Michael Weaver manages the firm’s efforts in providing direction and assistance on federal and state legislative issues and administrative policies affecting the transportation industry. He has worked for billionaire Ross Perot’s companies since 1987.
He has particular expertise in infrastructure financing mechanisms such as toll roads, user fees, demand management, and other innovative financing mechanisms. Michael has successfully proposed the establishment of transportation corporations and public-private initiatives to leverage limited public infrastructure funds, and has directed the implementation of over $6.0 billion of public-private infrastructure projects.
He has drafted and secured passage of a significant number of pieces of federal legislation and adoption of administrative policies and rules affecting the transportation industry and governmental agencies. Three U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairmen have asked Michael to draft special language in three transportation reauthorization bills.
Mr. Weaver directed the creation of Texas’ first Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) and served as the RMA’s Interim Director during its first formative year, and negotiated one of the State’s first pass-through finance agreements and to date has negotiated $650 million in reimbursements from the State of Texas in pass-through finance programs. He directed the development of over $350 million in infrastructure funding based on tax increment financing for public-private partnerships among city, county and private developers and currently manages various county road bond and pass-through finance programs representing over $1.2 billion in improvements.
Michael also counsels clients on design, roadway alignment, and right-of-way determination and acquisition process for state and federally funded transportation projects. He represents both regulatory agencies and landowners in the development of administrative rules and regulations, ordinances, and special district legislation/creation.