Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Ballard Spahr LLP

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President Obama Seeks To Expand Market for P3 Transportation Projects

As part of his ongoing effort to urge Congress to address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs, President Obama recently announced the signing of an executive order creating the Build America Investment Initiative (the...more

7/24/2014 - Department of Transportation Infrastructure P3s Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships

Water Resources Legislation Could Lead to Increase of U.S. Water P3s

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The statute begins to address ways to fund the billions of dollars necessary to update the country’s drinking water...more

6/16/2014 - Barack Obama Drinking Water Federal Funding Financing Funding Infrastructure Inland Waterways Public Financing Public-Private Partnerships Tax Exemptions US Army Corps of Engineers Water Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act WRRDA

PA Transportation Funding Bill Brings Unprecedented Investment to Infrastructure

Thursday night, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a comprehensive transportation bill to fund roads, bridges, mass transit, rail freight, ports, and airports over the next five years. Governor Tom Corbett is expected...more

11/25/2013 - Infrastructure Public Projects Public Transit

U.S. Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

Hoping to address billions of dollars of necessary water infrastructure maintenance and improvements, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on May 15, 2013....more

5/21/2013 - Proposed Legislation Water Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Water Resources Development Act

Maryland Passes P3 Legislation

Legislation encouraging the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to address Maryland’s growing infrastructure needs has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor O’Malley with bipartisan...more

4/9/2013 - Infrastructure New Legislation P3s Public-Private Partnerships

President Obama Proposes Plan To Encourage Private Investment in Infrastructure

President Obama recently announced the Rebuild America Partnership plan (RAPP), a bipartisan effort focused on rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure and driving economic growth. Through RAPP, the President proposes to...more

4/5/2013 - Barack Obama Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships Rebuild America Partnership Plan

Water Infrastructure Loan Program Reintroduced in Congress

On February 25, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) reintroduced legislation authorizing federal water infrastructure projects and creating a federal loan program modeled after the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and...more

3/5/2013 - Bonds FEMA Infrastructure Proposed Legislation Water Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act

P3 Solution for Pennsylvania Bridge Repairs Must Wait for Transportation Plan To Pass

Bryan Kendro, director of the Office of Policy and Public Private Partnerships for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), told InfraAmericas that repair of many of the state’s bridges could be structured as...more

2/14/2013 - Bridges Department of Transportation Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships

Can New Jersey Bank On the Infrastructure Bank?

The Northeast relies heavily on transportation for its day-to-day functions. Increasingly unpredictable climate changes, dense population, and rapidly aging infrastructure have made the ability to secure financial resources...more

2/12/2013 - Banks Department of Transportation Funding Funding Options Infrastructure Loans Natural Gas Repairs Transportation Expenses

Pennsylvania's P3 Implementation Manual: An Overview

On January 9, 2013, the Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Board (P3 Board) approved the Implementation Manual for Solicited and Unsolicited Projects (Implementation Manual), which provides highly...more

1/11/2013 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

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