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Denver to break ground on airport train in August

Denver's Regional Transportation District plans for 2010 include breaking ground on a 23-mile-long Union Station to Denver International Airport train, for which the agency expects to award a contract valued at $1.3 billion in July to a public-private partnership. To read the full story, click here.

Winnipeg committee backs light rail

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — An Executive Policy Committee (EPC) unanimously backed the idea of pursuing a light rail public transit system in Winnipeg, according to a CBC News report. The recommendation will be forwarded to council for a final vote. If approved, the EPC suggested a Public-Private Partnership to fund the project. For the full story

Can Denver's transit system be a model for Toronto?

Can Denver's transit system be a model for Toronto?

grants and public-private partnerships to complete its now $7 billion FasTracks program. For the full story, click here.

French-American transit workshop set for July

The "First French-American Workshop on Public Transportation and Public-Private Partnership," will be held in Lyon, Saint-Etienne, France, from July 6 to 8.   The event is sponsored by The Federal Transit Administration and The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Land Planning and Development. The workshop will bring transportation industry officials

Pa. Gov. signs public-private partnerships bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett ceremonially signed a bill Wednesday that authorizes public-private partnerships (P3) for transportation initiatives in the commonwealth. These partnerships have the potential to strengthen the infrastructure of Pennsylvania and create jobs for Pennsylvanians, according to a statement issued by the Governor's office. The Public and Private Partnerships

Houston BRT selected for DOT pilot program

Two Houston-based transit projects were selected to take part in a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) pilot program that would evaluate the benefits of forming public-private partnerships for federally funded transit construction projects.    Houston’s North Corridor and Southeast Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects

Transportation's Green Future on Display at APTA EXPO

Previous EXPO themes of security took a back seat to issues such as fuel prices and global warming. Major evidence of this shift was the dominant presence of hy...

Public-private partnerships reach record levels

The number of public-private partnerships in the U.S. transportation sector has soared to record levels in recent years and continues to climb, according to a new U.S. Department of Transportation study, announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters. “This nationwide trend on the part of state and local governments is further proof that innovative approaches to financing

MARTA to co-sponsor PPP workshop

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), along with other transit, transportation and planning agencies, will co-host the first 2009 workshop in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Transit Series conducted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA

Experts talk financing projects via P3s at APTA

Experts talk financing projects via P3s at APTA

you’ve seen one public-private partnership (P3), you’ve seen one public-private partnership,” was a recurring theme in the “Financing New Projects in the U.S.” session. This concept, echoed by more

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