Faced with political opposition and inconsistent rules from state to state, partnerships that channel private investment into public works have lagged badly in the U.S. compared to Europe and Australia. A new survey report suggests that public officials that have experience in building via public-private partnerships consider the method an important and useful development tool, but that there is a long way to go in gaining broader acceptance. Photo: Missouri DOT Can PPPs fund special truck lanes, such as the ones shown in this experiment in Missiouri? Related Links: Experienced Officials Support PPPs McGraw-Hill Construction’s PPP SmartMarket Report Released at
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