Transportation and Infrastructure

Overview

Public agencies considering transportation and infrastructure projects require legal advice on issues that are complex, fact-specific and time-sensitive. Given this, our clients rely heavily on Meyers Nave’s unique capability to represent them on all aspects of their projects.

Our Transportation and Infrastructure Practice Group draws on the experience of our attorneys in a wide range of practice areas to fully support our clients. This interdisciplinary team has built extraordinary relationships with public and private entities responsible for the development, upgrading and maintenance of significant transportation and infrastructure projects, including ports and airports, roadways, freeways and interchanges, regional transportation plans, transit-oriented development, and public-private partnerships (P3) in California.

Importantly, Meyers Nave has extensive experience with the regulatory landscape impacting transportation and infrastructure plans in which agencies and their legal advisors must address a slew of funding, permitting and environmental review requirements.

Transportation agencies and multi-jurisdictional transportation agencies we have advised include the Port of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAX), the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, the Bay Area Rapid Transit  District (BART), and the Sacramento Regional Transit District.

Subpractices

  • Meyers Nave attorneys advise clients on a multitude of airports issues, including federal aviation law, municipal/government law, business transactions, personnel and labor matters, professional services, construction issues, international alliances, environmental and land use issues, disadvantaged/local business issues, and law enforcement/security matters.

  • Our attorneys have been at the forefront of the development of law relating to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it relates to land use and transportation projects. We are fully knowledgeable about the requirements of California Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) and Senate Bill 375 (SB 375). With respect to AB 32, we provide ongoing advice and analysis on CARB regulations to reduce GHG emissions; standards for measuring and reporting emissions; and the development and adoption of the Scoping Plan.

  • From the development of port planning strategies to its implementation and the resolution of any legal challenges, we have talented and experienced attorneys who can skillfully navigate through every aspect of the legal landscape.

  • Smart, sustainable development starts with policy decisions and a strong legal framework.  At the intersection of transportation policy and city planning sits transit-oriented development, extending a promise of more livable communities.  But this promise comes with a trade-off: it requires a major shift in planning philosophy and methodology, and therefore also in the legal framework that underpins local, regional and state planning.

  • Our attorneys are familiar with the primary transportation funding sources associated with the Federal Transit Administration and the California Transit Authority.