Utility Summit Dates

FHWA is hosting 3 peer exchanges focusing on Utilities in the Federal-aid Right-of-Way.  This year, FHWA’s Office of Real Estate Services is partnering with the Office of Infrastructure to pay the travel expenses, using GSA per diem rates, for up to 2 state DOT representatives, a representative from interested local public agencies and FHWA Division office realty/utility specialists.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Past topics have included broadband/5G, alternative uses of the ROW, utility accommodation/permitting, utility relocation, delays during construction and more.

Attendees should select the utility summit that is closest to their home state to keep travel costs down.  Space and budget is limited so please reserve your seat as soon as possible.

Railroad Community of Interest Meeting

FHWA is also hosting a SHRP2 Railroad Community of Interest Meeting to be held in Denver, CO on June 9-10, 2020.  This meeting will support Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies as Railroad volumes are expected to continue to grow, increasing the importance of effective project coordination between public highway departments and railroads. Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies cements understanding of each agency’s needs and streamlines the coordination process, saving both time and money. Road users will also benefit from on-budget, rapid highway renewal.

Stay tuned for more information on this meeting as the planning develops.