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Public-Private Partnerships Panel Hearing to Focus on Highways and Transit Projects

Washington, DC, Feb 28 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee special panel focusing on public-private partnerships (P3s) will hold a hearing next week focusing on the role P3s play in the delivery of highway and transit projects.  

The Panel on Public-Private Partnerships is chaired by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), and U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) serves as the ranking member.  The panel is tasked with examining the use of and opportunities for public-private partnerships (P3s) across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water, and maritime infrastructure.  Over the last few years, P3s have helped address some of the United States’ significant need for highway and transit improvements, and next week’s hearing will examine some of those projects.

The hearing, entitled “Overview of Public-Private Partnerships in Highway and Transit Projects,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Mr. Joseph Kile, Assistant Director for Microeconomic Studies, Congressional Budget Office
  • Mr. James M. Bass, Interim Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Phillip Washington, General Manager, Regional Transportation District
  • Mr. Richard A. Fierce, Senior Vice President, Fluor; on behalf of Associated General Contractors of America
  • More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and link to live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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