Are Soft Costs Increasing in Transit Projects?

Ye Zhang, Ali Touran
2012 Construction Research Congress 2012   unpublished
14. Sponsoring Agency Code 15. Supplementary Notes Project Manager: Ike Ubaka 16. Abstract The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) asked the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida to investigate the reasons behind the rising costs in insurance and bonding for transit projects and identify ways that transit agencies can minimize these costs in their major capital programs. Four distinct tasks are included in this research project: Task I
more » ... : Task I Comprehensive literature review; Task II Communication with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for assistance in the identification of transit agencies that have worked closely with the issues associated with the research project and with FDOT to help ensure that FDOT's concerns are addressed; Task III Secure stakeholders' perspectives to gain insight into and garner information about the dynamics of costs associated with bonding and insurance and to determine the need for conducting a roundtable discussion to further explore and identify issues, to achieve greater understanding of the issues and to identify potential solutions. If there is sufficient support for a roundtable discussion then organize and conduct the event and; Task IV Final Report.
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