Putting the Public First in Public-Private Partnerships

American Prospect » When the public sector fails to transfer enough risk to private entities or fails in its own oversight obligations, a P3 can suck government – and taxpayers — into a fiasco that costs far more than if the project was delivered through traditional means.

New York Assembly to begin a new push for high-speed rail

Politico » Twenty-five years after Gov. Mario Cuomo proposed building high-speed rail between New York and Boston, a group of Assembly members will introduce legislation on Wednesday establishing an “exploratory commission” to “study and develop Hyperloop and High Speed Rail within New York State.”

2018-03-09T10:26:42-08:00March 7th, 2018|High-Speed Rail, Massachusetts, New York|

Low-Lying Boston’s Frigid Flood Risk Reminder

Route 50 » Boston Harbor and other coastal areas in New England saw some of their highest tide levels on record on Thursday as a wicked and rapidly intensifying winter storm meteorologists have described as a “bomb cyclone” moved up the East Coast bringing blizzard conditions, frigid temperatures and major snowfall to many areas.  

2018-01-08T15:24:07-08:00January 5th, 2018|Massachusetts, Roads, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

State still waiting for promised transportation panel

The Salem News » In September, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced that Gov. Charlie Baker would sign an executive order “in the coming weeks” creating a new commission to review transportation needs and how the state could fund them. More than three months later, as Massachusetts braces for a blizzard and commuters wonder whether they will be able to get where they need to go amid winter weather, the administration still has not established its transportation review commission

2018-01-10T11:09:42-08:00January 4th, 2018|Massachusetts|

Mass. Pike project in Allston to cost $1 billion or more

The Boston Globe » A mammoth highway project that would dramatically reshape the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston and affect the commute of hundreds of thousands of motorists will move forward and likely break ground in 2020, state officials said Monday.

2017-11-15T13:16:27-08:00November 14th, 2017|Highways, Massachusetts|
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