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Public-Private Partnerships: The Only Road to Trump's Infrastructure Plan?

The basic outline for President Trump’s infrastructure plan was laid out in February, and this is its essence — $200 billion in federal funding will spur more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements. Direct...more

Government decides on “infrastructure mortgage” - (the roadmap for developing public-private partnership tools)

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After the President of Russia, speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2017, announced the mechanism of “infrastructure mortgage” to support priority growth rates of Russia’s economy, business and the...more

Illinois Offers Competitive Freight Program Grants; Deadline for Applications is April 6, 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced a competitive grant program that includes up to $225 million in funding for freight mobility projects. The Competitive Freight Program is designed to achieve four...more

Rebuilding Infrastructure in America - Infrastructure Update

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Recently, we described the announcement of President Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan (the “Plan”). Today, we report on what has developed since the ambitious proposal was unveiled. The Plan - As we reported...more

Colorado Senate Bill Proposes Utilizing Blockchain Technology to Improve State Government’s Operations and Cybersecurity

The Colorado Senate is considering a bill to utilize blockchain or other distributed ledger technology for a variety of purposes, including to improve the state government’s operations and cybersecurity. Senate Bill 18-086...more

Investment Outlook 2018: Transaction and deal trends in the GCC

by Hogan Lovells on

Gulf economies and markets have transformed in many ways in response to three years of low oil prices, new regional leadership and a global world order in flux. The tougher fiscal environment and renewed drive to implement...more

Checking-In: Chapter 9, Chapter 11 or Ineligible?

Last week, President Trump unveiled his proposal to fix our nation’s aging infrastructure. While the proposal lauded $1.5 trillion in new spending, it only included $200 billion in federal funding. To bridge this sizable gap,...more

White House Releases New Infrastructure Framework

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On February 12, 2018, the White House released its “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” proposing a legislative framework for the nation’s infrastructure needs. Key components of the proposed...more

Acquisition Disruption – Innovative Concepts in Government Contracting

Government procurement often gets a (not altogether undeserved) bad rap as a cumbersome process that is lacking in imagination and innovation. Today more than ever, however, the federal government is making use of cutting...more

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released - Details Local Agencies Need are Included

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Today, the White House released a legislative outline that, for the first time, provides details on the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package discussed by President Trump in recent weeks. ...more

Next Stop for Infrastructure Policy: Congress

by Nossaman LLP on

Last Monday the White House released its long-anticipated infrastructure proposal. While the Administration has taken executive action on a number of infrastructure-related issues over the past year, most notably relating to...more

School District Finalizes Deal for Renewable Energy Partnership

by Miller Canfield on

Flushing Community Schools recently finalized a public-private partnership (P3) project with solar power company Standard Solar Inc. This transaction, the first-of-its-kind for a public school in Michigan, is anticipated to...more

White House Unveils Infrastructure Plan: Funding Questions Remain

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The American Infrastructure Initiative (infrastructure plan) released by the White House last week aims to stimulate more than $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next decade, shorten the process for approving projects,...more

Trump’s Proposed Infrastructure Plan: Is It Much More Than It Seems?

by Alston & Bird on

President Trump released his long-awaited infrastructure plan last week, and like most things that come out of the White House, it was overshadowed by the partisan politics that dominate our government. The plan has been...more

A Peek Inside the Trump Infrastructure Plan: What Local Government Agencies Should Know - The State of the Union Address and a...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address last night, he touched on infrastructure by discussing a proposed plan to direct at least $1.5 trillion toward infrastructure investment over the next decade. To...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

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Public-private partnerships key for gas infrastructure development in SADC region - Speaking [Nepad Business Foundation (NBF) Africa infrastructure programme manager Peter Varndell] at the Africa Gas Forum, in...more

Private Activity Bonds Under President Trump's "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America"

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The White House released a 53-page framework on Tuesday setting forth its legislative goals for rebuilding America's infrastructure (the Infrastructure Plan)....more

White House Infrastructure Plan — Perspectives for the P3 Market

On February 12, 2018, the Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, titled “A Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” (the Plan). In 50-plus pages, the Plan sets forth a...more

What to Watch: Five Key Features of the Infrastructure Package

by Bracewell LLP on

The President has announced more details regarding the new national infrastructure initiative that he referenced during his State of the Union address. The details suggest the Administration is taking a new approach to...more

White House Releases Roadmap for Nation’s Infrastructure; Congress Takes the Wheel

by Nossaman LLP on

The White House released its long-awaited infrastructure proposal to Congress this morning, along with the President’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal. While elements have been hinted at and leaked before, the 55-page...more

New Funding Source for Mass Transit under the SMART Plan

by Bilzin Sumberg on

We have previously written about the need for new funding solutions for public transportation, including mechanisms that capture the added value of mass transit on adjacent properties. ...more

A new attractive law on the PPP in Republic of Guinea

by Dentons on

Republic of Guinea has passed on 4 July 2017, a new law n°2017-32 relating to public-private partnerships ("PPPs") (hereafter the "New Law"), that was enacted on 24 October 2017 by decree and which modernizes the existing...more

Tax Reform Establishes Municipal Opportunity Zones for Investment

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Included in the recently enacted federal tax reform legislation is the Investing in Opportunity Act (the “Act”) which establishes the Opportunity Zones Program (the “Program”). The Program aims to spur private investment in...more

Transportation Developments in Year 1 of the Trump Administration - President Touts New $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan; A...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In January 2017, Holland & Knight Transportation & Infrastructure lawyers and senior advisors prepared 20 posts for the 20 days leading to President Donald Trump's inauguration regarding what to expect from the Trump...more

A Path to Federal P3s for Infrastructure? ABA Subcommittee Suggests Changes to OMB Budgetary Scoring

by Nossaman LLP on

Much has already 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...more

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