Holiday Season is Good Time to Consider Infrastructure Needs

For many Americans, the holiday season is spent traveling roadways to see relatives or to take advantage of time off work and school to visit destinations across America. AAA projected that 50.9 million Americans journeyed 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving break.

Awards Highlight Examples of Successful P3s

Kentucky is still feeling its way through the learning process for developing and launching successful public-private partnerships, as we test their viability on projects in state parks expansions, office buildings in Frankfort and for the social infrastructure project in Madison. However, there are plenty of examples of transformational projects across the country that can serve as education and inspiration for community leaders and private partners in the Bluegrass.

Developers of 300 Building Selected for Capital Plaza Project

The build-to-suit selection committee for the proposed new Frankfort state office building and parking structure met on Oct. 25 to interview short-listed firms prior to deciding on the finalist earlier this week.

Roundtable Meets at Kentucky Chamber to Discuss P3 Possibilities

Members of the P3 Kentucky Roundtable met this week at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce offices in Frankfort to discuss recent public-private partnerships and the opportunities for P3s and continued infrastructure improvements in 2018.

Tax Reform Legislation Introduced in U.S. House, Imperiling Tax-Exempt Financing for Many Projects

Should infrastructure projects, hospitals, YMCAs, community centers and universities all cost more? Apparently so, according to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and their version of Tax Reform legislation introduced last week.

A Long-Term Water Solution for Shelby County

Louisville Water is ready to begin installing a large water main along Interstate 64 East that will deliver its drinking water to the city of Shelbyville.

Soccer Stadium Approval Draws Positive Responses from City

Last week’s approval by Louisville leaders to spend nearly $30 million on land and improvements for a new soccer stadium has drawn a positive response from neighbors and the community at large.

Tax-Cut Bill Would End Bonds Used for Private Infrastructure Investment

The federal tax-cut bill released this week includes a provision to halt the sale of private-activity bonds used to fund public infrastructure projects like sports stadiums, toll roads and airports.

State Parks Offer Excellent Opportunities for P3 Projects

Kentucky’s state parks provide a great opportunity for major investments in resort hotels and amenities through public-private partnerships, according to a panel of experts who spoke last week at Greater Louisville Inc.’s Issues and Influencers series.

Gov. Bevin Sees P3 Future for I-69 bridge, State Parks and Airports

Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he expects public-private partnerships to be a solution for major public infrastructure projects, including the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project in Western Kentucky, as many as five state resort parks across the Commonwealth and perhaps a major airport expansion.