Tag Archives: PPPs

Myth: PPPs involve selling our roads to foreign companies

The further build out and investment in our transportation infrastructure only makes the U.S. more competitive in the global marketplace.

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Myth: Government loses control of public assets in Public-Private Partnership deals.

Another day, another myth surrounding public-private partnerships in transportion.  Today, the focus is the popular misconception that these deals involve losing control of the underlying infrastructure or assets. Myth: Government loses control of public assets in PPP deals. Fact: This …

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Myth: Private toll road operators can charge unlimited tolls

Most concession agreements to date have incorporated annual caps on the amount that toll rates can be increased, using various inflation indices. Put simply, future toll rates are a policy decision and are determined by state officials upfront before a concession agreement is signed.

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Myth: Public-Private Partnerships involve the “sale” of roads to private interests.

In July we released our latest report, Ten Myths and Facts on Transportation Public Private Partnerships, in an effort to encourage a debate on the issue based on facts and analysis rather than emotions and misconceptions. In order to highlight the details …

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