23 May 2018

DfT’s public-private partnership plans for East Coast are ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Former transport secretary criticises ‘bonanza for lawyers and consultants’ during five-month delay before line was renationalised Former transport secretary Lord Adonis has described plans to introduce in 2020 a public-private partnership on the recently renationalised Intercity East Coast franchise as “Alice in Wonderland”. The Labour peer told MPs on the

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23 May 2018

City hopes public-private partnership will lead to one-of-a-kind children’s museum

It’s been five-and-a-half years since El Paso voters approved spending $19.5 million for a state-of-the-art children’s museum, but ground still hasn’t been broken and the overall cost has tripled.  “The Children’s Museum in my mind, and in the minds of some other people working on this project, is the game

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16 May 2018

East Coast Mainline to be RENATIONALISED BY TORIES after failure of Virgin franchise

THE troubled East Coast Mainline rail service is to be renationalised after a franchise agreement with Virgin Trains was scrapped, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced. The service is being brought back into public ownership after a string of failures by Stagecoach and Virgin in recent years. Mr Grayling’s decision

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16 May 2018

Honolulu rail officials explore public-private partnership options for project

Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors presented the findings of its public-private partnership viability analysis to the Honolulu rail project’s board of directors on Monday. The study, which was commissioned in December to study public-private options for the project, said a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain model “offers clear cost and schedule benefits, incentivizes long-term,

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08 May 2018

Driverless Car Service Set To Begin In North Texas This Summer

The booming North Texas city of Frisco is reportedly set to get the nation’s first self-driving car service. The service, reported Monday by The Dallas Morning News, will first be accessible in July for roughly 10,000 employees working in a bevy of corporate offices located less than a mile away from The

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04 May 2018

Years of planning dedicated to new Crawford Area Transportation Authority facility

Officials from around the region gathered to mark the official beginning of the next phase in Crawford Area Transportation Authority history Thursday at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Rogers Ferry Road maintenance facility.  “What your see here is the result of eight years of planning,” CATA Executive Director

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04 May 2018

West Reading eying public-private partnerships to increase parking in borough

Officials at a special meeting agreed to develop a multi-phased plan that is largely dependent on such partnerships. The concept of a parking plan for West Reading was discussed Thursday during a special meeting that included members of the traffic committee, economic development committee, planning commission and the Community Revitalization

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02 May 2018

Public/private partnership fuels development of new research park in North Chicago

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity recently approved the expansion of a state enterprise zone, designed to stimulate economic growth and community revitalization at the local level, to include North Chicago, IL-based Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Economic incentives offered to operating companies within the Waukegan-North Chicago

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02 May 2018

Public-Private Partnerships: The Only Road to Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

The basic outline for President Trump’s infrastructure plan was laid out in February, and this is its essence — $200 billion in federal funding will spur more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements. Direct federal funding is limited to approximately 20 percent of individual project costs, which represents a significant

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27 Apr 2018

Aerospace highlights lessons from Public-Private Partnerships in space

The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released a new publication that explores the growing popularity of public-private partnerships. The policy paper, Public-Private Partnerships: Stimulating Innovation in the Space Sector, outlines a phased approach for strategizing, planning, and implementing such collaborative arrangements for space-based services and how

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