Valuation and Compensation for Accommodating Utility and Communications Installations in Public Rights of Way

The objective of this research is to identify best practices and prepare guidelines for state departments of transportation ( DOTs) on how to evaluate and charge for the accommodation of utility and communication installations on public ROW. The guidelines shall at least include a comparison of fees, leasing, and in-kind trading used by a majority of state DOTs. Reasons for the variance in fees, valuation methods, and other factors will be analyzed to explain the variation in approaches taken by state DOTs, and will be standardized and normalized so that the comparisons are evaluated in like terms. The guidance should provide state DOTs the means and approaches necessary to execute a fee or leasing schedule for occupancy both for general utilities and for telecommunications facilities.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 15-70

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Jared, David

  • Start Date: 20200914
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707673
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 15-70
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2019 3:17PM