The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently released its first ever “Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state’s efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additional transportation investment.”

According to the report “In the categories of system capacity enhancements, local bridge conditions, pavement reconstruction and transit infrastructure, the state’s performance is rated as “low” due to limited resources and magnitude of need.”  A point that PennDot Secretary Barry Schoch underscored “we still have significant needs that we can’t address with the resources we have.”

Is PennDot aware that last year Pennsylvania passed a public private partnership act for this very reason?  You would think that this report would serve as a perfect platform for PennDot to promote the new P3 and get private industry interested in investing in infrastructure project.

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