Transportation

New technologies challenge cities, counties 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 Transportation practice focuses 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 includes:

  • 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 integration of “smart” technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, into the transportation networks of municipal and transit agency clients. We advise on privacy and cyber-security 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, 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.
 
BB&K 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 an office 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 rulemakings, laws, and regulations that impact the transportation sector.

How Can Government Relations Help You?

Environmental, water, telecommunications and transportation projects by both public agencies and businesses can benefit from our advocacy services. Let us help you be heard!

Learn more about BB&K's Government Relations services.

Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Partner

(949) 263-2603

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Public Contracts & Construction
Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Partner

(619) 525-1328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Steven C. DeBaun

Steven C. DeBaun

Partner

(951) 826-8201

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
Scott Ditfurth

Scott Ditfurth

Partner

(951) 826-8209

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
John Gasparini

John Gasparini

Associate

(202) 370-5314

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Special Districts | Telecommunications | Transportation
Gregory Rodriguez

Gregory Rodriguez

Of Counsel

(202) 370-5308

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
A. Haviva Shane

A. Haviva Shane

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8289

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Transportation | Water
Ann M. Siprelle

Ann M. Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Malathy Subramanian

Malathy Subramanian

Partner

(925) 977-3303

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Transportation
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IMLA’s 81st Annual Conference

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Federal Autonomous Vehicles Policy Released by NHTSA

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