Academic Perspectives on P3s

Citizen Attitudes Towards Public-Private Partnerships

Eric J. Boyer (University of Texas, El Paso) and David M. Van Slyke (Syracuse University).

Public-private partnerships (PPP) are often misunderstood by the very public they are intended to serve. In some cases, public misunderstanding has fueled skepticism and opposition to their use. The planned PPP for the Trans-Texas Corridor is one such example where public opposition derailed a project during its development. Related research by the authors of this study identified more than thirty-five such transportation PPPs across the U.S that were canceled during or after their development due to public opposition.

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