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The TIGER Comes Roaring Back: New Round of Federal Transportation Grants to Award $475 Million

Posted in Public-Private Partnerships, Transportation

By Marcus Lemon USDOT indicated yesterday that a 5th round of TIGER grant opportunities may be announced on Friday, April 19th, with $475 million in grants becoming available. TIGER (which stands for Transportation Grants Generating Economic Recovery), is a highly competitive program that provides matching grant money for transportation projects administered by state departments of… Continue Reading

Congress Passes Key Provisions on P3s

Posted in Public-Private Partnerships, Transportation

By Michael Wojnar On Friday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approved the final conference report on the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), legislation to reform and reauthorize surface transportation programs through 2014. MAP-21 finally replaces the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users… Continue Reading

Internet Regulatory Policy: My Report from Venice, Italy

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Public-Private Partnerships

By Dan Caprio Last week, Venice, Italy played host to IoT Week 2012 and the IoT International Forum. Known in Europe as “IoT – The Internet of Things” and in the U.S. as “smart innovation,” “smart grids,” and “smart transportation,” this exciting field is increasingly demonstrating both market growth and the potential to bring about tangible… Continue Reading

Finalizing Public-Private Partnerships Legislation Will Lead To New Infrastructure

Posted in Infrastructure, Legislatures (State), Public-Private Partnerships, Transportation

By Frank Rapoport Two major conferences focusing on public-private partnership (P3) opportunities are set to take place in the coming weeks. The Urban Land Institute’s Global Marketplace Conference on June 7 in Philadelphia will bring together 500 real estate leaders and decision-makers to discuss what’s next in the world of real estate lending, development, planning, design and related services,… Continue Reading

U.S. Mayors: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Environment

Posted in Energy Policy, Infrastructure, Mayors, Public-Private Partnerships

By Bandele McQueen Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) convened its 80th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The conference was said to be one of the best yet with strong participation, a stout lineup of speakers, and a dynamic leadership team that will transition from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Philadelphia Mayor… Continue Reading