PennDOT accepting unsolicited proposals

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector.

PennDOT's Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is accepting proposals through to October 31.

The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure. During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports.

Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs. Private parties may also submit applications for non-PennDOT-owned assets directly to the P3 board during this time.

Transportation entities outside of the governor's jurisdiction, such as transit authorities, may establish their own timelines or accept proposals year-round.

The next unsolicited proposal period will occur in April.

In July, the state’s Public Private Transportation Partnership Board approved two new projects covering the water and transportation sector.