The FHWA recently published a series of useful short videos on its website. For those of you working on transportation projects involving federal aid, check them out below:
- Right-of-Way Coordination and Certification Requirements. Before an agency gets to construct its project, it needs to coordinate and certify the right-of-way. This video provides an overview of the initial coordination process when federal funds are involved, including what must be completed before putting a project out to bid, and the need to obtain physical possession of the impacted properties.
The International Right of Way Association's (IRWA) International Education Conference in Seattle has just wrapped up, and boy was it a great event. Over 1,200 right of way professionals from across the United States and Canada (along with some visitors from Japan, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the UK) all in one location for four days. What could be better? If you weren't able to make it, let me tell you that Alaska and Canada -- two chapters vying for hosting the 2017 event -- sure know how to have a good time.
As I travel home on my flight back to Orange County ...
I'm at the IRWA Education Conference in Atlanta, and yesterday I attended a number of interesting sessions. Since I don't have time to write about all of them, I want to focus on the presentation that discussed local agency practices where their projects receive federal dollars. And even that one session contained far too much information to reduce to a single blog post, so I'll focus on two of the four speakers, FHWA Realty Specialist Marshall Wainwright and Oklahoma Department of Transportation Assistant Division Manager for Right-of-Way Kevin Stout.
Mr. Wainwright started the ...
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