Chicago Mayor Looks to Give City’s ‘Mothballed White Elephant’ a Possible New Life

An unused train station that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build currently sits empty. But a potential public-private partnership could eventually change that.

Maryland Congressman: It’s a Mistake Not to Pair Infrastructure With Tax Overhaul

Meanwhile, discussions continue in the infrastructure community about the promise and limitations of public-private partnerships.

Why Local Government Is More Innovative, But Also Gets More Blame

Philanthropies and the private sector are assuming more risk associated with infrastructure projects in lieu of much-needed federal funding.

Here’s Why The House Tax Bill Is ‘Devastating to Economic Development at the State and Local Levels’

Developing Port Covington in Baltimore shows the power of public-private partnerships; there is no reason we should be taking financing options off the table.

Seven US States Were Too Small to Even Apply For Amazon’s HQ2.

But two other states with less than a million people tried anyway.

San Francisco's Path Forward to Close Its Digital Divide

The city will consider two public-private municipal fiber alternatives to a high-risk, purely public network.

To Help Fund Infrastructure, Chicago Mayor Backs Taxes on Unrepatriated Foreign Earnings

Rahm Emanuel made his case at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership meeting, while encouraging colleagues to get creative with investment.

USDOT Proposes Regulatory Tweak Intended to Boost Transit P3 Deals

But not everyone is convinced the Transportation Department’s plan will spark a dramatic increase in the amount of private dollars flowing toward transit projects.

Governors, CEOs and Trump Are All Showing an Interest in Workforce Development

“I don’t care what country you represent, or what industry you represent, workforce is a challenge,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

Comey Testimony Overshadows Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks in Ohio

Congressional Democrats, meanwhile, continue to criticize the president’s proposals.

5 Things We Know (And Don’t Know) About Trump’s Pending Infrastructure Plan

In the nation’s capital, there was plenty of talk during Infrastructure Week about the forthcoming proposal.

Counties Provide the Local Lens for Infrastructure Package

In a guest article, Hennepin County, Minn., Commissioner Peter McLaughlin advocates for an “all of the above” approach to federal investment in infrastructure.

As White House Formulates Infrastructure Plan, Talks With State and Local Groups Continue

“I would say that there's been direct communications at least once a month for the last several months,” said a staff member with the National Governors Association.

Cincinnati Seeks P3 Deal to Develop a ‘Wi-Fi Superhighway’

“We want the marketplace to organically build this thing out,” according to City Manager Harry Black.

Moody’s: Any Big Infrastructure Spending Ramp-Up Likely to Be Slow

Among the constraints the ratings agency noted in a report issued Tuesday: “There is no bipartisan agreement on how to fund such investment.”

Talk About Private Investment in Water Systems Percolates on Capitol Hill

“Look, a trillion dollars is not going to come from the federal government,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Albuquerque Leverages P3 to Restore a ‘Special But Difficult’ Historic Route 66 Landmark

America’s byways are dotted with boarded-up motels, but in New Mexico’s largest city, the old El Vado is set to be transformed through a public-private partnership.

Infrastructure Strategy Touted by Trump Has Produced Uneven Results

“We don’t know the exact contours of the plan, or the exact emphasis he’s going to put on P3s,” according to Pat Jones, CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. “[But] the very fact that he’s speaking about it raises the level of debate and allows a lot of players that have been standing on the sidelines to come to the fore.”

Counties Struggle Under Burden of Unfunded Mandates

“Both the state and federal governments must be more cognizant of the financial pressures created by unfunded mandates," according to Joel Griffith, the deputy research director at the National Association of Counties.