Webinar: MAP-21 - Meaningful Reforms and Practical Implications
Congress recently passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), a measure to reauthorize transportation funding through the end of 2014. MAP-21 contains meaningful reforms that collectively represent a significant improvement in federal surface transportation law. It will have far-reaching implications for the transportation industry and will dictate how large, complex projects can be developed in the coming years.
What does it mean to you?
Our panel, including key house staff members critical to MAP-21, presented a 90-minute discussion on selected aspects of the Act and the effects it will have on the transportation industry.
- GEOFF YAREMA, Chair of Nossaman's Infrastructure Practice Group, is a nationally recognized leader in infrastructure development and finance and was a member of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission.
- JIM TYMON is the Republican Staff Director of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
- JENNIFER HALL is Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
- FRED KESSLER represents state DOTs and other transportation agencies in design-build and public-private partnerships project delivery and financing using tolling, TIFIA, PABs and other financing tools.
- ROB THORNTON represented transportation agency clients on project delivery issues in MAP-21 and has successfully defended projects with a construction cost of over six billion dollars against environmental challenges.
Attendees received insight on:
- Final compromises reached
- Expansion and update of the TIFIA program
- Environmental streamlining
- Changes in tolling policies
- Public-private partnerships
- Congressional role in implementing the legislation