Public-Private Partnerships

April 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Pacific Plaza will the fourth park built in the center of the city in the last decade, and there are still plans for three more.
Dallas Morning News
April 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
Four miles of the 10-mile North Tarrant Express project opened to motorists on April 5. The $1.6 billion project, built by a public-private partnership working with TxDOT, includes rebuilding general purpose and frontage road lanes.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Toll road projects using a public-private partnership often have non-compete clauses that protect the private partner if nearby projects impact profits. Maryland wants to exempt transit from those clauses.
Greater Greater Washington
April 6, 2018, 11am PDT
Among the many departures of the Trump administration, one name hasn't made major headlines: DJ Gribbin, a former Macquarie Capital Group executive and general counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation serving President George W. Bush.
NPR: The Two-Way
April 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
Widening of Interstate 66 for 22.5 miles in Northern Virginia will accommodate two toll lanes in each direction, accessible to trucks. The $3.7 billion project, to be built by public-private partnership at no cost to the state, will open in 2022.
WTOP
April 3, 2018, 10am PDT
Dan Vock of Governing takes a broad look at congestion pricing, beginning with the success of Virginia's 66 Express Lanes, the ones where tolls initially topped $40. Notwithstanding complaints, managed lanes are spreading, but challenges remain.
Governing
March 28, 2018, 7am PDT
A new report finds that Houston might not be holding private partners accountable for promised infrastructure improvements.
Houston Chronicle
March 1, 2018, 12pm PST
Taking cues from the Trump Administration's recently-released infrastructure plan, the government intends to use a public-private partnership model to take on social challenges.
CityLab
January 12, 2018, 12pm PST
News of the GOP's rejection of a gas tax increase comes from reports on two recent private meetings between Republican leaders and the Trump Administration.
The Washington Post
January 9, 2018, 10am PST
Judging by the private-sector interest in a plan to expand Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway in Maryland, the state won't have any trouble finding willing partners.
Bethesda Magazine
December 29, 2017, 12pm PST
When the Trump Administration scrapped the U.S. Department of Transportation's FASTLANE grant program, the state of Rhode Island decided to seek a public-private partnership for its I-95 bridge replacement project.
Providence Journal
November 26, 2017, 11am PST
A 298-unit, 18-story tower in Pacific Park Brooklyn opened its doors to new renters in various categories of affordability over five months ago. 27% remain empty in the higher income tiers, and unlike market-rate units, the asking rent won't drop.
The New York Times
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
Greater Greater Washington
November 7, 2017, 10am PST
Already a common means of delivering infrastructure in many countries, public-private partnerships are growing in importance in the United States, but how do they compare to other procurement models?
Doggerel
October 18, 2017, 10am PDT
A new report from TransitCenter and the Eno Center for Transportation evaluates public-private transit service contracting, finding a cautionary tale in New Orleans among its six case studies.
The Times-Picayune
October 4, 2017, 10am PDT
Partnering with the private sector carries risks. Witness the mess that followed the selection of a private firm to build an interstate in Indiana in 2014 that Vice President Mike Pence should have prevented in his prior position as governor.
The Indianapolis Star
October 2, 2017, 10am PDT
The West Santa Ana Branch light rail would offer new infrastructure and economic activity to a transit-dependent part of the county.
The Planning Report
October 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) announced last week plans for the largest highway contract awarded to a public-private partnership: adding four express toll lanes to the Capital Beltway and I-270. A third highway widening will be completed internally.
Planetizen
September 17, 2017, 9am PDT
A team of researchers at Brookings suggests ways for Pittsburgh to lock in its status as a hub of the next economy, leaving all talk of the "Rust Belt" behind.
Brookings