Resources for Cost Efficiencies Study

General
·         House Transportation Committee February 18, 2013, work session on Cost Drivers  http://app.leg.wa.gov/m/cmd/main.htm?cid=TR#agenda_page 
·         The Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation, Final Report
        
http://www.leg.wa.gov/JTC/Documents/BlueRibbonCommissionFinalReport.pdf 
·         Cost Estimating Manual for WSDOT Projects http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/CEVP/EstimatingGuidelines.pdf
·         WSDOT Construction Cost Trends
           http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Business/Construction/CostTrends.htm
·         Gray Notebook Construction Program Performance Reporting
        http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Accountability/GrayNotebook/SI_construction.htm

Practical Design/"Right Sizing"
·         State DOT Manuals http://www.modot.org/business/documents/PracticalDesignImplementation.pdf
       http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/uconowner.gf?n=3142031557718121
       http://www.udot.utah.gov/main/uconowner.gf?n=7172901792737641
·         General Reviews
      
http://www.slideshare.net/kaiblog/performance-based-practical-design
       http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/TECHSERV/Pages/practical_design.aspx
       http://www.ktc.uky.edu/files/2012/06/KTC_08_30_SPR_369_08.pdf
       http://www.dot.state.fl.us/structures/designExpo2012/Presentations/PracticalDesignExpo.pdf

Public Private Partnerships
·         JTC P3 Study (Public Private Partnerships): http://www.leg.wa.gov/JTC/Documents/Studies/P3/P3FinalReport_Jan2012Web.pdf

Workforce
·         WSDOT Methods of Delivery presentations 2011 (Recruitment and Retention) http://app.leg.wa.gov/m/cmd/main.htm?cid=TR#agenda_page
·         WSDOT Reports on Alternative Delivery Procedures for Construction Services, December 2004 and February 2007 (increased use of private contractors)
            
o   http://www.leg.wa.gov/JTC/Documents/Studies/Transportation%20Efficiencies/Contracting%20Out%20Report%2004.pdf
            
o   http://www.leg.wa.gov/JTC/Documents/Studies/Transportation%20Efficiencies/Alt%20Del%20Methods%20rpt%202007.pdf
·         LNI Apprenticeship Fact Sheet: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/pubs/aurdescription.pdf

 Permitting
·         HTC presentation on a Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program for Puget Sound, January 25, 2012 (Stormwater permit compliance) http://app.leg.wa.gov/m/cmd/main.htm?cid=TR#agenda_page
·         General mitigation, WSDOT Cost case studies (2003, 2006, 2009, 2013):  http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/mitigation
·         Wetland Mitigation banking:  WSDOT mitigation banking webpage
                
o   DOT may also use private mitigation banks certified by the Department of Ecology: Ecology Wetland Mitigation webpage
·         Wetlands Regulations:  http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Environment/Wetlands/Mitigation/alternativemitigation.htm
·         Permit Streamlining, TPEAC information on the Office of Regulatory Assistance website:  http://www.ora.wa.gov/spotlight-series/tpeac/index.htm

Prevailing Wage
·      National Conference of State Legislatures state-by-state comparisons
            Prevailing Wage Studies    
      o Prevailing Wages    
      o Prevailing Wage Thresholds   

Sales Tax
 ·     WA Department of Revenue background information on federal contracts   
            o Federal contractor concern