05 Jul 2018

Renovated museum opens as part of USD380M Gateway Arch project

ST LOUIS (AP) – The revitalised Gateway Arch National Park was dedicated on Tuesday, the culmination of a USD380 million public-private partnership that Missouri political leaders see as a template for the future of the national park system. Several hundred people stood in steamy heat for a ceremony in the

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03 Jul 2018

Federal report says Honolulu rail budget short $134M

A report by the Federal Transit Administration said the budget for the Honolulu rail project is still short by $134 million. Jacobs Engineering, which the FTA commissioned as a project management oversight consultant, predicts the 20-mile rail project will cost $8.29 billion, 1.6 percent above the Honolulu Authority for Rapid

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03 Jul 2018

The future of the US–Australia alliance

Some have argued that the US–Australia alliance exists simply out of inertia or, worse yet, sentimentality. Shared sacrifice and longstanding habits of cooperation may play a role, but they’re not the basis upon which sovereign states determine their national interests. The value of the alliance is its preservation of something

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03 Jul 2018

Stakeholders urge private sector involvement in tackling infrastructural deficits

Stakeholders have canvassed the need for private sectors at states level to invest in infrastructure, without necessarily depending on the government. At a one-day International Project Finance Association (IPFA) event titled ‘Private Investment in Infrastructure: The States as Enablers’, in Lagos during the weekend, stakeholders said when that is done,

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12 Jun 2018

Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening D.C. Workforce and Economy

Cranes in the air, vital communities and a progressive push toward changing the image of a diverse federal district are signals that the District of Columbia is evolving. As robust construction of affordable housing and development of retail projects continue, DC’s economic boom is a shared benefit for residents and

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12 Jun 2018

A community public private partnership in action

The Qhubeka community, which includes major metros, business supporters and individuals around the globe, came together to raise funds for another 350 bicycles for schoolchildren in Orlando, Soweto.  A total of 350 more schoolchildren in Orlando, Soweto, have recently received Qhubeka Bicycles as part of the ongoing bicycle distribution programme

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05 Jun 2018

Council Request Proposals For Public, Private Partnership: Municipal Parking Structure

The Carolina Beach Town Council heard a presentation from Town Manager Michael Cramer during their April, meeting regarding the potential for a public-private partnership with a goal of building a municipal parking deck in the downtown Central Business District. The Town sent out Requests for Proposals to area companies and

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05 Jun 2018

Driverless shuttles on road on UM north campus

The Mcity Driverless Shuttle, a research project of the University of Michigan (UM), is put on road Monday on UM’s north campus. The Mcity Driverless Shuttle uses two fully automated, 11-passenger, all-electric AUTONOM Shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA to cover a roughly one-mile round-trip route contained to the No

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30 May 2018

DIA breaks ground on $1.5 billion gate expansion project that will extend all three concourses

Work will add 39 new gates in next three years as first of several major projects to kick off A flurry of construction that will significantly expand the capacity of Denver International Airport kicked off Tuesday as crews broke ground on a $1.5 billion gate expansion project. In the next three

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30 May 2018

Public-private partnerships seen as best bet to expand rural broadband

Rural communities need to band together and pool government and private funding to extend broadband internet service to their homes and businesses, experts said Tuesday. Broadband access was the first issue addressed during the annual Rural Day conference in Raleigh, and all agreed the future of many North Carolina counties –

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