Joe Vagi 804-371-8304
April 30, 2015
PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON DRAFT P3 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GUIDELINES
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth is seeking public feedback to improve the state’s process to deliver transportation projects under the Public-Private Transportation Act, as part of Virginia’s P3 program. The Virginia Office of Public Private Partnerships (VAP3) is leading the state’s efforts to create a process that is transparent, competitive, and accountable to taxpayers in every aspect of the P3 projects being developed.
To date, the VAP3 has revised and enhanced the 2014 PPTA Implementation Manual and Guidelines. A suite of companion “Guidelines” follow the enhancement of the PPTA Implementation Manual and Guidelines to provide more detailed information on the areas such as Risk Management, Public Engagement, and Value-for-Money.
Consistent with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s objectives of enhancing transparency and accountability to taxpayers, the VAP3 has established both programmatic and project specific public engagement processes. These processes provide for more meaningful opportunities for public engagement and awareness related to Virginia’s P3 program and projects.
The VAP3 is seeking feedback and comments from individuals, private companies, industry groups and public officials regarding the newly created draft P3 Public Engagement Guidelines, released today.
The draft P3 Public Engagement Guidelines can be accessed by visiting the VAP3 website (www.p3virginia.org), selecting “Resources,” then selecting “Manuals, Guidelines, Publications and Resources” from the dropdown menu. To submit comments, go to Request for Comments on draft P3 Public Engagement Guidelines.
Comments are due by June 1, 2015.
The VAP3 will review all comments and take them into consideration while finalizing the P3 Public Engagement Guidelines. The Commonwealth Transportation Board will be briefed on the P3 Public Engagement Guidelines and the final version will be posted on the VAP3 website.
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