Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies on Infrastructure Development

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ASCE Publications, May 4, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies in Infrastructure Development demystifies this innovative solution to the challenges of designing, financing, building, and operating major infrastructure projects. In today's world, partnerships between public agencies-federal, state, and local-and private companies are an increasingly popular policy tool. At a time when infrastructure in the United States and elsewhere is aging and public budgets are shrinking, public-private partnerships (PPPs) permit planners to leverage limited funds, while private firms embrace these relationships as an unfolding and potentially profitable global market. But what separates a successful partnership from one that fails to deliver on its promise?

In this book, Sidney Levy brings a balanced perspective to the history and development of the PPP movement. He outlines different approaches to defining and planning a PPP, supplemented by a history of PPP toll roads in the United States. He describes the key players in a PPP deal and provides case studies of the projects in Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Canada, and Mexico.

This compendium of practical detail on public-private partnerships is essential reading for civil engineers, engineering managers, construction contractors, developers, and government officials involved in or contemplating a major infrastructure project.

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"...its comprehensiveness makes it an excellent text for academic coursework in engineering, business, finance, law, and government. Highly recommended." ?CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (September 2012)

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 The PublicPrivate Partnership Movement
1
Chapter 2 Tools for Implementing PPPs
29
Developers and Financers
57
Chapter 4 The Federal Role in PPPs
83
Chapter 5 Virginia Department of Transportation
119
Chapter 6 The Chicago Skyway and the Indiana Toll Road
153
Chapter 7 Texas Strategic Plan Includes PublicPrivate Partnerships
185
Chapter 8 Floridas PublicPrivate Partnership Endeavors
217
Chapter 9 What Some Other States Are Doing
251
Chapter 10 The Corridors of the Future
289
Chapter 11 Our Neighbors to the South and to the North
329
Chapter 12 Looking Down the Road
363
Index
391
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About the author (2011)

Sidney M. Levy is a consultant with 40 years of experience in construction and specializing in contract negotiations, project delivery systems and the preparation and settlement of construction claims and disputes. He is the author of more than 25 books on construction processes, planning, management, and international construction practices.

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