Key complex issues impacting public private partnerships for transportation renewal projects in the United States
Highways have become a symbol of modern America (Levinson, 2004), and infrastructure investment plays a pivotal role both in short-term and long-term economic growth and in job creation. In the US, it represents 16% of the gross national product, and every dollar of public investment in highways has a net rate of return of 22 cents, and every billion dollars of federal highway investment generates 47,500 jobs (AASHTO 2003). In response to the inabilities to raise government revenues in the US, aging infrastructure systems, and high construction and O/M costs, infrastructure development has ...
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