Category Archives: Take Back Infrastructure

Special Report: Diversity/Inclusivity In P3s Is a Work In Progress

Introduction: The $4.9-billion airport people mover at LAX is the largest contract in the Los Angeles’s history and entails what looks to be one of the most ambitious efforts in the U.S. to ensure that local businesses and affected communities … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Special Report: Diversity/Inclusivity In P3s Is a Work In Progress

Diversity: Fluor’s LINXS Team Raises The Bar On Diversity

Fluor Corp’s. Senior Vice President of Operations, Infrastructure Business Line, Gregory J. Amparano, has watched the P3 industry grow over the past 33 years, most closely with large transit projects like Denver Eagle, Purple Line, and now, the automated people … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Diversity: Fluor’s LINXS Team Raises The Bar On Diversity

Diversity: The Promise And Pitfalls Of P3s And Diversity

Bottom line: P3s offer multiple opportunities for DBE involvement in large, important projects that are managed by sophisticated companies who have the funding and long-term commitment to train small businesses and local workers. There can be hundreds of companies and … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Diversity: The Promise And Pitfalls Of P3s And Diversity

Diversity: Dispelling Another P3 Myth, By Dusty Holcombe, VP RS&H, October 2016

In his acceptance message as President of the ARTBA P3 Division for 2016/17, Steve Dewitt astutely noted that education related to the benefits and value of P3s is paramount to the continued growth of the Transportation sector. Toward that same … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Diversity: Dispelling Another P3 Myth, By Dusty Holcombe, VP RS&H, October 2016

Diversity: Proactive Steps Necessary To Address Diversity Gap

By Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor, University of Toronto There is a significant diversity gap amongst the top leaders in the PPP industry. Recently, there has been considerable attention on the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions, and for good reason. … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Diversity: Proactive Steps Necessary To Address Diversity Gap

Diversity: Minority Contractors Want P3 Toll Regulation, Community Benefit Agreements

Writing in the March 19, 2018 edition of ENR, Wendell R. Stemley argues that P3 developers should be required to sign Community Benefits Agreements to mitigate community impacts and to provide specific amenities when they build public projects. To accomplish … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Diversity: Minority Contractors Want P3 Toll Regulation, Community Benefit Agreements

Transportation Policy Review

Further Thoughts on Revenue-Risk Concessions by Robert W. Poole, Jr., Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation This is the third in a series of opinion pieces by Bob Poole and P3 practitioners in which they argue the merits of the … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Transportation Policy Review

Metro Washington Express Lane Network Gets Big Business Endorsement

The Greater Washington Partnership, an influential business group, released a report in mid-May advocating a multimodal solution to congestion in metro Washington, D.C., built around a regionally managed network of tolled express lanes from Baltimore to Richmond, Va. The goal … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Metro Washington Express Lane Network Gets Big Business Endorsement

Balancing Public Policy and Finance in Express Lanes P3s by Ed Regan, Sr VP CDM Smith

We have seen some interesting discussion and debate in recent issues of PWF about the comparative benefits of revenue risk vs. availability payment P3s. Due to their operating methods and significant public policy objectives, this debate may be particularly relevant … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Balancing Public Policy and Finance in Express Lanes P3s by Ed Regan, Sr VP CDM Smith

Academic Perspectives on P3s

Citizen Attitudes Towards Public-Private Partnerships Eric J. Boyer (University of Texas, El Paso) and David M. Van Slyke (Syracuse University). Public-private partnerships (PPP) are often misunderstood by the very public they are intended to serve. In some cases, public misunderstanding … Continue reading

Posted in Take Back Infrastructure | Comments Off on Academic Perspectives on P3s