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Partnership strategies for safety roadside rest areas.
  • Published Date:
    2009-01-01
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-1.44 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Creators:
  • Report Number:
    CA09-0921
  • Resource Type:
  • Geographical Coverage:
  • OCLC Number:
    820570434
  • Format:
  • Description:
    This project studied the many factors influencing the potential for public private partnerships for Safety

    Roadside Rest Areas. It found that Federal and California State laws and regulations represent important

    barriers to certain types and locations of safety roadside rest area partnerships, but also offer clear

    opportunities. Stakeholders have demonstrated both opposition and support for California’s and other

    states’ previous attempts to implement similar projects. Interested parties indicate that if conceived

    properly, California might expect to achieve successful off-line public/private commercial rest area

    partnerships.

    This final report presents a Strategic Action Plan that considers the relevant legal challenges and

    recommends methods for taking advantage of the opportunities while working within the legal barriers. It

    addresses the trade-offs between seeking greater cost savings and partner contribution, duration of control

    of the partnership site, and relative difficulty and speed of project implementation. The plan offers a

    recommended procurement approach. Prospective sites were identified statewide that not only fill

    important gaps in the California rest area system, but also demonstrate an ability to both meet the legal

    requirements and accommodate stakeholder concerns.

    The Business Plan concludes by estimating (1) Caltrans’ cost savings associated with developing off-line

    commercial SRRAs instead of an on-line or off-line non-commercial SRRA at the candidate sites, and (2)

    Caltrans’ financial contribution, if any, to implement each of the off-line commercial SRRA partnerships.

    The analysis demonstrates that Caltrans might expect to achieve significant cost savings by developing

    entirely new public/private commercial SRRAs instead of exclusively public SRRAs at the locations

    identified. Caltrans might expect even greater savings by partnering with existing or even prospective truck

    stop or travel plaza operators, whose marginal costs to expand their facilities into commercial SRRAs would

    be less than to develop an entirely new facility. Caltrans might even avoid rest area project development

    costs in exchange for providing a private contractor with the right to receive official rest area designation

    and Interstate signing.

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