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Political candidates weren’t the only ones vying for the attention of voters last week. More than 508 bond issues totaling approximately $48.8 billion were decided in elections throughout the country.
The bond issues that passed will result in millions of dollars being spent on projects such as… read more
For P3 success, panelists on the P3s & Building for Tomorrow forum at Louisiana International Trade Week agreed that proper risk allocation is essential. "“Not every project will work with a P3 market. It’s got to be tailored just right," HDR Engineering's Kevin Keller told the panel.
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Virginia's Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act allows for communities to enter into P3s for qualifying projects, so Albemarle County is considering implementing policy changes to take advantage of the law. “As we evolve this community, as we entertain economic development, as we… read more
As demand for mass transit rises, American Public Transportation Association policy VP Art Guzzetti predicts that more transit agencies will utilize public-private partnerships. “This is a very popular topic in transportation because the private sector is doing a lot of good things and there are… read more
Potholes are the bane of any driver in climates that freeze and thaw – to the point that some citizens have resorted to using some very risqué tactics to motivate their local municipal officials to properly address t
Lauren Haynes is Smart Cities Product Manager at Arity. Previously she was Associate Director at DSaPP, where she served as a translator between data scientists and non-profit and government agency personnel. Lauren was Product Manager at GiveForward.
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce recently met at the Holiday Inn Carlyle to host a conversation on the importance of public-private partnerships. One panelist, City Manager Mark Jinks, shared stories of successful partnerships like the Potomac Yard’s one-story fire station while also indicating… read more
P3C Media is excited to announce the 2018 program for the P3 Federal Conference taking place November 27-28 in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes over 30 P3 training sessions, roundtables, case studies, workshops, RFP announcements, and more. Through sessions focused on procurement, financing,… read more
At this year's Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce's annual Governmental Affairs Luncheon, Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito praised the public-private partnerships supported by Governor Charlie Baker's administration. One such project was the Cubit Building, which provides loft housing and… read more
A 500-kilometre-long transmission line boosting power to northeastern Alberta and a unique Ontario university student housing project are among the five winners of this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
Presented by The Canadian Council for Public… read more
Visionary developers are being courted aggressively by city leaders throughout the country. They are also in high demand by other public officials, including university planners, transit authorities, county officials, school administrators and public hospital leaders. There’s a reason for this new… read more
The UConn Health system has released a solicitation of interest letter asking for proposals from other health organizations to joining in a partnership. UConn Health is pursuing a P3 in order to ensure future financial sustainability and growth. To aid in their search, the health network has hired … read more
Lockheed Martin's C4ISR division head of business development Kimberly Ponders cited public-private partnerships as a key element to cross-system connectivity in an interview with Air Force Technology. Ponders also cited wargames and increased investment as crucial to connecting disparate systems.… read more
We live in a time when it has never been easier to reach out and communicate with someone. With emails and workplace collaboration platforms, text messages, tweets and the Cloud, we have never had more real-time access to each other and information.
Just because we have all of these communication… read more
During a town council meeting in New Canaan, Connecticut, Arnold Karp of Karp Associates suggested creating public-private partnership to develop an active senior housing complex. “This may be a once in 50- or 100-year opportunity to have a private developer work with the town and Waveny [LifeCare… read more
In the face of limited funding, communities across Texas are increasingly utilizing public-private partnerships to meet the demand for updated infrastructure. Despite problems with the state's first public-private toll road between Austin and San Antonio, successes abound in Texas, including… read more
At this year's Urban Land Institute's Fall Meeting in Boston, a panel examined the differences in public-private partnership adoption between Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Panelists noted, among other things, that Australia has typically used P3s to drive social outcomes, whereas the U.S.… read more
Some tend to overlook a significant economic driver for many less-populated areas of the country – regional general aviation airports. While these airports are small compared to those found in major cities, their economic impact is extremely significant.
In fact, the general aviation industry… read more
Commuter railroad Metra will reportedly partner with leaders from Lake County, Illinois, to split the cost of two new reverse-commute trains and a universal crossover near Lake Forest. Metra's Board of Directors still need to approve the agreement, which has been in development since April and will… read more
The National Park Service has issued an RFI regarding the possibility of partnering with a private party to provide housing to seasonal employees at Acadia National Park in Maine. Requests to the RFI are due Nov. 5. “This is an opportunity to revitalize and provide additional housing for Acadia… read more
The Economic Development Partnership (EDP), a public-private partnership representing the Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda Region of South Carolina, met recently to discuss broadband access. With nearly 12,000 residents in Aiken County lacking access to the Internet, the EDP is now working… read more
To transform into a Smart City is no easy undertaking. From planning to procurement to deployment to operations, all centered around cutting-edge technology and solutions, the process of becoming Smart is a monumental undertaking for municipalities already under strain.
A new report shows that a public-private partnership has led to more than eight initiatives that have improved care for people with mental illnesses, reduced the need for emergency services and lowered costs. The East Metro Mental Health Roundtable includes representatives from more than 25… read more
FASTLinkDTLA, Downtown LA's transportation management-focused public-private partnership, and moovel, the leading provider of mobile ticketing applications in North America, announced on Oct. 2 the launch of a new ridesharing pilot that will complement the city's public transit network. To ensure… read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently put out a call for unsolicited public-private partnerships proposals relating to transportation or infrastructure. “We pride ourselves on our innovative approaches to transportation solutions,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards told TribLIVE.
The State of Delaware has turned to the private sector to redevelop the 100-year-old Port of Wilmington. Gulftainer, a subsidiary of Gulftainer Company Limited, has partnered with the state and will handle operations and development responsibilities for the port. Gulftainer is expected to… read more
City Ventures, one of California’s leading eco-friendly homebuilders, has announced the highly anticipated opening of Huxton in downtown Long Beach, the city’s first solar, all-electric new-home neighborhood.
A public private partnership between the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and Arrow Electronics, Inc. will result in the launch of the Colorado Open Lab. The Lab will be an Internet of Things (IoT) engineering lab for customer development showcase and innovation collaboration to fast track… read more
As cities continue to embrace innovative solutions and strategies, opportunities for public-private partnerships will continue to materialize. To prepare for partnerships with modern cities, it's best to keep an open mind and learn as much as possible about your potential partner.
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