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Infrastructure Alert - February 11, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the GPUC, the construction consortium working on its expansion, have been deadlocked over whether the Canal will pay for $1.6 billion in cost overruns. Construction halted on February 5 due to...more

Three Crisis Management Mistakes from Christie’s Bridgegate

It’s not hard to imagine that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s still-unfolding Bridgegate scandal could have taken a different turn. Lacking evidence, the allegations aired shortly after the George Washington Bridge closure...more

Tappan Zee Receives $1.6 Billion TIFIA Loan

The New York State Thruway Authority has received federal approval of a 35-year low interest loan for the $4.8 billion Tappan Zee bridge replacement project through the federal government’s Transportation Infrastructure...more

Infrastructure Alert - November 6, 2013

On October 23, the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 by a vote of 417-3. The near-unanimous vote on a bill with significant authorizations is notable considering the recent...more

PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions [Video]

This past June, Pennsylvania's state legislature failed to enact transportation funding legislation that would have addressed the structurally-deficient condition of many Pennsylvania bridges. As a result of this absence of...more

ARTBA Recognizes East End Crossing Participants, Bill Reinhardt and P3 Founders at 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner

On July 26, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (“ARTBA”) held its awards dinner for the 25th Annual P3s in Transportation Conference. Each year during this dinner, the ARTBA P3 Division honors projects...more

Growing Michigan - Second Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Patent Case Concerning Roundup Ready Soy Beans - Farm Bill Moves Forward But Remains in Doubt - Bridge to Prosperity: New Bridge Between U.S. and Canada Approved -...more

Bridge To Prosperity: New Bridge Between U.S. And Canada Approved

Michigan farmers are among legions of organizations expressing gratitude now that a new bridge between the U.S. and Canada has been approved by the Obama Administration, setting the stage for a sharp increase in trade between...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 9: Bills Make Significant Progress in the House

Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more

East End Crossing Achieves Financial Close

Almost a year to the day from when the procurement began, the East End Crossing P3 project has achieved financial close. Raising nearly $1 billion of public and private debt and equity funding, WVB East End Partners, made up...more

Infrastructure Alert - March 26, 2013

This Friday, President Obama will visit the Port of Miami. On July 19, 2012, President Obama put the Port of Miami on his “We Can’t Wait” list of expedited infrastructure projects to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to...more

P3 Solution for Pennsylvania Bridge Repairs Must Wait for Transportation Plan To Pass

Bryan Kendro, director of the Office of Policy and Public Private Partnerships for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), told InfraAmericas that repair of many of the state’s bridges could be structured as...more

Project Finance International

Originally Published in Project Finance International, February 13, 2013. We all know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Young girl gets lost in the woods, stumbles upon a house and discovers the occupants...more

Metro's Gold Line Bridge Completed On-Time and On-Budget

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (“Authority”) has announced the completion of the Iconic Freeway Structure Design-Build Project (“Iconic Freeway Structure”) on-time and on-budget. Awarded to...more

Tappan Zee Bridge Contract Awarded

As reported in our December 18 post, the New York State Thruway Authority unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC....more

Ohio River Bridges - East End Crossing - Reaches Commercial Close

On December 27, 2012, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) achieved commercial close of the East End Crossing project in southern Indiana, part of the broader Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. WVB East...more

NYS Thruway Board Approves $3.1 Billion Design-Build Contract for Tappan Zee Bridge

On December 17, 2012, the Board of the New York State Thruway Authority (“NYSTA”) unanimously approved award of the design-build contract for the Tappan Zee bridge replacement project to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (a...more

A Tale of Two Bridges (A Tale of Bi-State Cooperation)

On November 16, 2012, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”) selected WVB East End Partners (“WVB”) as the “Preferred Proposer” for IFA’s East End Crossing project in southern Indiana. WVB East End Partners is a joint venture...more

Indiana Selects Preferred Proposer For East End Crossing (Ohio River Bridges Project)

On November 16, 2012, the board of the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”), with Governor Daniels in attendance, based on the recommendation of Kendra York, IFA’s Public Finance Director, approved the preliminary selection of...more

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