Fifth-generation wireless isn’t yet a reality, but Sacramento Chief Information Officer Maria MacGunigal sees the city’s Verizon deal as a something that will hopefully “generate excitement from other carriers to want to invest.”
State and local groups start 2018 awaiting the White House’s long-promised public works package.
In a guest article, Samuel Engel discusses how U.S. airport operators—along with passengers, politicians and investors—can profit from private investment when done right.
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.
Meanwhile, discussions continue in the infrastructure community about the promise and limitations of public-private partnerships.
Philanthropies and the private sector are assuming more risk associated with infrastructure projects in lieu of much-needed federal funding.
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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.
But two other states with less than a million people tried anyway.
The city will consider two public-private municipal fiber alternatives to a high-risk, purely public network.
Rahm Emanuel made his case at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership meeting, while encouraging colleagues to get creative with investment.
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.
“I don’t care what country you represent, or what industry you represent, workforce is a challenge,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
Congressional Democrats, meanwhile, continue to criticize the president’s proposals.
In the nation’s capital, there was plenty of talk during Infrastructure Week about the forthcoming proposal.
In a guest article, Hennepin County, Minn., Commissioner Peter McLaughlin advocates for an “all of the above” approach to federal investment in infrastructure.
“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.
“We want the marketplace to organically build this thing out,” according to City Manager Harry Black.
Among the constraints the ratings agency noted in a report issued Tuesday: “There is no bipartisan agreement on how to fund such investment.”
“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.
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