Prince George’s Schools P3 progresses

Schools chief to host town hall on plans following backing from council

Dr Monica Goldson, chief executive of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland, is to host a town all event today to answer questions about the organization’s planned P3 program.

The event follows approval of the plans in a vote by Prince George’s County Council late last week, after the original vote had been postponed to give more time to evaluate the proposals.

In the Thursday vote, council members backed the delivery of the new schools through P3 by eight to three.

The decision means the project can now move forward and enter into exclusive negotiations with frontrunner Prince George’s County Education and Community Partners (a consortium comprising Fengate, Gilbane, Stantec and Honeywell).

Meanwhile, in Montgomery County, also in Maryland, concerns have been raised over plans to deliver the I-270 and Capital Beltway scheme via a P3 model, following the problems currently being faced by the Purple Line light rail P3.