Attendees at the conference will deepen their understanding of the key principles behind P3s and other alternative delivery methods, and the role they can play in delivering essential transportation, health, defense, social and water infrastructure projects.
WSP addresses challenges in the public sector through innovative planning and design, extensive knowledge of federal permitting processes, and a unique understanding of alternative delivery methods.
John Porcari, WSP USA’s president of advisory services and former secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and current Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, November 29, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. They will discuss Maryland’s recently announced $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan, the largest highway P3 in North America, which will reduce congestion for millions of drivers on three major state highways.
“With our infrastructure in a state of disrepair and government coffers, federal and state, facing constant shortfalls, P3s offer the opportunity to get projects funded and built,” Mr. Porcari noted.
Other WSP technical experts presenting on a range of P3-related topics include:
Sallye Perrin, Senior Vice President and National Director for P3s
P3 101 Breakfast Workshop with the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure, Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
P3 Questions and Answers Discussion Session, Thursday, November 30, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Manisha Patel, Associate Director, Environmental Policy Practice
Roundtable #5: Best Practices for Environmental Permits and Reviews, Wednesday, November 29, 11:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Highway Right-of-Way: Sustainable P3 Applications, Thursday, November 30, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Jack Basso, Senior Advisor
Reform Federal Budget Scoring Rules, Wednesday, November 29, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Denise Turner Roth, Senior Advisor
Asset Recycling – A Closer Look, Wednesday, November 29, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Jodie Misiak, Service Area Manager, Strategic Initiatives for Alternative Delivery
Potential Federal Incentives for States to Adopt the P3 Model, Thursday, November 30
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Steve Paquette, President, Water and Environment
The Upward Track for Water P3s, Thursday, November 30, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Mike Flood, National Resiliency Lead
The Role of P3s in Resilience Projects, Thursday, November 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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