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Challenges and Opportunities Series: Public Private Partnerships in Transportation Delivery

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This is a selected set of key documents used in the research for drafting this paper. It is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography of P3 literature.

Overview - United States

Congressional Budget Office. Using Public-Private Partnerships to Carry Out Highway Projects. January 2012.

Deloitte Research. Closing America's Infrastructure Gap: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships. A Deloitte Research Study, 2006,

Engel, Eduardo et al. Public-Private Partnerships to Revamp U.S. Infrastructure. The Hamilton Project. February 2011.

Federal Highway Administration. Innovation Wave: An Update on the Burgeoning Private Sector Role in U.S. Highway and Transit Infrastructure. July, 2008.

Federal Highway Administration. Case Studies of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships in the United States. July 2007.

Federal Highway Administration. Manual for Using Public Private Partnerships on Highway Projects. 2006.

Federal Highway Administration. Public-Private Partnerships for Highway Infrastructure: Capitalizing on International Experience. March 2009,

Federal Highway Administration. Report to Congress on Public-Private Partnerships. December 2004.

Federal Highway Administration. User Guidebook on Implementing Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Infrastructure Projects in the United States. July 2007.

Government Accountability Office. Highway Public Private Partnerships: More Rigorous Up-Front Analysis Could Better Secure Potential Benefits and Protect the Public Interest. GAO-88-44, September 2008.

Reinhardt, William, ed. Public Works Financing. October 2011, Volume 2011

Reinhardt, William. The Role of Private Investment in Meeting U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Needs. May 2011.

Overview - International

Czerwinski, David and R. Richard Geddes. Policy Issues in U.S. Transportation Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons from Australia. Mineta Transportation Institute. July 2010.

Garvin, Michael. "International Practices in Public-Private Partnerships: Synthesis and Discussion." TR News 274, pp. 10-15, May-June 2011.

Gilbertson, Travis. The BC, Canada P3 Highway Improvement Contract Model. 2006.

Gomez-Ibanez, Jose A. and John Robert Meyer. Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization. Brookings Institution Press, 1993.

HM Treasury. Value for Money Assessment Guidance. November, 2006.

HM Treasury. Public Private Partnerships: The Government's Approach. 2000.

Iacobacci, Mario. Dispelling the Myths: A Pan-Canadian Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Investments. The Conference Board of Canada, 2010. (registration required).

Jeffers, et al. Audit Stewardship and Oversight of Large and Innovatively Funded Projects in Europe. Federal Highway Administration and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. March 2007.

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Dedicated Public-Private Partnership Units: A Survey of Institutional and Governance Structures. 2010.

Quium Abdul, A Guidebook on Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. January 2011.

The World Bank Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility. Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and Highways, March 2009.

State Practices

Georgia Department of Transportation Public Private Partnerships Program.

Georgia Department of Transportation. Public-Private Partnership Guidelines. February, 2010.

Puerto Rico Public Private Partnership Authority,

The Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Transportation Public Private Partnerships. Public Private Transportation Act of 1995: Implementation Manual and Guidelines. December, 2010.

The Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Transportation Public Private Partnerships. Public Private Transportation Act of 1995: Risk Analysis Guidance. 2011.

The Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Transportation Public Private Partnerships. Public Private Transportation Act of 1995: Value for Money Guidance. April 2011.

Legal and Statutory Issues

Chase, Brian F. and Karen J. Hedlund, Overview of Key Elements and Sample Provisions State PPP Enabling Legislation for Highway Projects. Federal Highway Administration. October 2005.

Federal Highway Administration. FHWA Draft Model Legislation.

Fishman, Edwards, "Major Legal Issues for Highway Public Private Partnerships." Legal Research Digest 51. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. January 2009.

Iseki, Hiroyuki et al. Status of Legislative Settings to Facilitate Public Private Partnerships in the U.S. California PATH Research Report. 2009.

Martin, Jonathan D. Legislative Frameworks and Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation. Department of Legislative Services, Maryland. September 2009.

Rall, Jaime, et al. Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation: A Toolkit for Legislators. National Conference of State Legislatures Partners Project on Public Private Partnerships for Transportation. October 2010.

State of Texas Legislative Study Committee. Report of the Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects. December 2008. ftp: //


Buxbaum, Jeffrey N. and Iris N. Ortiz. Protecting the Public Interest Role of Long-Term Concession Agreements for Providing Transportation Infrastructure. The Keston Institute of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy Research Paper Series. Research Paper 07-02 - June 2007.

Buxbaum, Jeffrey N. and Iris N. Ortiz. Public Sector Decision Making for Public-Private Partnerships a Synthesis of Highway Practice, NCHRP Synthesis 39. Transportation Research Board 2009.

Caltrans. Analysis of Delivery Options for the Presidio Parkway Project. CTC Project Proposal Report Submission. Anup/PB Joint Venture. February 2010.

Cui, Qingbin, et al. Feasibility Study Guideline for Public Private Partnership Projects: Volume I and 2. University Transportation Center for Alabama, October 2010.

Ellen Dannin, Crumbling Infrastructure. Crumbling Democracy: Infrastructure Privatization Contracts and Their Effects on State and Local Governance. Penn State Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-2011, Vol.6, Winter 2011.

European PPP Expertise Center. The Guide to Guidance: How to Prepare, Procure and Deliver PPP Projects.

Iossa Elisabetta, Spagnola Giancarlo, Vellez, Mercedes. Contract Design in Public-Private Partnerships. September, 2007.

Murray, Stuart. Value for Money? Cautionary Lessons About P3s from British Columbia. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. June 2006.

Partnerships British Columbia. Methodology for Quantitative Procurement Options Analysis Discussion Paper. October 2011.

Prieto, Bob. Yours, "Mine and Ours: Risk and Risk Allocation in Public Private Partnerships." PM World Today, January 2009.

State of Florida . I-595 Corridor Roadway Improvements: Value for Money Analysis. June 2009.

Yarema, Geoffrey S. "Selecting Public-Private Partnerships for Transportation Projects: From Episodic to Programmatic Public-Sector Decision Making." TR News 274, pp23 - 27. May-June 2011.

Financial Considerations

Dochia, Silviu and Parker, Michael. Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships with Availability Payments. 2009. Jeffrey A. Parker & Associates, Inc.

Engel, Eduardo et al. The Basic Public Finance of Public-Private Partnerships. July 2007 (Update January 2011), Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1618, Yale University.

Moody's Investors Service. Rating Methodology: Operational Toll Roads. December 2006.

Yescombe, E.R. Public-Private Partnerships: Principles of Policy and Finance. Elsevier. 2007.

Performance Management

Garvin, Michael and Desiderio Navarro. Key Performance Indicators in Public-Private Partnerships: A State-of-the-Practice Report. Federal Highway Administration. March 2011.

Guasch, J. Luis. Granting and Renegotiating Infrastructure Concessions: Doing It Right, World Bank Institute. March 2004.

Foster, Richard. PPP Performance Management. Partnerships Victoria. Presentation at World Bank PPPI Days 2008.

Organizational Capacity

Istrate, Emilia and Robert Puentes. Moving Forward on Public Private Partnerships: U.S. and International Experience with PPP Units. Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation. December 2011.

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC. Commonwealth of Virginia PPTA Program Assessment - Phase I: Diagnostic Report. May 3, 2010.

Pew Center on the States. Driven by Dollars: What States Should Know When Considering Public Private Partnerships to Fund Transportation. March 2009.

Tinker, Susan. Elements of a Successful PPP Program. Partnerships BC. Presentation at Puerto Rico Projects Conference, October 22, 2009.

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. AASHTO Survey of Public Private Partnerships: Report of Findings. November 2008. Unpublished.

Reference Websites

AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance.

Federal Highway Administration of Innovative Program Delivery.

The National Council for Public Private Partnerships.

European PPP Expertise Centre,


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