Prepared by: U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
The Major Projects Team is assisting the FHWA Divisions with stewardship and oversight activities for 69 major projects (each with a total cost greater than $500 million) and 3 Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (TIFIA) projects (each with a total cost less than $500 million).
The following major projects were completed in FY 2008:
The Major Projects Team continued to track cost estimates and scheduled completion dates for 28 major projects that have Financial Plans. Currently 22, or 79 percent of the projects, are within 2 percent of the previous year budgets and 24, or 86 percent of the projects, are within 2 percent of the previous year's scheduled completion dates.
The Initial Financial Plans for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.
The Financial Plan Annual Updates for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.
The Major Projects Team continued coordinating the project management certificate program with the FHWA Human Resources Office to train current and potential major project oversight managers in the FHWA Division Offices. As of the end of FY 2008, 56 FHWA employees have received their Associate Certificates.
The Major Projects Team staffed an exhibit booth at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, DC. Displays of existing major projects and the latest guidance for the management of major projects were available.
The Major Projects Team and the National Highway Institute completed the development of a 2-day National Highway Institute Course called "Addressing Uncertainty in Cost Estimating."
The Major Projects Team provided software to the Texas and Florida Division Offices for use in risk-based probabilistic cost reviews for major projects.
Risk-based probabilistic cost reviews were conducted for the following projects:
A status report was presented to then FHWA Administrator Capka for the following major projects:
These status reports were made available to all FHWA Division Offices through videoconferencing.
A member of the Major Projects Team continued to participate as Secretary on the AASHTO Technical Committee on Cost Estimating.
The Major Projects Team delivered Financial Plan training for the California Division Office and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
The Major Projects Team received and accepted Lessons Learned reports from the following projects:
A listing of the status of all current active major projects is attached.