Much has been said already about President Trump's call to "rebuild our crumbling infrastructure," in his first State of the Union address. The President asked Congress to advance a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that, in part, should be "leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment."
But not all "crumbling infrastructure" is state and local infrastructure. The federal government's infrastructure also needs attention (e.g., river locks, some dams and levees, federal buildings, etc.). In late ...
The National Council for Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently concluded on October 28 a very well-attended two day conference in Lexington, Kentucky on the Commonwealth’s new public-private partnership (P3) enabling legislation, the so-called "HB-309. HB-309’s chief drafter, Rep. Leslie Combs, was on-hand, participating in nearly every panel discussion, either as a panelist or from the audience. Rep. Combs reflected on HB-309 as if she were a proud mama, and her and fellow Kentuckians’ enthusiasm for its flexibility ...
The National Council for Public Private Partnerships, reengineered its 2016 P3 Connect annual conference June 27 to 29, 2016, posing the question What’s Next for public-private partnerships in the United States. NCPPP (as it is widely known in the P3 space) launched four Institutes to offer answers. NCPPP created four separate Transportation, Energy, Real Estate and Social Infrastructure and Water institutes, each of which met in Chicago over the three day conference starting discussions with where are we now and ending with where do we go from here.
In parallel, NCPPP reprised ...
As part of Infrastructure Week, 2015, several interested organizations banded together for an afternoon meeting on Monday, May 11, that focused on public-private partnerships as a way out of the infrastructure crunch. Projects, big and small, stand to benefit from engaging the private sector to solve an array of infrastructure challenges. The event was hosted by the Pew Charitable Trusts, and moderated by Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone, who is also the 2nd Vice President of National League of Cities (NLC). Art Smith, President of the National Council for Public-Private ...
The Performance Based Building Coalition (PBBC) and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) together hosted the P3s for Public Buildings Summit in Miami on November 17 and 18, 2014.
One of the panels formed for the Summit reviewed Best Practices for Public Building P3 Projects: What Works and What Doesn’t? The panel was skillfully moderated by Mark Romoff, President & CEO of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. The panelists were Orion Fulton, Senior Manager at Arup, Bill Maginas, Vice President at Honeywell, Douglas Scott, Senior ...
The inaugural P3s for Public Buildings Summit will be held on November 17-18, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, FL. The summit will be hosted by the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships and the Performance Based Building Coalition.
The summit will explore ways that P3s can be developed and implemented to replace the nation’s deteriorating public buildings, including schools, hospitals, courthouses, universities, police stations and prisons.
- Topics of discussion will include:
- Financing of projects;
- Federal policy challenges and solutions;
- Case studies of ...
During the Use of WIFIA breakout session at the NCPPP P3 Connect conference this week in Denver, Elizabeth Corr, Associate Division Director for the EPA, confirmed that the agency will not need to complete the formal federal rulemaking process to implement the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. The Act, or WIFIA, was recently enacted by Congress to make low cost loans and loan guarantees available to public and private sponsors of water projects and is based on the highly successful TIFIA program for transportation projects. Ms. Corr mentioned that EPA conducted its ...
After a re-boot, the National Conference for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) concluded a three day summit July 30 in Denver, Colorado on all things P3.
NCPPP’s P3 Connect annual meeting held programs addressing P3 project delivery in the water/waste water, federal and state disaster recovery, U.S. Department of Defense/U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) and emerging social infrastructure spaces, in addition to the more traditional transportation/transit spaces that has seen recent sustained growth in the United States.
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