PennDOT is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through July 31. The submission of unsolicited proposals was delayed three months due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
“We appreciate the industry’s understanding of our decision to postpone the April solicitation period, and are looking forward to reviewing the solicitations we receive this month,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said.
The private sector can submit transportation upgrades for PennDOT-owned property for a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. A seven-member Public Private Transportation Partnership Board will then examine and determine if the projects can proceed.
If the board determines a project will be more cost-effectively administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to submit a proposal and enter into a contract to either completely or partially take over that operation for a defined period of time. The next unsolicited proposal acceptance period will occur in October.