is an alternative method of contracting that is safely
delivering projects ahead of schedule and at a lower cost.
As the name suggests, design-sequencing allows the sequencing of
design activities to permit each construction phase to commence
when design for that particular phase is complete -- instead of
requiring the design for the entire project to be complete
before construction can begin. Click
here to learn more.
Design-build lumps design, construction, and inspection of a highway project into a single contract that is awarded not through competitive bidding, but through a process that allows unspecified factors to be considered “significantly more important than cost.”
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Private Partnerships (3Ps)
Despite major public-private partnership disasters across the nation, foreign, multi-national companies and Wall Street investment houses continue to push for private toll roads. This would allow them to suck huge profits out of the transportation system while inflicting outrageous tolls on motorists through contracts that forbid improvements to parallel public roads, increasing traffic
congestion. Click here to
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