By Kashae Williams, program manager, ARTBA

ARTBA is accepting applications for the 2015 “Public-Private Partnership (P3) Awards,” which honor individuals, companies and public agencies who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the establishment and delivery of U.S. transportation P3 projects.

Nominations are accepted in two categories:

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” award is given to one public sector official and one private sector individual who have made exceptional contributions to the progress of P3s in the U.S transportation industry. The public official must be a current or former employee of a federal, state or local U.S. government or agency.

The “P3 Project of the Year” award spotlights a project that demonstrates the value P3s bring to the U.S. transportation construction industry. Entries for the P3 award must be a U.S based project,  fully-operational at the date of entry, and must have been selected through a competitive process. All firms and/or agencies that played a significant role in the nominated project should be cited in the application. The award is given to the entire project team.

Nominations must be submitted online at www.artbap3.org by April 30. There is no application fee and anyone may nominate a project and/or candidate for an award.

Awards will be presented July 15-17 during the 27th Annual ARTBA P3 Conference in Washington, D.C. This event is the private infrastructure investment community’s premier opportunity to connect with hundreds of key decision makers, project sponsors, private sector finance executives, consortium leaders and officials from all levels of government.

Contact ARTBA’s  Kashae Williams or view the program brochure for additional details.