Two Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals will be Submitted for P3Board Approval
Pennsylvania’s Office of Public Private Partnerships has announced that it has received six unsolicited proposals for transportation projects, two of which will be considered by the P3 board this fall.
In early May, PennDOT announced that it was accepting proposals from the private sector on innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. While six proposals were received, the department recommended that two projects be considered by the P3 board at their meeting in September. These projects offered innovative solutions and opportunities for PennDOT to partner with the private sector.
One of the proposals that will be sent to the P3 board was submitted by Paoli-based Site Acquisition Services, Inc. Their proposal calls for working with PennDOT to identify and market PennDOT-controlled structures such as bridges, signs, buildings and maintenance facilities where wireless antennas and related equipment can be attached. The company would then market those opportunities to wireless service providers that may find those locations desirable to improve signals in the surrounding areas. PennDOT would receive a “rental fee” for the use of its facilities.
The other proposal being sent to the P3 board is from Bentley Systems, Inc., in Exton. Their proposal calls for PennDOT to replace its aging Automated Permit Routing Analysis System (APRAS), used to issue special hauling permits, with the company’s commercially available turn-key system already deployed in neighboring states.
Board approval would allow the department to proceed with advertising a Request for Proposals (RFP) based on the concepts in the unsolicited proposal.
The RFP process will ensure any products or services are competitively purchased and achieve maximum value for the state and its taxpayers.
In addition to the two proposals moving for board consideration, PennDOT has recommended conducting more detailed studies on two other proposals. One proposal calls for the installation of a secure, high-speed wireless network along 200 miles of navigable waterways in western Pennsylvania. PennDOT also recommended a more detailed study on a proposal to construct a new Capital Area Transit maintenance facility.
Two proposals were not selected for action because they lacked necessary research to demonstrate their feasibility or because details were not specific.
In September 2012, Corbett signed into law the Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, which authorized P3 projects in Pennsylvania. This law allows PennDOT and other transportation authorities and commissions to partner with private companies to participate in delivering, maintaining and financing transportation-related projects.
Dell Laptop Computer,
with DVD player, Windows 7
Junit Brand Ladies' Coat,
size L, new, never worn, white,
grey and white faux fur lining, $50
2001 Chevy Impala Rotors,
1 set - (reduced) $40
Lemax Christmas Village,
for under tree or...
WIN through Friday the 13th if you know
The Answer Is Always
You can win your choice of
a Mens' or Ladies' Citizens Watch
Listen to The 11th Hour through Friday December 13th
call Doug at 944-9420 when he asks a question
Monday December 2nd
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Tuesday December 3rd
Guest Cohost David Ickes
Wednesday December 4th
Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg - Holiday Tech
PLUS: Are you a local inventor who would be interested in