West Baltimore Police Station Helps Officers, Engages Community

With the help of private donations, the Baltimore’s Western District police station has undergone a $4.5 million renovation that helps police officers take care of themselves and provides public space for residents to gather.

Michigan city to add downtown parking via P3

City leaders in Holland, Mich., recently approved a deal that will add 380 parking spaces to its downtown.

Texas county’s P3 generates energy rebate, savings

Fort Bend County’s public-private partnership with Schneider Electric is paying off. The southeastern Texas county entered a P3 last summer to pay for energy and infrastructure upgrades. An energy efficiency program paid for a modernized jail and failing systems – with no new taxes or increase fees.

Collaboration brings affordable housing to D.C.

Local government in the District of Columbia is teaming up with developers and the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust on Portner Flats, a 96-unit affordable housing project.

P3s might be answer to federal parks’ budget woes

Like a lot of U.S. infrastructure, America’s national parks are falling behind on maintenance and improvement – to the tune of an $11.3 billion backlog. Yet, President Trump has proposed cutting $322 million from the National Park Service’s $3 billion budget – at a time when park users are seeking more amenities like wi-fi service. Enter public-private partnerships.

Public Finance Group Plans Kentucky Event With KLC

The Council of Development Finance Agencies has announced the Kentucky League of Cities as an official partner of the Kentucky Financing Roundtable and plans for the 2017 Kentucky Financing Roundtable Conference.

DOT Grant Program Tweaked to Emphasize P3s

The U.S. Department of Transportation has changed criteria for an infrastructure grant program to reflect the Trump administration’s desired to use more public-private partnerships.

P3s and Bike-Share Programs: The Gears Are Turning

The U.S. Department of Defense has been encouraged to explore a public-private partnership to implement to a bike-share program on military bases. And companies like Ford Motor Co. also are implementing programs.

Business, Educators Joining Forces to Close Skills Gap

An educational advocacy group and Maine’s State Chamber of Commerce have outlined strategies aimed at doubling the number of students attending vocational high schools, also known as career and technical education.

P3 Proves Nimble in Economic Development

A public-private partnership’s flexibility allows it to do more for economic development, the CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina told a county economic development group.