Efficient, safe and well-maintained roadway networks are an essential component of each and every modern society and economy. Roads are essential for the efficient movement of people and goods in both urban and rural markets. An efficient roadway system provides people with access to jobs, education, housing, recreation and economic opportunities. Roads also allow for the efficient distribution of products and commodities within a region. In short, a well functioning roadway network is part of the very life blood of modern economic engines. However, in much of the modern world, inadequate roadway networks have constrained economic growth and opportunity. In many of the world's urban areas, lack of sustainable and coherent urban growth and transportation network planning and policies has also led to severe and worsening congestion problems, which has many associated adverse economic, societal and environmental ailments. Much of the world's roadway networks suffer from lack of adequate investments in maintenance, rehabilitation and expansion. DCS experts can help deploy innovative solutions, technology, expertise and capital to make today's and tomorrow's roadway networks more flexible and efficient, smarter, greener and cleaner.
DCS experts can assist our public and private sector clients in evaluating, planning, financing, developing, constructing, operating and managing non-tolled roadway projects and assets as well as user-fee based motorway/tollway, bridge and tunnel projects assets; availability payment, shadow-tolling, time-of-day/congestion pricing, commercial/heavy vehicle tolling and hybrid road projects and assets; road projects and assets under design-build, design-build-finance, design-build-operate-maintain, design-build-finance-operate-maintain and long-term maintenance contracting models. Our expertise in the road sector includes the full spectrum of contractual/ownership models ranging from conventional public sector to privatizations and all variations of public-private partnership models. Complementing our road sector focus, we also have experience advising on bi-directional/reversible flow lanes; HOV/tolling lanes; commercial vehicle tolling lanes; intelligent transportation systems; barrier-free (open road) tolling systems; multi-modal transportation corridors (road, parking, rail, pipeline); communications tower leasing; fiber optics leasing; media/advertising rights; air rights; service plazas; rest areas; weigh stations; corridor solar, wind & kinetic renewable energy installations; electric vehicle charging networks and related multiple-access infrastructure.
Supplementing our own extensive skill sets, DCS experts also maintain relationships with related road sector project external consultants and participants including: both international and local legal advisors; technical, engineering and environmental/social advisors, economic/market consultants; contractors, vendors and technology providers; strategic and financial equity sponsors; lenders (including commercial lenders, international/development financial institutions (IFIs/DFIs), Export Credit Agencies and Export-Import Banks (ECA/Ex-IMs), institutional lenders, bond funds and investment banks) and credit rating agencies (if applicable). We are always prepared and highly experienced in taking on a lead transaction advisory or project/program management role where we coordinate and manage (in many cases, procure and retain via subcontract) various technical, legal, commercial, tax and other consultants required for the project. On behalf of our clients we are also prepared and accustomed to leading and concluding negotiations with diverse stakeholders such as governmental/public sector or equity sponsors/concessionaires, developers, investors, contractors and venders, lenders, rating agencies and regulators, as may be relevant for a given project.
In the roadways sector, we don't view roads as simply an asset for vehicles to move cargo and people. Roadway corridors are valuable economic assets, with many dimensions, including transportation, economic development, real estate development, land-use, energy, technology and telecommunications elements. Accordingly, we take a multi-dimensional approach to advising our roads sector clients. In most client cases, there may also be a significant nexus between roadway infrastructure facilities and other relevant sectors that we specialize in, such as technology (intelligent transportation systems, barrier-fee (open road) tolling systems, congestion pricing systems, commercial vehicle tolling systems, payments systems, e-charging networks), transportation (interconnected multimodal networks: roads, parking facilities, rail, buses, airports, marine and inland ports; pedestrian & bikeways; pipelines and transmission lines ); telecommunications (communications towers, fiber optic networks), real estate (warehousing & logistical properties, retail service plazas); energy & utilities (solar, wind and kinetic renewable energy installations); oil & gas (corridor petrol stations); E&C (contractors) and heavy industries (heavy equipment, automotive industries and commodities suppliers); logistics, cargo & freight industries and others, as relevant. We are prepared to bring our complementary expertise in these other sectors to our road sector clients, as their specific project may benefit. There may be many collaborative partnership opportunities between diverse companies and public and private service providers, who may also have synergistic objectives and opportunities related to road infrastructure assets and systems. We can help our clients expand the horizons of their project and analyze and understand synergistic economic and commercial impacts related to roadway infrastructure assets and services. This will also help forge potential new innovative partnerships with both private and public sector parties, where significant added-value can be realized.
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