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Reality Check: Can P3s Solve All of Our Infrastructure Issues?

The Trump Administration and the 115th Congress have put a much-needed spotlight on our nation’s aging infrastructure. Much has been said recently about how public-private partnerships (P3s) are a solution to our infrastructure woes, but can P3s solve it all?

From federal to state and local infrastructure, how can P3s help? More importantly, what can the White House and Congress do to facilitate and encourage the use of P3s?

Please join the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) during Infrastructure Week for a renewed look at P3s role in fixing our infrastructure.

NCPPP also will discuss our recent paper, “Enabling Infrastructure Investment: Leveling the Playing Field for Federal Real Property,” developed in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute, on the use of P3s for federal real estate development and how P3s can help the federal government reform its real estate portfolio.

Reality Check will be held at The Forum @ Sidney Harman Hall, located at 610 F St, NW in Washington, D.C

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12:30 – 1:00 PM — Registration 
1:00 – 2:30 PM — What is the Role of P3s in the New Administration and Congress?

We have heard a lot about plans for increased use of P3s in recent months, but what exactly does that mean? What are the administration’s plans? How will Congress address infrastructure and P3s? If the private sector could offer guidance to the new administration, what would it be?

2:45 – 4:15 PM — What are the Obstacles to Widespread P3 Use?

P3s have been available for decades, so why are they not more widely used, especially within the federal government? This panel will examine some of the major obstacles to broader P3 use, including congressional budget scoring rules, and what NCPPP recommends to correct the issue.