UMRBA Navigation Summit

In July 2014, the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) held a two-day summit on commercial navigation on the Upper Mississippi.  The Summit focused on four themes: infrastructure investment needs and opportunities, creating an intermodal transportation network, the potential for public–private partnerships (P3s), and strengthening the influence of ports and terminals.  Patrick McGinnis, Senior Advisor to The Horinko Group, presented on the panel covering the potential for public-private partnerships.  Mr. McGinnis shared with the audience the conclusions of the Horinko Group’s 2013 report on P3 financing, operations, and governance and participated in the discussion with the four other P3 experts on the panel.

To read the summit proceedings, visit