Pennsylvania reopens P3 application period for innovative projects
Pennsylvania – In its ongoing effort to work with the private sector on transportation projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) reopened its unsolicited proposal application period from April 1-30.
The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects, infrastructure, and services. During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.
Unsolicited proposals are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. April 30. PennDOT holds an unsolicited proposal period in April and October each year.
The private sector also may submit applications for non-PennDOT-owned assets directly to the P3 board during this time. Transportation entities outside of the governor’s jurisdiction, such as transit authorities and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, may establish their own timelines or accept proposals year-round.
The state’s P3 law allows PennDOT and other transportation authorities and commissions to partner with private companies to participate in delivering, maintaining, and financing transportation-related projects.