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A Guide to Transportation Funding Options

Highway Funding – Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

More Information

PPP Case Studies - FHWA PPP website

PPP FAQs - FHWA PPP website

Model PPP Legislation and Interactive Map of State Legislation - FHWA PPP website

28 Key Elements of PPP Legislation - FHWA PPP website

Public-private partnerships refer to contractual agreements between a public agency and a private sector entity that allows for greater private sector participation in the delivery of transportation projects. Many public agencies at the local level have engaged with the private sector for development of local road projects. And there are currently 34 US states and one territory that have enacted legislation that enable the use of public-private partnerships.

Some of the primary reasons for public agencies to enter into public-private partnerships include:

The US DOT has prepared model legislation (see link in box, top right). The model provides states with examples of the basic elements to consider in authorizing PPP legislation.