Trump is inclined to ‘just spend money’ on infrastructure, aide says, but House GOP could have issues with that

CNBC » Trump’s ambitions for infrastructure spending will likely meet resistance from House conservatives. “The president’s inclination is just ‘spend money,’ while the House is more talking about public-private partnerships,” an administration official says.

Cuomo seeks cashless tolling, improved travel plazas on Thruway » Out with the old, clunky toll barriers. In with modern technology.  That’s New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal for the New York State Thruway over the next few years. By 2020, he wants to have cashless tolling in place for motorists.

2018-01-05T16:57:45+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Bridges, Highways, New York, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling|

China tightens rules on insurers’ private equity investment schemes

Reuters » China’s insurance regulator issued a notice on Friday banning insurers’ asset management arms from using private equity investment schemes as a channel to increase local government debts. The government is targeting public-private-partnership, or PPP, projects, which funnel private money into infrastructure such as bridges and toll ways in the form of equity. Some PPP projects, however, are used by local governments to borrow money.

2018-01-05T16:09:07+00:00 January 4th, 2018|China, Public-Private Partnerships|

State Gets 27 Initial Inquiries From Private Companies Interested in Widening I-270, Beltway

Bethesda Magazine » On Thursday, the state’s transportation department announced it received 27 responses to its request for initial information from companies interested in financing, building and operating the estimated $7.6 billion project.

2018-01-05T16:21:05+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Highways, Maryland, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling|

Colorado Wins Hyperloop-Like Arrivo Test Track

Westword » The Colorado Department of Transportation is announcing that Arrivo, a hyperloop-like transportation system, has agreed to build a test track in the Denver metro area.

2017-12-01T12:55:58+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Colorado, Public-Private Partnerships, Rail|
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