PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DISASTERS

 

PPPs In the News

 
New Golden Gate Bridge Approach Hits Funding Snag
San Francisco Chronicle, 2/6/12
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SBX is Still the Poster Child for Misguided Public-Private Ventures
UT San Diego, 1/12/12
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Toll-Road Woes Show Risk of U.S. Loans Lawmakers Aim to Expand
Bloomberg
, 1/11/12
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SANDAG Officially Takes Over South Bay Toll Road
UT San Diego, 12/21/11
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91 Express Lanes - How it Helped Change the US Toll Road Landscape
InfraAmericas, 10/28/2011
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SANDAG Board to Consider How to Pay for South Bay Expressway
San Diego Union Tribune, 08/24/2011
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Dulles Rail Phase II Headed for Death Spiral
The Washington Examiner, 08/23/2011
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Pubic Agency Could Take Over SR-125 Toll Road
News San Diego, 07/29/2011
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SANDAG Votes to Buy South Bay Expressway
LemonGrove Patch, 07/31/2011
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Toll Project Bankruptcies Demonstrate Risk Transfer
Bacon's Rebellion, 05/27/2011
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Lessons Learned from Bankruptcy of South Bay Expressway
San Diego Union Tribune, 05/27/2011   
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The Toll Road to Serfdom
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
, 3/15/2011 

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Competitive Enterprise Institute Report Examines Limitations of PPPs
AASHTO Journal
, 1/14/2011
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Crumbling Infrastructure, Crumbling Democracy: Infrastructure Privatization Contracts and their Effects on State and Local Governance, Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy,  Winter 2011 PDF
The Problem with Public-Private Partnerships
Open Market, 11/5/2011
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Hikes in Toll Fees, Mass Transit Fares a Consequence of Public-Private Partnerships
Bulatlat
, 10/2011
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Slowdown on the Public-Private Express
September 16, 2010 Stateline
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Test Drive New Road, Game Offers Peek at Bridge Approach, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/15/11 PDF
MTA Suffers with Doyle Drive Toll Failure, The SF Examiner, 3/4/11 PDF

Is Privatization a Bad Deal for Cites and States?, New York Times  4/4/2011

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Doyle Drive's Costly Pothole 
June 9, 2010 SF Weekly
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PECG Launches Campaign Opposing Wasteful, No-Bid P3 Project Conversion
May 10, 2010 Press Release 
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Toll Road Operator Files for Chapter 11 
March 23, 2010 San Diego Union Tribune
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Report Highlights Downsides of P3s
June 10, 2009 Columbia Institute's Centre for Civic Governance 
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The Latest on Babcock & Brown: End of Road for B&B 
June 12, 2009 Herald Sun
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Collapse of Tube Contractor Metronet Could Cost Taxpayer 410m
June 5, 2009 Guardian
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Here's the Latest on Now Bankrupt International Public-Private-Partnership Firm Babcock & Brown
April 2009
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Washington, DC.:  Study of Private Roads Shows Signs for Caution
March 31, 2009 USPIRG.ORG News Release
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In US, a Hot Debate on Infrastructure Privatizing
March 20, 2009 Reuters
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UK Government Bails Out Key Construction Projects
March 3, 2009 International Herald Tribune
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LAO:  "Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships Not Needed to Advance Projects"
Calif. Legislative Analyst's February 3, 2009 Transportation Budget Analysis
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Partnership Projects Pricier, Study Finds
January 30, 2009 Vancouver Sun
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Bill Lockyer: Public-Private Infrastructure Fight Ruinous
January 26, 2009 Sacramento Bee
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Toll Roads Are Paved With Bad Intentions
January 29, 2009 Wall Street Journal
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