The following organizations, agencies and committees work together throughout the advancement of the Project.
- Commonwealth Transportation Board
- Department of Rail and Public Transportation
- Federal Highway Administration
- US 460 Funding Corporation
- Independent Review Panel
- Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships
- US 460 Mobility Partners
- Virginia Department of Transportation
- Virginia Port Authority
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is VDOT’s oversight board, which considers the IRP’s recommendation and makes a recommendation to the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner whether to advance conceptual proposals to phase four of the procurement process and conduct further evaluation and action by VDOT.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s mission is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the commonwealth.
FHWA acts as an active participant in the Project development process and as an observer in VDOT’s evaluation of the Conceptual Proposal(s). FHWA also provides oversight from a federal perspective with respect to funding.
- The US 460 Funding Corporation of Virginia (“the Corporation”) is a nonstock, nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia on August 27, 2012 for the purpose of undertaking the Commonwealth Connector Project. The Corporation’s purposes and activities have been approved by Commonwealth Transportation Board. These activities include but are not limited to obtaining financing in furtherance of such purpose and entering into agreements such as the Comprehensive Agreement, financing agreements entered into on or about the financial close date, design-build contracts, operating agreements and other relevant documents. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven members. Two of such directors serve as ex officio by virtue of their service as Chief Financial Officer of VDOT and the Director of Debt Management of the Virginia Resources Authority. Four directors are appointed by CTB, and the remaining director is appointed by the Virginia Port Authority.
The Independent Review Panel (IRP) is appointed by the Secretary of Transportation and is responsible for evaluating the offeror’s conceptual proposal(s), in accordance with the evaluation criteria set forth in guidelines or the solicitation for conceptual proposals and making recommendations to the CTB.
The Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) for the Commonwealth of Virginia is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide program for Project delivery via the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) of 1995. OTP3 is responsible for the associated Project development and procurement activities for the Commonwealth Connector.
US 460 Mobility Partners, a team composed of Ferrovial Agroman, S.A. and American Infrastructure, was selected as the design-builder for the Commonwealth Connector.
Ferrovial Agroman is the world’s leading private investor in transportation infrastructures, with a workforce of approximately 70,000 employees and operations in more than 15 countries. Ferrovial Agroman is the flagship Ferrovial company heading up the construction division involved in all areas of construction, namely civil works, building and industrial works. Within the context of civil works, the company designs and builds all types of infrastructures such as roads, railways, hydraulic projects, maritime works, hydroelectric works and industrial projects.
American Infrastructure is a vertically integrated, heavy civil construction company and material supplier strategically positioned in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Established as a small hauling company in 1939, the company has grown into a regional leader in the industry, ranked annually in the top three contractors in the market and in the top 150 nationally by Engineering News-Record.
Together the partnership brings world class design, innovation and construction management and planning to this cornerstone design-build project.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state’s roads, bridges and tunnels. VDOT is the sponsoring agency for the Commonwealth Connector.
At the Port of Virginia, we recognize the critical role we play in protecting and enhancing the supply chains of some of the world’s leading employers. The movement of ocean freight should be efficient, cost-effective and reliable to importers and exporters alike. Through the consistent achievement of these measures, the Port of Virginia has been recognized as one of the world’s leading maritime gateways for more than 400 years.