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Pub Perspective: Alternative delivery depends on good outside expertise

June 17, 2015
This issue contains our annual rail projects survey as well as our annual focus on consultants. Great rail projects have always depended on good outside expertise that the best engineering and planning consultant teams have provided to project owners. Industry experts tell me the growing use of alternative delivery methods, such as design-build, and the growing interest in public-private

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

New Balance building own commuter rail station in Boston
New Balance building own commuter rail station in Boston

May 14, 2015
The company is paying to build the station, which will cost between $14 million and $16 million, as well as for maintenance costs for at least the first...

Consultant Roundtable 2015: Execs Foresee Changing Federal Role
Consultant Roundtable 2015: Execs Foresee Changing Federal Role

June 17, 2015
financing and could encourage public-private partnerships (P3). As always, the utilization of P3s to support new transit projects and extensions to current systems continues to be examined as a possible alternative to aid the public sector in meeting its financial and operational challenges. What is the current climate for projects looking to move forward? The outlook for projects moving forward

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

Transit Contractors Leveraging Tech to Help Fleets Work 'Smarter'
Transit Contractors Leveraging Tech to Help Fleets Work 'Smarter'

June 17, 2015
across North America. Services operated by the company include fixed-route, commuter rail, light rail, shuttle service, paratransit service, taxi service, municipal fleet, as well as public-private partnerships. Mike Ake, senior VP, region east operations, also touches upon how Keolis is finding that more dollars are being spent on providing quality service to paratransit operations as the Baby

Alstom's Attractis rail system
Alstom's Attractis rail system

June 10, 2015
% savings in investment compared to a traditional tramway system. Alstom can also provide project financing support to customers, including Public-Private Partnership schemes. An eco-friendly mode of transportation, the tramway generates at least three to 10 times less greenhouse gas emissions than car per passenger.km travelled and even less in countries using low-carbon electricity.

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