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Nevada Moves Forward with I-15 Expansion, but Rejects P3 Model

The Nevada Transportation Board discarded a plan Monday to finance an expansion of a section of Interstate 15 in downtown Las Vegas by entering into a public-private partnership, and instead decided to finance the plan using government-issued bonds. The board unanimously approved a “design-build” model and will find a single

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Gary Airport Partners Must Move Train Tracks to Extend Runway

Six months into a new P3, the partners revitalizing the Gary/Chicago International Airport are working to relocate railroad tracks blocking a runway expansion they say will make the airport competitive for major airlines. To finish the project by the August 2015 deadline set by the Federal Aviation Administration, trains would

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Pittsburgh P3 to Redevelop Brownfields near Airport

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) announced a public-private partnership Thursday aimed at transforming a deserted brownfields site near Pittsburgh International Airport into an industry and business hub. The commonwealth and Allegheny County will partner with the Pittsburgh International Airport to create the Pittsburgh International Airport World Trade Center, which is

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Virgin Islands Energy Alliance Program Case Study

In the late 2000s, the United States Virgin Islands were in need of a way to cut their energy demand. Located in an area that requires air conditioning and de-humidification year round, the energy needs put a strain on the daily electrical load of the power grid. With rising oil prices and an entirely oil based generation system, the Government decided to pass the Virgin Islands Renewable and Alternative Energy Act of 2009 to stimulate the growth of renewable energy projects and the implementation of conservation measures… Read More

Zero-Energy Homes Case Study

The Department of Defense considers itself a pioneer in terms of developing and utilizing innovative technology in the government. This does not stop short of their private housing facilities on military bases throughout the United States. What began as a vision to pursue sustainability initiatives in late 2007 turned in to the first zero energy homes to be built on a military installation… Read More

Cambridge Energy Alliance Case Study

In an effort to promote, design and implement energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives, the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, partnered with non-profits and private companies to develop the Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA). CEA is a city-sponsored non-profit operating company made up of the City of Cambridge; Cambridge Health Alliance; Clean Energy Solutions, Inc.; Peregrine Energy Group; and the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. An investment of $100 million over the first ten years of the program will be directed toward energy investment measures in buildings throughout the City. Eighty percent of the funding will be secured through private donations, coordinated by Bostonia Partners, LLC, and the remaining 20 percent will come from state- and regionally-financed efficiency incentives available to CEA… Read More


  • We need a set of alternative tools in the toolbox for state and local governments, other than the rigid requirements of the competitive sealed bid process. That process requires the agency to define its needs up front, which isn't always easy to do, and then submit as a solicitation for bids. With the two PPP bills, it allows an alternative of allowing unsolicited proposals. What this does is allow the creativity and ingenuity of the private sector to come forward."

    WALTER A. STOSCH, U.S. Senator, Va.

  • A partnership by definition involves two or more parties committed to a common task, sharing risk and yielding a reward to all the partners. The service goals need to be achieved more efficiently together than alone. And successful public-private partnerships enable both parties to do what they do best to achieve a common goal. In the end, it is as much about open honest communication as it is about money."

    EUGENE A. SCHILLER, Deputy Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Management District

  • I have to be very positive about the future of PPPs. I don't think there's a panacea, I don't think there's a pot of gold, but I think there is a tremendous amount to be gained by government going through this process."

    GEORGE SPADORO, Mayor, Edison, N.J.


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