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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.