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Trump Budget Blueprint Mum on Major Infrastructure Plans

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal would make significant cuts in the budgets of three agencies that may be expected to help carry out the president’s ambitious infrastructure repair and modernization plans. What isn’t included in the budget blueprint are details about the president’s often-touted $1 trillion infrastructure renewal plan. “[T]he President has emphasized that one of his top priorities is modernizing the outdated infrastructure that the American public depends …Read More

P3 Digest Week of December 19, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM: the most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America. This will be the last issue of P3 Digest for 2016. In 2017, NCPPP will take a publishing hiatus to revamp the way we disseminate news. Please visit our website regularly to remain up to date on the many events and resources we will offer in the coming year. Through periodic updates for NCPPP members, we …Read More

P3 Digest for Week of December 12, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM: the most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America. Last week’s activity on Capitol Hill led to mixed results in providing infrastructure project funding. A continuing resolution (CR) that barely passed both houses before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown will reduce transportation spending while ensuring that key water projects are funded.  There were stops and starts at the state level as well: …Read More

P3 Digest for Week of December 6, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM  the most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America. President-elect Donald Trump’s vision for improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure — and his selection of the official who will spearhead it — dominated the news over the past week. Meanwhile, one of Maryland’s ambitious rail projects remains in limbo and Congress continues to struggle to pass a much needed water bill. Student housing P3 projects …Read More

P3 Digest for Week of November 14, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM, The most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America. The 2016 national election results could have important policy, regulatory and funding implications for the P3 community. In this issue, we examine some of the opportunities and challenges the new Trump administration, a Republican-dominated Congress and the outcomes of other election contests pose for P3 developers, investors and other stakeholders. P3s have a prominent place …Read More

P3 Digest Week of November 7, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM: The most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America. SOCIAL INFRA Two in for Toronto justice building. Infrastructure Ontario and the province’s Ministry of the Attorney General have issued an RFP to two prequalified teams — EllisDon Infrastructure and Plenary Justice — to design, build, finance and maintain a new courthouse in Toronto.  The winning team is expected to be announced in fall 2017. Sky’s …Read More

P3 Digest Week of October 17, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM: The most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America State-level debates over how to fund transportation projects continued to dominate the landscape over the past week with proposals ranging from gas and sales tax hikes to toll charges to mileage-based fees. Meanwhile, legislators continue to consider bills that would make it easier for agencies to enter into transportation P3s and one state continues to spur innovation …Read More

P3 Digest Week of October 10, 2016

Powered by P3 INGENIUM: The most comprehensive source for P3 project updates in North America WATER WAYS Not “privatization” — P3!  Despite its frequent use of the misleading “P” word, this Forbes op-ed actually is promoting municipal water P3s: “Under many privatization agreements a water company becomes the producer — being responsible for infrastructure upgrades, repairs and daily water production — while the municipality remains the provider and ultimate owner of …Read More

P3s Could Help Businesses, Communities Move to Microgrids

The use of private financing to develop microgrids — alternative sources of power generation for use when the energy grid goes down — is on the rise and a growing level of investment is occurring through P3s. Although 90 percent of microgrid projects had been financed entirely by their private users from 2010 to 2014, the amount of mixed investment in such projects is expected to reach 38 percent this …Read More

Ending Tolling on Texas Roads Would Come at a High Price

Eliminating tolls on state highways throughout Texas would be prohibitively expensive, state legislators who are considering such a plan have learned. Responding to a long litany of complaints from constituents about the cost of traveling on the state’s growing number of toll roads, lawmakers asked the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to research how much it would take to eliminate those for which it is responsible. TxDOT oversees about 230 …Read More

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