Taking its toll in Texas

In Texas, USA, the population has increased by 57% over the last 25 years and road use by 95%. During the same time, state road capacity increased by only 8%. During the next 25 years, the population is expected to increase by 64% and road use by 214%. The state has identified $184.2 billion of projects needed to achieve an acceptable level of mobility in 2030 and plans to use private finance to fund $84.2 billion of public roads and railways. The Texas transport plan is delivered mainly through the Trans-Texan Corridors (TTCs) of toll roads. The form of public private partnership (PPP) being used is the Comprehensive Development Agreement (CDA) project and delivery method, a type of Early Contractor Involvement PPP. The CDA for the TTC 35, running north-south through the state, was awarded to Cintra/Zachry and that for TTC 69, running further east via Houston, was awarded to Carter Burgess and RS&H. Halcrow is advising on procurement of individual projects for both TTCs. Texas Department of Transportation (TcDOT) is taking an upfront concession fee and a minimum 5% share in all revenues. Tolls are set by market forces.


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  • Accession Number: 01061033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 2:05PM