Open for Business: Who's Investing in Latin America
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
A recent report casts doubt on whether proposed federal legislation would actually accelerate decisions on the siting of cross-border energy infrastructure.
Cross-border pipelines and electric transmission lines play an...more
This Change, It’s a Coming (Maybe) -
Many states and the federal government are seriously considering converting from a “gallons consumed” tax levy to a “miles driven” program for determining gasoline tax. There are...more
A 138-page report, including 371 footnotes and a 30-page appendix listing all properly documented CEQA lawsuits filed in California over its 3-year study period (2010-2012), has been posted by its authors, Holland & Knight...more
SB 562 is a special law intended to clarify procedures that allows the City of Long Beach to move forward with its new Civic Center project. Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug.11, this law provides the City with discretion on...more
This Week -
It was an eventful week at the General Assembly and perhaps the most noteworthy news on Jones Street took place on Wednesday. Senate leadership held a press conference announcing that they were willing to...more
Released in May 2015 by Infrastructure Australia, the Australian Infrastructure Audit examines our asset base and sets out the needs and challenges facing the Australian infrastructure sector and its participants over the...more
On 7 July the five BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa formally launched the New Development Bank (NDB) at the inaugural meeting of the institution's Board of Governors in Moscow, Russia, ahead...more
A highway-funding bill passed by the Senate on July 30, 2015, and signed by President Obama on July 31st, contained certain tax provisions that change the due date of tax returns for many businesses. The bill, H.R. 3236,...more
I even have a suggestion on where one of those colonies might go: Morris Island, in Chatham. The miles of beaches on Morris Island are public, while the interior of the island is privately owned and taken up with estates...more
Shippers who are used to doing business with motor carriers often present freight brokers with a shipper-carrier agreement (often described as a “Motor Carrier Agreement”) of one kind or another to serve as the basis of a...more
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced an ordinance to the City Council that would put in place key changes to the zoning ordinance’s transit-oriented development (TOD) provisions.
The following summarizes five of the...more
The US Senate and House of Representatives have taken significant steps in recent days to advance the first comprehensive energy legislation since the passage of Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
We are just a few months away from the 15th anniversary of the historic November, 2000, election when Massachusetts voters approved a referendum calling for the reduction of the state income tax rate from 5.95% to 5%.
Latin American project bonds continue to grow as a source of infrastructure financing, particularly as private capital is needed to close multi-billion-dollar shortfalls in spending for needed infrastructure projects in Latin...more
French merger control: The Competition Authority agrees to approve the prospective acquirer of assets sold by the purchaser -
On May 15, 2015, the Competition Authority authorized, subject to certain conditions, the...more
This month's Fixing the Foundations 'productivity plan' commits the government to 'an urban planning revolution on brownfield sites'.
Ministers have already pledged to create a register of brownfield land suitable for...more
The long-awaited Presidio Parkway opened for the first time to Bay Area motorists on July 12th, ahead of schedule and to local and national praises.
The $1.1 billion Presidio Parkway replaces Doyle Drive – an outdated...more
In March, Ofcom announced its decision to undertake a strategic review of the telecommunications sector, having not carried out such a review since 2005. In parallel, the EU is currently reviewing regulation within the...more
Technology only imagined a decade ago is everywhere. It’s in our hands, on our laps, and on our desks. But it can also be found in our buildings and, increasingly, in and on our transportation infrastructure. Think wireless...more
Partnerships between the public and private sector can help improve and sustain the ability of local governments to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain various infrastructure.
Drivers in the U.S. are seeing the benefits of toll roads, according to a new report published by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). The 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States (June 30,...more
Much of the nation’s infrastructure, from energy to transportation, depends upon telecommunications for safe and efficient operation. The facilities that provide such communications services generally are proprietary...more
La semana pasada, el alcalde del condado de Miami-Dade, Carlos Giménez, presentó la propuesta de presupuesto para el año fiscal 2015-16 y el plan de inversión de capital multianual. Un repaso de las partidas del presupuesto...more
This Week -
After a week-long summer recess, lawmakers returned to Raleigh to resume the business of the State. The House finally appointed budget Conferees on Tuesday, nearly a month after receiving the Senate version...more
Successful P3s—Public-Private Partnerships—can be blessings for state and local governments searching for new ways to finance many types of critical “infrastructure”—roads, schools, prisons, and more—and...more
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