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Public Private Partnerships
On July 13, 2009, Governor Jan Brewer signed into law HB 2396, which allows the Arizona Department of Transportation to use public-private partnerships as a tool to address Arizona’s transportation requirements. This new law grants the Department broad authority to partner with the private sector to build or improve Arizona transportation facilities. The new authority gives ADOT additional methods to fund the construction and enhancement of roads, transit and other transportation facilities.
Although often thought of simply as “toll roads”, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs, or P3s) actually allow for many options to fund and construct new and enhanced facilities. With the passage of HB 2396, ADOT now has the legal authority to explore these options.
This year the legislature has passed and the governor has signed HB2491. HB2491 cleans up the PPP statute and now requires a person to pay the toll while giving the tolling authority the ability to enforce toll payments. The bill also removed the use fuel refund which allowed any driver to apply for a refund or credit for motor vehicle fuel license taxes, use fuel taxes or motor carrier fees paid for every mile driven on a tolled facility. Removing this provision will increase the likelihood of potential concessionaires investing in PPPs in Arizona.
Meanwhile, MAG has been hard at work issuing white papers and informational material on managed lanes. They’ve issued two white papers, one on legal and regulatory issues and the other that summarizes some recommendations. Both of can be downloaded from AZAGC website by clicking below:
Also, Fitch Ratings issued their Special Report on Managed Lanes “Paying for Predictability”. It can also be view on our website by clicking on the link below.
Over the next several months, the Department will be developing rules, policies, procedures and guidelines to provide guidance to potential public and private partners.
For the latest go to ADOT’s PPP Website.
ADOT Construction Manager at Risk Guidance Document available for Comment
ADOT has released a draft copy of its Construction Manager at Risk Guidance Document for comment. The original document was developed through an AGC, ADOT, ACEC stakeholder task force in 2006. Since then a number of revisions have been made to address documentation requirements, procedures each CMAR contractor should follow and recent changes to ARS 28-7361. Comments are due no later than Friday, October 1, 2010. Please forward your comments to email@example.com
Click here for the draft CMAR guidance document.