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The link below will provide you with an event calendar directing you to FREE Webinars from all 52 LTAP and TTAP Member-Centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. To view the calendar, please click here.

EDC-6 TOPS Webinar: Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) and Ultra-Thin Bonded Wearing Course (UTBWC)

Dec 13, 2022 11:30 -1:00pm Eastern

You’re invited to join the FHWA Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS) Every Day Counts - Six (EDC-6) team for a webinar highlighting open-graded friction course (OGFC) and ultra-thin bonded wearing course (UTBWC). Hear from South Carolina DOT and Minnesota DOT representatives on their experiences and successes. Learn about the latest OGFC and UTBWC advancements, benefits, specifications, and construction considerations.

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Leveraging Value Capture with Federal Innovative Finance Programs

Jan 19, 2023 1:00-3:00pm Eastern

Utilize Value Capture Strategies to Leverage Federal Dollars and Stimulate non-Federal Investments. Value capture refers to a toolbox of strategies used by public agencies to recover a portion of the value generated by public infrastructure investments. Investment in public infrastructure like transportation increase property values, attract private investments, create jobs, and build strong communities. Using value capture strategies, a part of this created value can be recovered in the form of revenue. The revenue generated can help finance the initial transportation improvement, or it can go toward future transportation investments, spurring a new round of increased accessibility and higher property values, or leveraging Federal Innovative Finance Programs as well as meet the IIJA Federal fund matching requirements. Value capture also promotes partnerships among the Federal, State, local, regional, tribal governments, and the private sector is the underpinning of the value capture initiative and has proven successes. Value capture has funded projects to provide safe spaces for walking and biking, save money, reduce crashes and injuries, and improve economic outcomes. It has allowed residents to safely walk, bike, drive, and take public transit around their cities and creates transportation networks to ensure that all residents have safe, convenient ways of getting around and staying active.

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Value Capture Strategies as Economic Development Tools: Tapping Value Capture Strategies to Improve Aging Infrastructure and Spur Economic Development

Feb 9, 2023 1:00:-3:00pm Eastern

With the interstate highway system in its seventh decade, it is nearing the end of its useful service life with deteriorated condition and required modernization. Crumbling viaducts and other unsafe conditions call for costly emergency maintenance and an urgent fix. But rebuilding is complicated by rising construction costs, higher engineering and safety standards, scant funding, and other emerging factors. While the Federal Government underwrote most of the cost of building the interstate system in the 1950s and 1960s, State and local governments now provide about 80 percent of public infrastructure funding. With the perspectives on land use, transportation, and equity also evolving, many cities are finding themselves at a crossroads when it comes to aging highways: remove or rebuild? Over the next decade, these aging highways will need to be replaced, reconstructed, removed, or otherwise changed. The decision will be focused of what comes after to maximize the economic impact of the infrastructure investments, generate new tax revenues, grow businesses and jobs, and strengthen the livability and vitality of communities and regions.

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Value Capture Strategies: Innovative Finance and Project Bundling

Feb 22, 2023 1:00-3:00pm Eastern

States and local governments are challenged to address their aging infrastructure with limited resources. Evaluating the effectiveness of existing revenue sources, taking advantage of the most current Federal programs, and exploring the potential of new revenue sources can lead to an increase in available funding. However, finding ways to maximize the spending power of the revenue collected is equally important by delivering economies of scale through bridge/project bundling. Many infrastructure assets are too small on an individual basis to attract the attention of bidders or investors. A solution to this problem is an asset bundling contract. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to project bundling. To develop the best funding and financing strategy for bridge bundling within a particular State and locality, it is essential for agencies to understand the application of each tool and to work collaboratively to pair the right project with the right tools. Utilize bridge/project bundling strategies to meet the requirement threshold which addresses the growing need of aging infrastructure in a way that can expedite project delivery, reduce costs, and improve contracting efficiency.

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