Public-Private Partnerships

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
August 26, 2017, 11am PDT
The westbound 3.1-mile span from Tarrytown across the Hudson River to South Nyack in Rockland County stands adjacent to the 62-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge that will be dismantled next year. The new $3.9 billion bridge was built on-time and on-budget.
CBS This Morning
August 22, 2017, 11am PDT
The public sector and the private sector need a better system of incentives to deliver on the infrastructure and development investments necessary to prepare for climate change and other environmental threats.
Smart Cities Dive
August 18, 2017, 10am PDT
The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners signed an MOU this week that details how some of the work on the high-speed rail project will proceed.
Houston Chronicle
August 14, 2017, 5am PDT
The $500 million, eight-mile extension, mostly paid by private funds and express lane tolls, broke ground August 9. Transurban, the private company in the public-private partnership, will pay $15 million annually for public transit improvements.
Planetizen
August 7, 2017, 6am PDT
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announced by the Federal Transit Administration is designed to further the Trump Administration's goals to empower the private sector to rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
Federal Transit Administration
August 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
A streetcar project connecting Beijing with the suburb of Shunyi is newsworthy from several angles.
The Beijinger
June 27, 2017, 11am PDT
Public-private partnerships between local governments and private contractors have the Trump Administration's favor. But in a "P3 market in its infancy," can they cut costs or simply line pockets?
The New York Times
June 26, 2017, 11am PDT
The Internet of Things is quickly taking over roads, even before cars start driving themselves en masse around the world.
The Detroit News
June 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Officials from the Denver International Airport are finishing up the details of a public-private partnership to undertake a massive redevelopment of the airport's Great Hall.
The Denver Post
May 16, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump will take his first trip abroad on Friday to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to secure a $40 billion investment for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. At home, Trump's plan was rebuffed by Texas legislators.
Bloomberg Politics
May 9, 2017, 12pm PDT
Officials have begun tackling the problem of adapting low-lying State Route 37 in the North Bay, closed several times this year due to flooding, to climate change. With no identified funding, a working group is leaning toward road tolling.
The Press Democrat