In a detailed opinion piece being published internationally, ARTBA is defending the use of public private partnerships (P3s) as an option for major transportation projects, noting this method can drive innovation and includes safeguards for taxpayers.  In the new issue of Thinking Highways, ARTBA’s Rich Juliano writes that P3s have been “a welcome and much-needed addition to the overall effort to improve America’s surface transportation network.”  The opinion piece, “Setting the Record Straight,” responds to a recent pair of articles in the same publication by Randy Salzman, which were severely critical of U.S. P3s and based on highly-questionable rationale.  By his own description, Salzman main purpose is to promote “transportation demand management that actually changes driving behavior and decreases America’s oil dependency.”

For more information on ARTBA’s P3 Division and 27th Annual P3s in Transportation Conference on July 15-17, visit www.artbap3.org.