Posted: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The CMTS report “Recommendations and Criteria for Using Federal Public-Private Partnerships to Support Critical U.S. Arctic Maritime Infrastructure" puts forward 19 recommendations for the implementation of public-private partnerships (P3s) in developing, improving, and maintaining infrastructure in support of Federal maritime activities, national security, navigation safety, and stewardship of natural resources in the U.S. Arctic.

Infrastructure investment is vital for economic growth and prosperity in the Arctic, especially given the significant infrastructure gaps currently faced. P3s represent a promising approach that can leverage the strengths of the private and public sectors to expand and improve Arctic infrastructure. The 19 recommendations can be used to help guide the planning process for Federal departments and agencies as well as for communities and industry who are interested in exploring the possibilities P3s may offer for their infrastructure priorities.

Infrastructure investment is vital for economic growth and prosperity in the Arctic, especially given the significant infrastructure gaps currently faced. P3s represent a promising approach that can leverage the strengths of the private and public sectors to expand and improve Arctic infrastructure. The 19 recommendations can be used to help guide the planning process for Federal departments and agencies as well as for communities and industry who are interested in exploring the possibilities P3s may offer for their infrastructure priorities.

This report fulfills the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR) Implementation Plan Action 1.1.3 to “develop recommendations for pursuing Federal public-private partnerships in support of the needs assessment and identified prioritized activities.” Action 1.1.3 draws upon existing products developed by the CMTS, independently by CMTS participating member Federal agencies, published reports from outside the Federal government, and outreach with Arctic stakeholders and tribal representatives. This report also completes the third and final task assigned to the CMTS by the Secretary of Transportation under the NSAR Implementation Plan.

Please forward any questions or comments regarding the report to ArcticMTS@cmts.gov.

The CMTS is a Federal interagency coordinating committee directed by Congress and charter to improve the coordination of and make recommendations with regard to Federal policies that impact the MTS.