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Are P3s the answer to our infrastructure needs? NYT article raises concerns.

Posted in Infrastructure News, Public-private partnerships

This article by Griff Palmer in the NY Times Business Day section examines three P3 projects in the US, and compares the promises with some of the disappointments.  The article provides a good overview of the significant issues that must be considered in order for a P3 to be successful for all concerned.  … Continue Reading

Appellate court clears way for Presidio Parkway Project to move forward as a Public-Private Partnership

Posted in Public-private partnerships, Uncategorized

On August 8, 2011, the 1st District Court of Appeal broke new ground when it published a decision holding that Phase 2 of the Presidio Parkway project can move forward as a public-private partnership (P3). The Presidio Parkway Project is the first project to reach award under California’s new public-private partnership statute, Streets and Highways… Continue Reading

Doyle Drive project sued for impermissible use of P3 authority

Posted in Public-private partnerships, Uncategorized

The Professional Engineers in California Government, the union representing state engineers, has filed suit to stop the project to replace Doyle Drive, the 1.6 mile highway that connects the Golden Gate Bridge with the City of San Francisco. The lawsuit alleges that the project impermissibly uses a Private Public Partnership (P3) contrary to the State… Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Ambitious Plan to Foster Public-Private Partnerships

Posted in Infrastructure Financing Act, Public-private partnerships

Governor Schwarzenegger recently announced a plan to promote public-private partnerships in order to meet California’s long-term infrastructure needs. (See Los Angeles Times article.) Public-private partnerships are contractual agreements which are formed between public agencies and one or more private companies whereby the private company finances, builds and manages public facilities for a specified period of time.… Continue Reading