Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Announces New P3 Project to Construct 37 CNG Fueling Stations

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Announces New P3 Project to Construct 37 CNG Fueling Stations

On September 29, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PennDOT”) issued a press release announcing that the Pennsylvania Public-Private Partnership (“P3″) Board approved a project seeking a private partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain compressed natural gas (“CNG”) filling stations at as many as 37 transit facilities throughout the state.  According to PennDOT, the CNG filling stations must be designed to provide CNG for public transportation vehicles as well as for private parties with CNG vehicles.  Once the fueling stations are build and operating, PennDOT will retain an unspecified portion of the fuel sales revenue for use in future capital projects.  The rest of the fuel sales revenue will presumably go directly to the private partner.

The press release indicates that PennDOT will soon issue a Request for Qualifications to solicit interested parties and that PennDOT expects to invite qualified teams to submit proposals as early as next year, with a project team selection coming as early as summer 2015.  Additional information regarding the P3 CNG Fueling Station Project is available at Pennsylvania’s P3 website.

Five Teams Submit Qualifications for P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

Five Teams Submit Qualifications for P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

According to a recent PennDOT press release, five teams have submitted Statements of Qualifications for PennDOT’s public-private partnership (“P3”) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.  The project would help repair or replace at least 500 bridges in Pennsylvania.  You can read more about the five teams and this P3 project here.

PennDOT Issues Changes to Project Office Manual

PennDOT Issues Changes to Project Office Manual

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently issued Change No. 2 to its Project Office Manual, also known as POM. PennDOT’s POM is a compilation of PennDOT policies and procedures relating to the administration and inspection of construction contracts. While the purpose of the POM is to act as a reference guide for PennDOT staff, it is also a useful tool for contractors working on PennDOT projects. Change No. 2 alters over fourteen sections of the POM. You can find a copy of Change No. 2 to POM here. The changes became effective April 25, 2013.