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P3 board approves soliciting for firms to run roadway information programs

By - Last modified: January 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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A state board set up to examine and approve possible public-private transportation projects has approved soliciting private-sector proposals for managing and operating two roadway information programs, according to a news release.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 511 system, 511PA, provides traffic-delay warnings, weather forecasts and other information, the release from PennDOT stated.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s Roadway Information Program, or TRIP, also provides traffic and weather information, according to the release.

Gov. Tom Corbett last year signed the Public and Private Partnerships for Transportation Act, which authorized these so-called P3 projects in the state, the release stated.

Also, the Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership Board was appointed as part of the law, according to the release.

The P3 board also approved soliciting proposals for a host of other functions, the release stated.

 

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey covers York County, agribusiness, energy and environment, and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at brentb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @brentburkey.

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