08 May 2018

Public-private partnership to boost NM space industry

New Mexico’s rocket scientists are joining hands in a new initiative to add a lot more thrust to the local space industry. Public and private sector representatives have formed a novel partnership, New Space NM, to hitch their collective fortunes to the world’s rapidly-emerging commercial space industry, said Brad Clevenger,

04 May 2018

City of Toronto to develop low-carbon thermal energy networks with renewables

The City of Toronto and private energy provider Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) have established a partnership to co-develop low-carbon thermal energy networks in Toronto using energy from renewable sources such as heat recovery, geo-exchange and solar thermal. The projects will advance the objectives of the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy and will use renewable

25 Apr 2018

Brian Pallister says public-private partnerships could be used in roads

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is raising the possibility of building provincial roads in partnership with the private sector. Pallister told the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce that the so-called P-3 model is a great option for roads — better than for other projects such as schools. Pallister later told reporters he

09 Apr 2018

LAX board approves $4.9bn APM contract in Los Angeles airport

The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved a $4.9bn contract to deliver an Automated People Mover (APM) system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The contract was awarded to the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) consortium which comprises Fluor, Balfour Beatty, ACS Infrastructure Development,

29 Mar 2018

Nova Scotia looks at public-private effort to twin part of Highway 104

Head-on collision near Barneys River occurs hours after province makes 104 twinning announcement The Nova Scotia government is looking at working with a private construction consortium to twin one of the province’s most dangerous stretches of road. At least 15 fatal motor vehicle crashes have taken place along the 38-kilometre

19 Mar 2018

Feds, Ontario and Quebec to invest $200-million in linked network of 5G research labs

The federal government and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec are investing $200-million in a series of linked laboratories for 5G technology, hoping to spur the development of Canadian innovations to run on the next generation of wireless networks. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced the commitment Monday morning in Ottawa,

15 Feb 2018

Honolulu Rail Project Pursuing PPP for City Center Segment

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is hosting a 2-day forum to attract private development partners. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation – HART — is planning to award a contract late next year for the City Center rail transit segment, the remaining 4.1 miles of elevated

16 Jan 2018

Long-term care centre $14M cheaper under public-private partnership, says premier

Dwight Ball updates construction plan for centre and new hospital in Corner Brook Building a new long-term care facility in Corner Brook through a public-private partnership will save even more money than expected, according to Premier Dwight Ball.  Ball was in Corner Brook on Friday to update the timeline for

09 Jan 2018

New Year’s message from Karolin Troubetzkoy President, CHTA

On behalf of our Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), let me wish all of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Above all, I hope for our Caribbean region to be blessed with mild weather patterns throughout the New Year. It is difficult to reflect upon a year

06 Dec 2017

Public-private partnerships chosen for new long-term care centres in central N.L.

Private companies will design, build, finance and maintain a pair of new 60-bed long-term care centres in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander, Premier Dwight Ball announced Monday. The provincial government has decided to use public-private partnerships to build the two brand-new facilities, which are both expected to open in 2021. That’s the same arrangement