Public-Private Partnerships On The Rise


In "Funding America's Infrastructure Needs: Public-Private Partnerships May Help Close Infrastructure Gap," in the March 2009 issue of Construction Briefings, Steve McBrady of C&M examines the increasing use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in American infrastructure, as the federal government, states, and localities seek innovative mechanisms for upgrading and operating critical infrastructure. The recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Obama administration's proposal for a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank, and the upcoming Transportation Re-Authorization bill, will bolster these efforts and generate increased focus on the use of PPPs across the country.