Private sector participation in the financing, construction and operation of transportation facilities - often mistakenly called "privitization" - is no longer viewed as a percept of conservative ideology, but as a practical solution for cash-strapped governments intent on meeting growing demands for transportation. This pragmatism has been evidenced in an initiative of the Washington State legislature to explore entrepreneurial ways of funding transportation facility improvements. The result is one of the most innovative processes yet devised for supporting joint public/private development of transportation infrastructure. The six projects approved by the State Transportation Commission are described in this article.

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    Urban Mobility Corporation

    1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 1200
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Publication Date: 1994-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Innovation Briefs
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Urban Mobility Corporation
    • ISSN: 1071-393X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1995 12:00AM