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Roundtable to Highlight the State Experience with Public-Private Partnerships

Washington, DC, Apr 25 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) will hold a roundtable policy discussion next week on the state experience with P3s.  

There are currently 33 states and one territory with enabling legislation authorizing the use of P3s for transportation projects.  Such enabling legislation varies, including the types of projects authorized, the governance structures, and the degree of project-by-project legislative approval.  The placement of P3 staff within the state government also varies considerably; some states have created separate offices, while others operate within the existing state department of transportation. 

At next week’s roundtable, representatives of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida will discuss their experiences with public-private partnerships and share best practices, including how best to transfer risk, realize cost efficiencies, and protect the public interest.     

The roundtable policy discussion on “The State Experience with Public-Private Partnerships” is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.  This roundtable will be webcast here.

Participants:

  • Mr. Douglas Koelemay, Director, Virginia Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships
  • Mr. Leif A. Dormsjo, Deputy Secretary, Planning & Project Management, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Bryan A. Kendro, Director, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Office of Policy & Public Private Partnerships
  • Mr. Bryan Peters, Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration, Florida Department of Transportation 
  • The Panel on Public-Private Partnerships is chaired by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), and is tasked with examining the use of and opportunities for P3s across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water, and maritime infrastructure.

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