Public-private infrastructure financing is a hot idea these days, and no wonder. With state budgets still hurting from the Great Recession and Capitol Hill tied in knots, private investors look like very good partners for rebuilding our sewers, bridges, and roads.
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Have you ever gotten stuck in traffic on 101, or stuck on a Caltrain that isn’t moving, or stuck at a VTA stop waiting on a bus? If you live or work in Silicon Valley, whether you drive, take public transit, or both, your answer is probably “yes”. Read more from affiliate Working Partnerships USA on their campaigns for quality jobs and transportation justice.
Somerville citizens group seeks say in Union Square development, Somerville Journal
Delray residents work with — not against — developers; West Atlantic Avenue redevelopment being done with resident input, Sun Sentinel
State Orders 2 Construction Firms To Stop Work At Amazon Warehouse Site In Windsor, The Hartford Courant
Olivia Chow promises 5,000 jobs for young people from local hiring requirement, Toronto Star
Group wants MGM held accountable in casino construction, hiring, Daily Record
America’s cities are desperate for new infrastructure investment. As local and national leaders ponder strategies for renewing America’s cities, they would do well to learn from the collaborations of community, worker, civil rights, and environmental leaders that are pushing regional and municipal leaders to get more for their infrastructure investments.
West Atlantic Avenue development deal postponed, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Bronx Borough President hesitates on NYC FC Stadium endorsement, Empire of Soccer
After many years of fighting we are so proud to announce that FRESC's wage theft legislation passed the senate today!
Towering new high rise planned for University Circle, WKYC-TV
4755 Fauntleroy alley vacation returns to council Transportation Committee tomorrow, West Seattle Blog
Timeline calls for Chattanooga's Harriet Tubman site demolition this summer, Times Free Press
GUEST COMMENTARY: A closer look at airport privatization agreement
I had to force myself to read the recently-signed Airport Development Agreement. All it takes is tiny type and legalistic language, and most of us will stop reading. It was passed by the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority with only four votes, little discussion and no public review.
Who benefits from the Secret Safeway's community benefits agreement? Greater Greater Washington
Agreement would be a win-win for developer, locals, Grass Valley Union
Arena’s Meditation Room Raises Its Own Existential Questions, NY TImes
Atlanta’s income gap problem rooted in poverty, not in a lack of middle-class, Saporta Report
Hales encouraging Trader Joe’s project revival, DJC Oregon
Council agrees to abandon Downtown properties, set up new oversight committee for Falcons stadium, Fresh Loaf