Private sector proposals sought for Pa. transportation projects

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Updated Oct 9, 2017

Pennsylvania Welcome SignThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is calling on the private sector for innovative transportation projects.

PennDOT says it will accept unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through October 31.

“The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure,” a PennDOT news release says. “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.”

The agency’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships will also accept applications for non-PennDOT-owned assets.

For details on how to submit a proposal, click here.

The seven-member Public Private Transportation Partnership Board examines and approves potential public-private transportation projects. If the board determines a state operation would be more cost-effective being administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to submit a proposal and sign a contract to take over that operation for a set period, the PennDOT says.

The next unsolicited proposal period will be in April. To learn more about P3 in Pennsylvania, go to