Challenges Mount for Traditional Transportation Funding: Are Public-Private Partnerships a U.S. Solution?

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) increasingly have become a way for public agencies around the world to build or upgrade transportation infrastructure; in the United States, PPPs are still developing. In this article the author looks at successful U.S. programs, draws out rules for success, and recommends three actions at the federal level to make the most of PPPs: (1) Create PPP information resources; (2) Supply financial tools; and (3) Provide seed money.

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  • Authors:
    • Bailey-Campbell, Pamela
  • Publication Date: 2011-5


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 4-9
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 274
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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  • Accession Number: 01345232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2011 9:06AM