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Jacksonville Transit, Clean Energy break ground on CNG station
Jacksonville Transit, Clean Energy break ground on CNG station

April 2, 2015
Executive Director Jeff Sheffield. The CNG project was awarded to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for $8.1 million. The Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Clean Energy is the first of its kind for JTA. Clean Energy will design, build, operate and maintain the project during the 15-year agreement. The estimated completion date for the project is December 2015. Over the next five years, JTA will replace

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

October 3, 2014
TORONTO — Sixteen years after Denver officials visited Toronto to see how to do public transit right, the Toronto Star examines how the city and the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) can be a road map for the future of Toronto’s public transportation system. In particular, the piece discusses how RTD is using a mix of sales tax revenues, federal grants and public-private

2014 Women In Transportation: Sallye Perrin
2014 Women In Transportation: Sallye Perrin

October 16, 2014
In her over 30-year career working on major transportation projects, Sallye Perrin developed a specialty in public-private partnerships, commonly referred to as P3s. A senior vice president of Parsons Brinckerhof (PB), Perrin also serves as the company’s P3 strategic director. The market for P3s is expanding in the U.S. as President Barack Obama recently announced a new federal effort called

Pub Perspective: The most important P in PPP is the last one

May 30, 2014
This year, APTA’s business members have put together a series of conference sessions that showcase new business models involving more private sector participation in providing service. The ideas range from additional financing strategies to innovative ways of maintaining railcars and buses. While there is great potential in public-private partnerships — or “P3s” as they are known — it would

Pub Perspective: Constant change has been the industry’s primary trend

December 23, 2014
’re seeing a strong interest in again. The magazine covered our industry’s further evolution into buses, public takeover of private companies, and of course, the public-private partnerships we are seeing today. In other words, it finds a way to stay in business, because it has support. It also marks the end of my 33-year involvement with the magazine on a full-time basis. When I started, the industry

L.A. Metro taps Denver transit chief to lead agency
L.A. Metro taps Denver transit chief to lead agency

March 12, 2015
for Arthur Leahy, who announced in January that he would step down in April after six years as chief executive, according to the Times report. RELATED: L.A. Metro CEO to leave agency in April Washington, who worked for the Denver transit agency for 16 years and served as CEO for the past six years, is credited with completing the $2.2 billion Eagle P3 project, a $2.2 billion public-private partnership

SoCal transit center incorporates innovation with sustainable design
SoCal transit center incorporates innovation with sustainable design

March 30, 2015
of development comprising approximately 500,000 square feet and 1,600 parking spaces. Future development opportunities include revenue generation to repay local grant funds, public-private partnership opportunities, economic benefits (increased jobs and increased sales-tax revenue), TOD and mixed land-use development. Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA, LEED AP, is West Region Manager, Architecture and Buildings

BRT Papers & Reports

delivered to riders. A BRT Overview A look at what characteristics define BRT, the current BRT situation and different tiers of the service. Using Public-Private Partnerships to Develop BRT Ways to develop and run BRT cheaper, faster and better. BUS RAPID TRANSIT WORKSHOP "Action Plan for a Thriving BRT Market" Proceedings from FTA BRT Workshop in Los Angeles, April 2002. "Prospects

Motorcoach Operators, Public Transit Teaming to Offer More Options
Motorcoach Operators, Public Transit Teaming to Offer More Options

October 23, 2014
Sometimes viewed as adversaries, public transportation agencies and private motorcoach operators are teaming up to expand transportation options in some areas with agreements called public-private partnerships (P3). The P3 agreements are proving to be extremely beneficial for both private operators, who have focused on diversifying their operations post-9/11, and public transit agencies, who

Honolulu's rail transit costs could rise by up to $700M

December 23, 2014
other measures, HART says that discussions should move forward on whether to extend the City and County of Honolulu's General Excise Tax surcharge, which is paying for 70% of the project. HART also is looking at an "improved borrowing plan" that would save up to $75 million, as well looking for alternative sources of revenue, including public-private partnerships. For the full story, click here.

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