Key Industry Associations focused on Public Private Partnerships Gather in DC to Collaborate on Pressing Issues
Washington, DC, November 2, 2016 – A group of pro-P3 industry associations, interest groups and think tanks met in Washington, DC on October 12th to open a dialogue about Federal infrastructure policy as it relates to P3s. The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI) served as the voluntary coordinator for the working luncheon. The goals of the meeting were to understand each organization’s focus regarding P3 issues and identify common areas where everyone could collaborate.
The group discussed the merits of P3s, as a means to address infrastructure challenges plaguing the US, and focused on promoting P3s to address the critical infrastructure deficit. Key takeaways from the meeting included the collaboration on two timely communiques from the group. The first would be to key Senate and House committees seeking support for PABs legislation and WIFIA funding. The second letter is intended for the transition team of the winner of the Presidential election, asking for support for innovative policies to help boost the use of P3s.
Organizations currently participating in the Coalition include: AASHTO; ACEC; AGC; AIAI; APTA; ARTBA; ASCE; IBTTA; NAWC; NCPPP; NSSGA; PBBC; T2; the US Chamber of Commerce; and the Bipartisan Policy Center. AIAI Executive Director John Parkinson stated, “I look forward to continuing to work alongside the many pro-P3 organizations, helping ensure that P3s are an integral part of the conversation as policy-makers debate and discuss the nation’s infrastructure policy.”
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AIAI – the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure is a non-profit education and advocacy group formed to help shape the direction of the national Public-Private Partnership marketplace. Together, we move P3s forward. To learn more about AIAI, visit www.aiai-infra.org. For more information on AIAI, its initiatives and upcoming events, please email Lisa Buglione, Director of Operations, at lbuglione@AIAI-infra.org.