Law360 - May 23, 2016
By: Dan Packel
Law360, Philadelphia (May 23, 2016, 9:31 PM ET) -- Almost four years after enacting legislation enabling public-private partnerships for transportation projects, Pennsylvania is at the forefront of states looking to enlist the private sector for help with pressing infrastructure needs, even though it lags behind others that have gone beyond roads, rails and bridges.
“The state is continuing to look for any opportunity where there is a chance to join with the private sector to address issues the state can’t fund alone,” said Jason Tomasulo, an attorney at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. “That shows a real initiative, rather than other states that would just push them off to another budget cycle.”
Here, Law360 surveys three current projects putting the model to use in Pennsylvania and looks at the prospect of extending it to include social infrastructure.
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