September 27, 2012

Pa. Gov. signs public-private partnerships bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett ceremonially signed a bill Wednesday that authorizes public-private partnerships (P3) for transportation initiatives in the commonwealth. These partnerships have the potential to strengthen the infrastructure of Pennsylvania and create jobs for Pennsylvanians, according to a statement issued by the Governor's office.

The Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, authorizes public-private transportation projects in the commonwealth, allowing PennDOT and other transportation authorities and commissions to partner with private companies to participate in the delivery, maintenance and financing of transportation-related projects.

The act provides for a seven-member Public Private Transportation Partnership Board to examine and approve potential public-private transportation projects. If the board determines a state operation would be more cost-effectively administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to either completely or partially take over that  operation.

“Our newly created board will look over the proposal and, if the numbers make sense for the taxpayers, we will allow that private entity to take on the job of administering the project,” Corbett said. “People are already taxed too much, so the question is, how can we reduce the overall cost so we can deliver more services with what we have? P3 opens the door to that solution.”

The board is comprised of the Secretary of Transportation as chairperson, the Secretary of the Budget, one member appointed by the governor and four members appointed by the General Assembly.

RELATED ARTICLE: Be sure to read, "Steps to Help Transit Systems Get On the Road to Financial Viability."

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - April 2013

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • BRT Survey: Coordination Construction Top Challenges
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells Gather Steam as Viable Fleet Option
  • Alternative Project Delivery Opens Doors to Innovation
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue