| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The Board of Public Works gave its blessing Wednesday to an O'Malley administration plan to contract with a private sector partner to build, operate and help finance a $2.2 billion light rail line in the Washington suburbs.
The board action clears the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future depends on continued infrastructure investment, beyond the $4.4 billion already scheduled for highway and mass transit systems in the next six years.
| Dec 8, 2013
Anschutz Entertainment Group becomes the new manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, marking the largest and most significant privatization of a city asset in recent memory.
AEG will handle day-to-day operations, but the Convention...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:10 AM
A tentative agreement valued at up to $100 million will be announced Monday for private investors to develop and manage the long underused Gary/Chicago International Airport and incubate businesses in the surrounding area, the Tribune has learned.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:53 AM
A vote to undo part of Long Grove’s recently approved road-privatization ordinance failed Tuesday night, despite the presence of dozens of residents at a Village Board meeting, many of them there to protest the shift of upkeep and plowing costs to...
| Oct 1, 2013
Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea.
Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:53 PM
City officials took the head of the nation's Department of Housing and Urban Development on a tour Wednesday of Barclay to show him work by a private developer they say is starting to turn around the small, impoverished neighborhood in the middle of the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's growing increasingly difficult for the poorest families in Baltimore to find affordable rental housing, and some housing advocates worry new housing policies such as privatization could make the problem worse.
An analysis by the Urban Institute...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
Presidents (and petunias) are no...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:01 PM
— Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years.
Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
| Sep 16, 2013
With the Legislature scheduled to come back to session next week, sides again are lining up for and against Gov. Tom Corbett’s stalled plan to sell the state liquor store system and open up beer sales. Northampton County District Attorney......