Public-private partnerships


Any public-private partnerships must ensure full accountability to the public.

Policymakers should enter into these arrangements only when they can:

  • demonstrate long-term net public benefitsfor example, in considering whether to lease land for a private highway, demonstrating that the long-term public benefits justify the loss of toll revenue to the public sector;
  • ensure that the public sector retains control over transportation planning and policy, including the ability to maintain or upgrade public assets; and
  • ensure access for people with low incomes.