Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

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Georgia Passes New Social P3 Legislation

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law new public-private partnership (P3) legislation, the Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act (SB 59) (the Act) on May 5, 2015. The Act allows state and local...more

6/3/2015 - Governor Deal New Legislation P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships State and Local Government

Bill Would Create New Category of Tax-Exempt Bonds, Tax Credits for P3 Projects

On May 4, 2015, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking minority member Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, and Senator John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, introduced legislation entitled the "Move America Act of 2015,"...more

5/7/2015 - Infrastructure P3s Proposed Legislation Public-Private Partnerships Senate Finance Committee Tax Credits Tax-Exempt Bonds

Obama’s Proposed 2016 Budget Seeks To Address Infrastructure Needs

The Obama administration's proposed 2016 budget, released on February 2, 2015, reflects the administration's commitment to finding ways to finance the country’s growing infrastructure requirements. The 2016 budget includes...more

2/9/2015 - Bond Financing Bonds Educational Institutions Federal Budget Infrastructure Obama Administration Public Projects

President Announces New Build America Initiatives; Introduces New Type of Municipal Bond

President Obama recently announced the latest steps federal agencies are taking to better incorporate private sector capital and expertise in improving the nation’s infrastructure. The announcement comes six months after the...more

1/22/2015 - Barack Obama Build America Investment Initiative Infrastructure Municipal Advisers Municipal Bonds Public-Private Partnerships

New P3 Legislation To Take Effect in Washington, D.C.

A new law intended to encourage more widespread use of public-private partnerships (P3s) in the District of Columbia is set to become a reality in the coming weeks. The Public-Private Partnership Act of 2014 (P3 Act) was...more

1/22/2015 - Local Ordinance New Legislation P3s Public Procurement Policies Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Request for Proposals

Congress Passes Highway Funding Bill; Includes Pension Funding Relief

Last week, Congress gave final approval to a $10.8 billion bill that will keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the busy summer construction season. While this short-term “patch” offers some relief, it is now...more

8/4/2014 - Appropriations Bill Highway Trust Fund Highways Infrastructure Legislative Agendas New Legislation Pensions

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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