HART's P-3 INDUSTRY FORUM ATTRACTS LOCAL, NATIONAL, & INT'L ATTENTION
From HART Weekly eNews, February 17, 2018
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation conducted an important information gathering session this week, by hosting a Public-Private Partnership (P-3) Industry Forum at the Neal Blaisdell Center. More than 70 local, national and international business firms took part in the 2-day event that allowed HART officials to examine the possibilities of using a P-3 model to deliver the remainder of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
To kick off the event, HART and its P-3 advisor Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors joined the City in hosting the forum, which included a general session and several one-on-one meetings where attending companies and HART executives discussed a variety of P-3 possibilities for project delivery.
The P-3 Industry Forum was well received. Participants provided positive feedback and several showed interest in working with HART in the future.
Since taking over as HART's Executive Director in September of last year, Andrew Robbins has been a staunch advocate of using P-3 partnerships - the joining of forces from the public and private sectors - to mitigate costs and risk and to expedite construction timelines in the delivery of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.