New technologies challenge cities, counties, transit districts, and transportation authorities to undertake large infrastructure projects that replace and modernize existing transportation networks — all at a time when competition for state and federal dollars is high.
Best Best & Krieger LLP’s (BBK) Transportation attorneys focus on creative and collaborative solutions that promote efficient construction and maximize resources toward successful project completion. We are experienced in public-private partnerships, utilization of alternative construction delivery methods, and funding through bond and tax measures. Transportation infrastructure projects we assist on include:
- Construction of new light rail, streetcar, and heavy rail projects
- Modernization and maintenance of existing rail systems and multi-modal projects, including freight and port projects
- New highways and toll roads
- New construction and modernization of tunnels and bridges
Our Transportation practice leverages the firm’s extensive knowledge and experience with public infrastructure projects to provide legal support and counsel through all phases of a project, from planning through environmental review, right-of-way acquisition, procurement, grant funding or finance, construction, operations, and project close-out.
Our attorneys practice on the cutting edge of transportation issues, working on projects that promote the integration of “smart” technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, into the transportation networks of municipal and transit agency clients. We advise on privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as legal and policy concerns, that arise when utilizing new technologies.
Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the Transportation group works closely with attorneys in our Municipal, Special Districts, Environmental & Natural Resources, Eminent Domain, and Public Finance groups. With so much happening at the federal and state regulatory levels, we work closely with our Government Relations team to ensure our clients have a say in changes that will impact safety, planning, commerce, and more.
BBK clients include cities, counties, municipal planning organizations, transit agencies, and transportation infrastructure and planning agencies. We are also available to advise Native American tribes regarding large transportation projects.
With a Government Affairs team in Washington, D.C., we are well positioned to assist clients seeking federal grant opportunities and regularly help clients interpret and comply with federal grant requirements and complex federal contracting rules and regulations. Additionally, we proactively keep clients informed on federal and state rulemaking, laws, and regulations that impact the transportation sector.