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Consider the complexity of the public-private partnerships when implementing managed lanes and congestion pricing projects.

Lessons from a domestic scan of ten metropolitan areas.


April 2009


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When involving the private sector as a partner in a managed lanes and congestion pricing project:
  • Understand that while public-private partnerships may be important to the financial viability of congestion pricing or managed lanes projects, the complexity of the partnerships can be challenging for public agencies. When federal funding for planning or implementation is included in a public-private partnership, the complexity increases, and subsequent delays can be extensive to regional policy makers and elected officials.
  • Be aware that there can be so much enthusiasm for the revenue generation that public agencies are willing to give away too much in negotiation of public-private ventures.
  • Plan for public-sector regional oversight – in the form of a "watchdog" – to make sure that network effects are taken into account.


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Source

A Domestic Scan of Congestion Pricing and Managed Lanes

Published By: U.S DOT Federal Highway Administration

Prepared by DKS Associates for the FHWA

Source Date: April 2009

URL: http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahep09044/fhwahep09044.pdf

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Lesson ID: 2013-00664