Privatization

Boston is in the process of effectively privatizing the management of its largest transit hubs. The latest example: a deal that would renovate MBTA’s Back Bay Station in exchange for air rights for a skyscraper above the station.
Jun 19, 2014   The Boston Globe
Virtually every modern economy is mixed: governments produce some goods and services and private companies produce others. Opinion
Nov 15, 2010   By Todd Litman
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
Yonah Freemark argues that encouraging developers to build their own transit (as Christopher Leinberger recently argued) could be highly problematic.
May 18, 2010   Next American City
Christopher B. Leinberger proposes that privatized rail could stimulate the economy and help increase property values.
May 14, 2010   The Atlantic Monthly
The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to approve a 30-day moratorium on enforcing the city's privately managed parking meters.
May 6, 2010   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A secret Russian military facility abandoned by the Russian military when the Soviet Union collapsed was sold at auction on Friday by the Latvian government. Officials celebrated the sale and hoped it could bring new life to the empty town.
Feb 6, 2010   The Huffington Post