Tour one of the largest surface transportation public-private partnerships in the country. The 66 Express Outside the Beltway project team will host a limited number of conference attendees for a two-hour bus tour of the $3.7 billion transformative 22.5-mile multi-modal mega-project featuring two new express lanes both eastbound and westbound alongside three reconstructed general-purpose lanes. Opened to traffic in November 2022, the 66 Express features seamless pavement, dedicated access ramps, 11 miles of shared-use path paralleling I-66, and sufficient median space for constructing future transit infrastructure. An advanced dynamic-tolling system will monitor current volume and adjust rates in real-time, managing demand and keeping traffic moving at all times. Tour participants will also visit the operations and traffic management center and experience a first-hand look at the project.
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Please join fellow AIAI members and public sector guests for light fare, cocktails and dessert.
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Join industry leaders for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of public agencies evaluating P3s. This pre-summit session is designed for owners beginning to explore P3s, to help you understand where P3s can be applicable; and how they can save money and time when dealing with upgrades, repairs, and maintenance. Learn when P3s do or do not make sense, and what major considerations need to be made once choosing this route, in particular the crucial first steps.
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In a complex project delivery environment with an increasing number of stakeholders, the role of the project champion is more important than ever. This panel of experienced project champions discuss managing the Politics, Policies, and Processes in order to achieve successful P3 project outcomes.
The I-66 Express fully opened to traffic ahead of schedule in December 2023. In this panel, we will share perspectives from the owner, key federal agencies, and the private developer, answering questions such as: What does it take to deliver a multi-billion-dollar P3 successfully? What distinguishes this project from past P3 projects? What key aspects of the project were instrumental in the on-time delivery? In addition, panelists will examine difficulties that arose and areas of potential improvement.
This session will focus on the financial aspects of a P3 and examine the use of PABS, TIFIA, taxable debt, and other financing tools.
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Public transit agencies realized historically low revenues due to ridership declines during the pandemic. Some agencies leverage the value of their real estate to help fund transit operations through joint development. While ridership has slowly increased post-COVID, the commercial real estate market has been stifled by increasing interest rates, construction and labor costs, tighter underwriting criteria, and declines in office demand, among other factors. This panel includes leaders of transit agencies, municipalities, and their consultants who will discuss how they have adapted to these challenges to advance infrastructure and joint development projects.
How do you facilitate efficient, effective, and socially responsible infrastructure here in the US? Join AIAI’s Thomas Sherman and Syracuse alum, Steve Charney, Managing Director of Peckar and Abramson as they share their thoughts on the need for educational programs, research, and public engagement to achieve success in infrastructure delivery. They will discuss how these programs enable innovative thinking and normalize P3s as an opportunity to achieve lasting economic benefits, equitable solutions and thriving communities.
There are certain business considerations that a government must review before starting the P3 process. We will discuss the elements that should be considered as the public agency builds out the business case for a P3. In addition, panelists will share ways to effectively communicate the business case to the community at large.
This panel discussion will take a deep dive into the first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of College Park and University of Maryland (UMD). Through the partnership, the City and UMD successfully assembled property and built a jointly owned building that houses a new City Hall, street-level retail and UMD offices. This partnership illustrates the power of city-university collaboration (a Public-Public Partnership) and can serve as a model for other cities to follow. We will explore key elements that enabled the partnership to flourish and share ideas on how others might establish similar partnerships.
The basis of all good public-private partnerships is in the structuring of the deal and the management/oversight of the contract and efficient financing. During this session, both public and private sector experts will discuss the basic and best practices for P3 deal structuring. They will also share their views on the best practices for contract management for the long-term success of a P3.
With billions already spent, and billions more on the way, industry experts discuss how both State and Local governments are getting into the Broadband game to solve their communities' connectivity challenges.
We’ll address the types of risk, and best practices for allocation and mitigation to ensure project success.
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Take a closer look at opportunities to increase new attainable and affordable housing supply through partnership and what is required to maximize outcomes. Learn how these projects support ESG strategies through capacity building, community benefits, environmental outcomes, and local workforce development.
Join us at this special evening networking receptions for all attendees. Enjoy drinks and light fare while meeting with exhibitors, speakers, and conference delegates.
Experts will examine the benefits of long-term operations and maintenance using the P3 structure to mitigate project risks. This boot camp will cover how P3 counterparties allocate and price risk and how approaching the topic of O&M early on drives value and appropriately addresses the asset’s long-term goals. This conversation is designed for audience engagement and dialogue is encouraged, so bring your questions!
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How can the nation effectively use P3s to deliver infrastructure? Join industry thought leaders as they share their insights on opportunities for growth, emerging sectors of interest and potential challenges to achieving the full potential of the P3 Market.
In this panel, infrastructure experts will examine how certain state and local governments and private sector developers are at the forefront in utilizing the P3 model to achieve decarbonization goals.
This panel will examine the key issues that public agencies must consider when conducting a project procurement - structuring the agreement, conducting a fair and competitive procurement process, and negotiating a final agreement that is transparent and protects the public interest.
Recent projects have exposed the challenges and barriers to entry for MWBE firms and owners looking to achieve DEI goals. This dialogue will highlight how creative solutions implemented though a P3 program can turn challenges into opportunities and truly address diversity and equity in infrastructure. This will be an interactive discussion and panelists will address the impact these projects have especially for diverse communities and businesses.
Following the devastation from Hurricane Maria in 2017, the island of Puerto Rico faced significant challenges to rebuild. The Government of Puerto Rico created the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3) as a counterparty to FEMA to streamline the recovery process and get access to funding for vital infrastructure upgrades. They have been able to leverage the lessons they have learned through this rebuilding process to achieve great success on highway and electric grid P3 projects. They look to build on that success with a number of promising P3 projects in the pipeline. Fermin Fontanes from PRP3A and Manuel A.J Laboy Rivera from COR3 will discuss how Puerto Rico has become a leader in disaster recovery and how some of the best practices they have learned through these challenges can be applied by owners who find themselves with similar difficulties following natural disasters.
Building a successful procurement and delivering a project demands the right partners. When running a P3 procurement, the public sector project manager could potentially spend more time with your advisors than you will with your own family, so you need to pick your advisor carefully. In this session we explore the core skillsets and areas of expertise you'll want to engage as you move your project forward.
With co-presenters from the Veterans Administration, donors and development teams, this session will examine how private healthcare design processes can influence VA medical projects. Presenters will illuminate processes and outcomes from two trailblazing projects: the VA Ambulatory Care Center project in Omaha, Nebraska, and the VA Hospital in Tulsa (VHiT). The CHIP-IN for Veterans Act of 2016 allowed VA hospitals to take advantage innovations commonly used in private-sector projects, including performance specifications, modern QA/QC processes, and strategic partnerships such as P3s. Both projects are saving the Government time and money supporting critical facilities serving Veterans in the region.
With the widely acclaimed Fargo Moorhead Project well underway, the Army Corps of Engineers continues to add to its pipeline of future P3 Projects. Join officials from the agency and industry experts as they discuss some of the nation's most complex water infrastructure challenges and how the P3 model can help solve them.
Water Infrastructure is becoming an increasingly complicated resource around the country. How can P3s and federal programs such as WIFIA help deliver complex water projects? This panel will explore how, in combination with conservation and policy, this innovative nature of P3 is sparking new conversations about delivering water in an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally conscious manner.
As America's Mayors know, "all infrastructure is local." Hear city leaders discuss how they navigate partnerships with federal and state governments, and also bring their communities on board to solve their cities' challenges.