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What We Can Learn from PennDOT's Award of the First Rapid Bridge Replacement P3 Project

Posted in Infrastructure, Pennsylvania
Background In the first significant public private partnership (“P3”) infrastructure project in Pennsylvania, PennDOT recently selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (“Plenary Walsh”) for award of the Rapid Bridge Replacement program. Under the P3 agreement, Plenary Walsh is required to demolish 558 bridges in various states of disrepair throughout Pennsylvania and to construct new bridges in… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Passes Public-Private Partnership (P3) Law

Posted in Infrastructure, Jason Tomasulo, Pennsylvania
By: Jason C. Tomasulo Governor Corbett recently signed legislation to encourage the financing and investment by private industry aimed at addressing Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure needs, lack of adequate funding, and anticipated growing funding gap. Pennsylvania has over 5,000 structurally deficient bridges (the most in the nation) and thousands of miles of roads in poor condition.… Continue Reading

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Among the Top Cities to Employ Green Infrastructure to Address Stormwater Challenges

Posted in Green Building, Infrastructure, Jennifer Horn, Lori Azzara, Pennsylvania
By: Lori Wisniewski Azzara and Jennifer M. Horn As a follow up to its 2006 report, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has issued a new report – Rooftops to Rivers II – that provides case studies for 14 geographically diverse cities that employ green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater challenges. These leading cities, which… Continue Reading

President Obama Selects 14 Infrastructure Projects for Fast-Track

Posted in Infrastructure, New Construction
By: Jason Tomasulo A number of outlets including Infrastructure Investor and the Washington Post are reporting the announcement by the Obama Administration of 14 projects that will be expedited through the permitting and environmental review processes. Several of the projects are located on the East Coast including: A new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Rail System Receives $6.8M Grant

Posted in Infrastructure, Maryland, Pennsylvania
With Marcellus Shale natural gas continuing to grow in demand, it has become increasingly important to update the rail systems used to transport the product. With this in mind, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on April 18, 2011, announced a $6.8M grant to update the rail systems in four Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale counties, which include:… Continue Reading

Transportation Becoming a Priority in PA and NJ

Posted in Infrastructure, Jobs, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
On September 6, 2010, President Barack Obama proposed a six-year, $50 billion plan to rebuild the nation’s highways, railways and airport runways. Obama’s plan includes rebuilding 150,000 miles of roads, construction and maintenance of 4,000 miles of railway – enough tracks to span the continent — and rehabilitation or reconstruction of 150 miles of airport… Continue Reading