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Beijing's First Public-Private Partnership for Transit

A streetcar project connecting Beijing with the suburb of Shunyi is newsworthy from several angles.
August 6, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The expat enclave of Shunyi won't be such an isolated suburb of Beijing anymore with a new light rail public transportation system expected to begin operation in 2019," reports Charles Liu.

"Construction has officially begun on the T2 light rail line that will provide commuter service right through the heart of Shunyi, connecting to the Beijing Metro Line 15 as well as straight to Beijing Capital International Airport," adds Liu.

The project is additionally significant because it's Beijing's first use of a public-private partnership for a public transit project.

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Published on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in The Beijinger
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