August 2014

Public Works Financing (PWF) is the journal of record for the transportation, water and social infrastructure public-private partnership (PPP) industry in North America.

PWF has been published monthly since 1988 by Editor/Owner—William G. Reinhardt, winner of five national journalism awards spanning 40 years covering infrastructure development.

PWF now has 35 advertisers and is read by 3,500 senior government and private sector executives in the infrastructure project delivery business in North America. The split is 30% public/nonprofit and 70% private. The newsletter is distributed monthly both electronically as a pdf and as a printed black & white newsletter to subscribers who pay $1,197/year private sector, $697/year government.

Current PWF advertisers are: Key Bank; Mayer Brown; Nossaman; Hawkins Delafield; Elias Group; Osler; AIAI; Kiewit Development; Meridiam Infrastructure; Granite Construction; Herzog Contracting; Ferrovial Agroman; Cintra; ACS/Iridium; OHL Concessions; GlobalVia; Sacyr; Abertis; EGIS Projects; China Construction; United Water; Veolia Water; Ernst & Young; KPMG; HDR | InfraConsult; CDM Smith; AECOM Enterprises; Jacobs; HNTB; Parsons Brinckerhoff; Raba Kistner; Louis Berger Group; Lochner MMM; OR Colan.

Together, these firms dominate the P3 market in the U.S. They have successfully closed well over $300 billion worth of road, rail, water and buildings deals worldwide since 1988.

Three ways to advertise in PWF

Full Service:  (1) Run a display ad in the news section up front  (2) List your company’s contacts on the back page “Advertisers Index”  (3) Appear in the “P3 Experts” section of our website, which receives 1,000 hits per month  (4) Place your logo and 140 words describing your P3 experience base in our “Public-Private Services Directory” in the back of each issue.

All are included for a single annual cost of:

  • $40,000 for a one-page display (color and black & white)
  • $26,400 for a one-half page display (color and black & white)
  • $16,800 for a one-quarter page display (color and black & white)
  • Display only $11,297 for a one-quarter page display (color and black & white)

Directory Only: 

Do not run a display ad. Run a Public-Private Services Directory ad in the back of each issue at an annual cost of $7,750. Includes Services (2) and (3) above.

(For details, see Technical Specifications below.)

Three reasons to advertise in Public Works Financing

1. PWF is the most respected news source in the PPP industry

Editor Bill Reinhardt was given the industry’s first-ever “Legacy Award” for lifetime achievement by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association in 2013.

“For 25 years Reinhardt’s reporting has earned him a reputation as an objective, unbiased interpreter of complex project delivery methods, making his publication an indispensable chronicle for anyone involved in P3s,” ARTBA wrote on its blog.


  • Rep. John K. Delaney (D-MD )—“PWF is a must-read for everyone in transportation and infrastructure. Bill Reinhardt is one of the leading voices on transportation policy.”
  • Richard Fierce, Sr. VP, Fluor Corp.—“PWF is the #1, must-read publication in our industry.”
  • Clifford Eby, President, Transportation
, Parsons Brinckerhoff—“A lot of magazines and newsletters have come and gone from my brief case over the years, but PWF remains a consistent must-read.”
  • David Seltzer, Principal, Mercator LLC—“PWF is “the journal of record for our industry.”

2. PWF supports the PPP industry’s public education efforts

At its expense, PWF organizes, sponsors and webcasts “town-gown” discussions among the industry’s leading academics and P3 practitioners—state infrastructure agencies, developers, investors, rating agencies and advisors—to build closer relationships between the various participants in order to advance use of the PPP model in the U.S.

Our business philosophy for 25 years has been that a rising tide lifts all boats. We see our role as:

Helping to inform public-sector leaders of the value of the PPP delivery model. We send complimentary copies of PWF monthly to:

  • The governors and staff of the National Governors Association’s transportation committee
  • All state transportation secretaries
  • The chairs of all state legislative committees overseeing transportation issues
  • U.S. congressional committee staffers
  • 50 big-city mayors and their chiefs of staff
  • All students, upon their request

Consistently meeting the industry’s demand for accurate, timely and fully objective reporting, and concise, clear writing.

Closely following project opportunities and procurement results at all levels of government.

Reporting in depth on the teaming strategies, technical innovations, financial engineering, and construction challenges involved in successful PPP procurements.

Our website ( contains an extensive, free library of PPP market data, academic research, government reports, congressional testimony and case studies covering transportation, water and social infrastructure markets.

We also provide detailed project reports on every major U.S. and Canadian PPP that has been financed and built since 1988. These are available from our International Major Projects Database, which is based on information provided to PWF by PPP developers, government sources and first-person reporting.

3. The PPP industry supports PWF

PWF is the only U.S.-owned news outlet in the PPP space. It is the best source of informed, objective analysis of alternative delivery models. It is reported and written with clarity and accuracy to serve executive-level decision makers.

PPP industry leaders have responded with their strong support of PWF.  Of our current advertisers, 19 have marketed their services in PWF for over 10 years (eight of them for over 15 years and four for 20 years.) Our readership has grown every year since 1988.

 Technical Specifications

For the print version of PWF, please send pdf files of your display ads and logos with all fonts embedded. Please send all display ad and logo graphics in both color and print-ready black & white. Color ads will be inserted in an electronic, emailed version of each monthly issue. The black & white graphics will appear in our printed version.

Display Ad Dimensions

  • Full-page: 9 ½ inches high by 7 inches wide
  • One-half page4 ½ inches high x 7-inches wide across two columns (horizontal format only.)
  • One-quarter page: 4 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches (horizontal or vertical)

Public-Private Services Directory

Directory Logo:  size is 3 ½ wide by 5/8 inches or smaller

Directory text: should be sent as a text-only MSWord text file (no formatting) of about 100 words.

For example:

Established in 1884, Kiewit is one of the largest construction organizations in North America leveraging a network of more than 50 offices to develop a respected multifaceted business presence across North America. With a staff of management, technical, financial, commercial and legal experts dedicated to successfully delivering P3 projects, our success is based on the trust that we have built with government officials, stakeholders and the financial community. As a recognized leader in design-build and P3 project development, Kiewit combines extraordinary financial credibility and extensive resources with a creative, solution-oriented approach to ensure a predictable outcome of success for our clients.

Contact: Joe Wingerter, Director of P3 Project Development, Kiewit Corp. (402) 943-1329, or James Bennett, Director Project Development, Kiewit Canada Development Co., (647) 453-5719,

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Please contact William G. Reinhardt, Editor/Publisher

Public Works Financing newsletter

227 Elmer St., Westfield, NJ 07090

Office: (908) 654-6572 / cell (908) 577-8411

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