States Learning From Each Other

Florida and the state of New York are using peer-exchanges to tackle the problem of complying with civil-rights regulations in carrying out innovative contracts for large highway projects. Agencies need guidance in meeting the requirements of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and the requirements for equal-opportunity employment, especially when dealing with the complexities of design-build project delivery for projects over $500 million. This article examines the development of various partnerships among public and private entities and how those partnerships facilitated oversight and administration of of innovative contracts. It also provides details on the peer-exchange teams’ study of the Florida I-595 Express, the Port Miami Tunnel, and the New NY Bridge project.


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  • Accession Number: 01637969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2017 8:52AM