The Draft Availability Payment Concessions P3 Model Contract Guide is now available for review under Federal Register Docket Number FHWA-2014-0006. A separate chapter on Labor Best Practices recommended by the U.S. Department of Labor has also been added to the Docket and is available for review as well. This chapter will be incorporated into the final versions of the AP and user toll concession guides, both of which share the same docket number. Comments are due by October 29, 2015.
Read the Federal Register Notice (October 8, 2015)
Read the Draft Availability Payment Concessions P3 Model Contract Guide
Read the Draft Chapter on Labor Best Practices
Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (type "FHWA-2014-0006" into search engine)
The FHWA is producing separate guides for the two most common agreements for concessionaire compensation: user tolls and availability payments (APs). For the purpose of obtaining public comment, the Toll Concessions Guide was divided into two parts. The first part, addressing the highest profile ("Core") provisions, was published in final form on September 10, 2014. The second part (the "Addendum"), addressing additional substantive provisions, was published in draft form on January 16, 2015. The FHWA will finalize the Addendum after it receives comments on the Labor Best Practices chapter, which will be incorporated into the Toll Concession Guide as well as the Availability Payment Guide.