18 Sep 2018

Committee listens to testimony on public-private partnerships

The National Park Service’s historic leasing program brings private capital and energy to neglected federal properties, but fostering the connection is not without its challenges, a U.S. House committee learned Monday. The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing in Hot Springs on Monday to hear from

0
17 Sep 2018

Rail Board Reaches Critical Point for Public-Private Partnership Plan

The board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is nearing a pivotal decision on whether to solicit new partners in the development, operation and maintenance of the city’s 20-mile rail line, a proposal that could eventually involve billions of taxpayer dollars. The idea — described by one board member

0
13 Sep 2018

City of Los Angeles and AT&T Explore Smart Cities Public-Private Partnership

To foster the creation of a Smart City, AT&T and LA are in talks regarding a public-private partnership. With Internet of Things (IoT) technology and support for the deployment of small cell technology, we’ll work with the city on ways to address the problems that matter most to the people

0
10 Sep 2018

Los Angeles Airport Board selects preferred bidder for rent-a-car facility P3

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved L.A. Gateway Partners (LAGP) as the Recommended Developer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facilityat Los Angeles Airport (LAX), located in southern California, USA. The ConRAC will consolidate over 20 various rental car locations in and around the airport into one

0
10 Sep 2018

The cornerstone tree species of Hawai’i О̄hi’a tree will be saved by Public-private partnership

Conservation X Labs, a Washington D.C.-based technology social enterprise, has partnered with U.S. Department of the Interior offices and agencies to identify and develop solutions to detect and prevent the spread of invasive fungi causing the phenomenon known as Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) on the Hawaiian islands. Partnership is calling

0
24 Aug 2018

University of Illinois engineering professor to lead downtown Chicago innovation center

University of Illinois has tapped one of its own professors to direct its ambitious public-private South Loop innovation center, a massive endeavor aimed at sparking economic development and giving the state’s largest public university a footprint in Chicago. William H. Sanders, who led the department of electrical and computer engineering

0
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

0
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

0
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

0
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,

0