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Public-Private Partnerships

November 5, 2019, 6am PST
Community-based public-private partnerships are bringing green infrastructure jobs to Prince George’s County and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
Next City
October 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Rochester, the third-most-populous city in Minnesota and birthplace of the Mayo Clinic, has approved a plan to build bus rapid transit.
KTTC
August 26, 2019, 8am PDT
The Virginia Breeze intercity bus service has vastly exceeded original ridership estimates since its launch in late 2017. Two more lines are slated to launch in the spring or summer of next year.
Greater Greater Washington
June 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Uber and Lyft say they want to improve public transit, but the focus on profit could have serious consequences.
The New York Times
December 20, 2018, 2pm PST
City bikeshare programs are failing to provide equal access for disabled residents, the Times reports.
New York Times
November 9, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of San Jose in California's Silicon Valley is familiar with self-driving cars on the road, but this is its first partnership with self-driving car companies.
The Mercury News
November 1, 2018, 6am PDT
The city seeks to incubate creative ideas in the public interest.
The Boston Globe
October 10, 2018, 8am PDT
In cities around the country, Lyft is launching green, multimodal initiatives aimed at providing "all of the above" transportation options.
The Planning Report
September 24, 2018, 9am PDT
New research finds that, done right, working with ride-hailing companies can save public agencies money.
Metro Magazine
August 27, 2018, 1pm PDT
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently issued a call to action to citizens, the private sector, and the public sector, to work together in ensuring the state has housing for everyone.
Pioneer Press
August 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
Transit advocates thought a public-private partnership to modernize transit shelters and enhance the public realm was a done deal.
The Urbanist
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