Senator Mark Kirk presented details yesterday about his plan to lease public transportation assets to private companies or partner with them to expand transit.
Jun 21, 2011 The Chicago Tribune
House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica has proposed a bill to privatize Northeast Corridor rail operations. This post from <em>Pedestrian Observations</em> looks at what such a plan would mean.
Jun 18, 2011 Pedestrian Observations
Miyashita Park in Tokyo is an historic site with a history of homeless encampments. Officials plan to turn the park into a skateboard park, with naming rights purchased by Nike.
Feb 20, 2011 Positive Spaces
More parks in the U.S. should fight funding issues through privatization, writes John Stossel.
Dec 8, 2010 Reason
Virtually every modern economy is mixed: governments produce some goods and services and private companies produce others. Opinion
Nov 15, 2010 By
When the link between transit operators and real estate developers was severed in the early 20th century, transit became both unprofitable and unresponsive to market demand, and land value-lowering MTA cuts are just one example, says Stephen Smith.
Sep 14, 2010 Market Urbanism
Recent MTA budget cuts have forced New York City to axe a few of its bus routes, but they've had the effect of spurring a new wave of private bus initiatives.
Aug 20, 2010 Market Urbanism
Cities across the country are being forced to outsource or privatize many of their basic civic services like janitors, police and trash collectors due to huge budget deficits. The moves are saving millions.
Jul 21, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
The City of Maywood, California has completely outsourced all of its civic services and turned local officials into contract workers. Though some worried the city would crumble, it's actually taken a turn for the better.
Jul 20, 2010 The New York Times
With the devastating spill of oil in the Gulf, this post from <em>The National Review</em> suggests taking control over off-shore drilling out of the hands of government and putting it into the hands of private interests.
Jun 14, 2010 The National Review