Community unites against privatizing transportation in local school district
ABC 10 With a deficit in its budget, the Ishpeming Public School District has been looking for ways to cut the budget to leave more money for education. One idea going through the Board of Education is privatizing the busing system for the district.
Parking meters, garages took in $156M — but city won’t see a cent
Mick Dumke and Chris Fusco,
Chicago Sun-Times Chicago’s parking-meter system took in $121.7 million last year, while four underground city-owned garages reaped another $34.7 million — with not a penny of that money going to the cash-strapped city government.
Tapping Private Sector for Roads and Bridges Poses Hurdles for Trump
Mark Niquette and David Carey,
Bloomberg But even as President Trump vows to steer more private money toward improving U.S. roads, bridges and airports, familiar impediments may hinder investors. … Fund executives say they hope for more U.S. investment opportunities.
Arizona lawmaker pushes to cut vehicle fleet by using Uber for state workers
Associated Press, February 11, 2017 Weninger’s House Bill 2440 requires a 20 percent cut in the state car and light truck fleet and the creation of a pilot program using rental cars, fleet management services, ride hailing services, vehicle for hire companies or private-public partnerships.
Alaska Employees Union Files Class-Action Grievance Over Governor's Plan to Privatize
SitNews In addition to cutting hundreds of positions to bridge Alaska’s fiscal gap, Governor Walker’s budget includes plans to privatize construction design work in the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities without performing a feasibility study.
Infrastructure Strategy Touted by Trump Has Produced Uneven Results
Stateline Less than 1 percent of spending on highways nationwide, for example, came from P3s in the last 25 years, and a number of these highway projects hit stumbling blocks.
Privatization of parking meters in Jackson continues
Patrice Clark, MS News Now The proposal on the table would allow a private company to take over the meter operation and increase fees, but some people want to keep things local. There are more than 1000 Parking meters in the city of Jackson; while some work, many don’t.
Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization
Overdrive Trump says he would incentivize private businesses to invest in infrastructure projects by offering them tax incentives. Such privatization of U.S. roads could lead to more tolls, Spencer says.
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Chicago Tribune In Uber's early days, it said it wanted to be "everyone's private driver." Now the company and its main U.S. competitor, Lyft, are playing around with the idea of becoming the bus driver, too.
Audit reveals UDOT needs better oversight of contractors, consultants
Deseret News Utah Department of Transportation contractors incorrectly installed 109 signs on a state road in Tooele and another dozen unsafe signs on Bangerter Highway, according to a new legislative audit.
VA: Investigation: ERC past due toll fees
ABC News 13 Michael Gray is always driving through the Midtown Tunnel. So, naturally he chose to set up an EZ Pass account early last yearto pay tolls. Today, he wonders why he's receiving bills when there is money in his EZ Pass account.
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