23 May 2018

Uganda invites bids for Sh100 billion expressway

Uganda has invited bids from private investors to develop and operate a new 95km highway between Kampala and Jinja in the country’s east to ease congestion on the ageing existing road. The estimated Sh100 billion ($1 billion) project is part of the Northern Corridor, a crucial East African transport artery

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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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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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08 May 2018

Contractors asked to submit bids for Ghana-Burkina Faso rail

The plan to connect Ghana and Burkina Faso by rail, has been taken a notch higher following the opening of an international competitive tender for potential contractors to submit bids. The proposed rail network is expected to pass through the eastern corridor of Ghana starting from the Tema Port, through

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08 May 2018

Private partner wanted for £900M Heathrow rail link

The government is looking for private sector interest in a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement to deliver part of a £700M to £900M rail link to Heathrow. Two prior information notices (PINs) set out the government’s aim to deliver part of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) through a PPP

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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

Railways to lease out land to private players like Amazon, Coca-Cola to build warehouses

The Indian Railways is facing intense competition from airlines and road transport services for a while now. With dirt-cheap prices of air tickets, and easy availability of road transportation, it’s necessary for the Railways to boost its revenue by devising various ways of earnings to remain in the game. Keeping this in mind, the Railways is

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27 Apr 2018

North-South Expressway requires public-private partnership: WB

Focusing on legislation and involvement of the public and private sectors are a driving force for attracting investment in transport projects, including the North-South Expressway project, said Transport Deputy Minister Nguyễn Ngọc Đông at a workshop wher World Bank experts and officials of related ministries discussed the implementation plan of the

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