An opinion article published in POLITICO on March 22, 2013 makes the case for public-private partnership projects in the United States. The article urges the United States federal government to catch up with the rest of the country, as thirty-one states already have legislation for road and bridge projects while twenty-one can boast legislation for all transit projects. P3 projects can be a promising alternative to political gridlock and rising deficits. Additionally, both parties can usually agree that infrastructure investment energizes the economy and accelerates job creation. The article cites several examples of projects and the number of local jobs created. The global community has made use of P3 projects and the United States is in line to reap additional benefits if they gain public support. “Successful P3s around the world show that private investment in infrastructure, if done properly, can have positive results for governments, investors, and ordinary citizens.”
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