11 Jun 2019

Frank DeFilippo: Public-Private Partnerships — Like Something Out of Ayn Rand

More than a decade ago, the state of Indiana sold a 157-mile toll road to a private venture for a lump sum payment of $3.8 billion. The road lost $260 million a year later, the private consortium was unable to make the debt payments and the state almost got stuck

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11 Jun 2019

Anaheim Launches First Public-Private Transportation Partnership

Anaheim Resort Transportation and technology company Routematch have launched RideART, a mobile and entertainment app that will streamline transportation needs for tourists. Through the app, visitors can do everything from buy tickets and plan trips to The Disney Resort and Anaheim Resort, hail a Lyft car and rent a vehicle

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11 Jun 2019

Hogan, GOP inconsistent with public-private partnership

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved the plan by Gov. Larry Hogan to create public-private partnerships to expand Interstate 270 and the Maryland portion of the Capital Beltway. The first contracts could be signed as early as next year. The decision should please Frederick commuters who struggle every

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06 Jun 2019

Divided Bd. of Public Works OK’s Public-Private Partnership for Highway Expansion After Explosive Hearing

After a contentious three-hour public hearing and equally heated debate, a divided Maryland Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to approve Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s proposal to create a public-private partnership to widen two major interstates in the historically congested Washington, D.C., suburbs. State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D)

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05 Jun 2019

Plan to give Landmark billions for One Central project needs more scrutiny: state lawmakers

A group of South Side lawmakers is seeking a seat at the table if the state negotiates a financing deal for Landmark Development’s One Central transit hub, saying community concerns must be addressed before the state approves funding. Four state legislators who represent the area where Landmark is proposing the

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05 Jun 2019

Sofia will also Seek a Public-private Partnership for New Kindergartens

The construction of kindergartens with private capital is one of the possibilities for increasing the number of kindergartens in Sofia, which the municipality is considering. “We are ready to work for the development of public-private partnerships, especially when it comes to building new kindergartens, which on the one hand saves

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04 Jun 2019

Public-private partnership accomplishes 242 projects worth nearly $64 billion

significant portion of Turkey’s well-known megaprojects, including the Istanbul Airport, the Eurasian Tunnel, the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the Osmangazi Bridge, city hospitals across the country and a number of railway projects, were completed with the efficient implementation of the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. The country’s successful realization of projects

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03 Jun 2019

Opposition grows to Maryland Gov. Hogan’s public-private partnership plan to build toll lanes in D.C. suburbs

Gov. Larry Hogan is pushing an ambitious and expensive highway project to relieve traffic in the Washington suburbs by enlisting a private company to build and manage toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270. The case for Hogan’s $11 billion plan has won some support among the region’s commuters. By

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03 Jun 2019

Happy to see public-private partnership

A government of the people works best when the people are really part of it. That spirit is on full display in Presque Isle County, where, according to a report last week by News reporter Julie Riddle, a private logging company has partnered with the county Road Commission and the

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31 May 2019

Public-private partnership creates housing community at Oxford City Council

Oxford’s Barton housing development opened the doors to its first social housing tenants in February, marking both a significant milestone for the innovative public-private partnership and providing the first 11 families with new homes. The extensive 885-home housing development is the result of a partnership between Oxford City Council and

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