Private Sector's Interest in the Public Agency Project
Today's public works projects are being conceived, planned, and constructed with increasing difficulty as funding becomes more illusive. The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority...

Private Participation Made Easy in Small but Smart Transit
The maturing field of electronically 'smart' people movers offers the possibility of urban transit linkages which are smaller in scale, less demanding to operate,...

 

 

 

 

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