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Trump Building Plan: Examining Public-Private Partnerships

The funding mechanism has seen spectacular successes and failures

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    Trump Building Plan: Examining Public-Private Partnerships
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    President Donald Trump has proposed using public-private partnerships to realize his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan to rebuild America, a funding mechanism that has seen spectacular successes and failures, NBC News reports.

    Texas offers a good example of each.

    A 41-mile stretch of the high-speed toll road east of San Antonio was built after investors offered to build and operate it. A decade later, the corporation is bankrupt and still owes $430 million to U.S. taxpayers, and much more to its backers.

    Meanwhile, Dallas' Klyde Warren Park has five acres of green space, food trucks, a restaurant and more, shooting up nearby real estate values since it was built on top of a freeway. Oh, and the city doesn't pay a dime for its operation or maintenance.

    Engineer Society Gives US Infrastructure Failing Grade

    [NATL] Engineer Society Gives US Infrastructure Failing Grade

    The American Society of Civil Engineers released a report card on the country's infrastructure Thursday, giving America's bridges, roads and dams a failing D+ grade. The report card came weeks after a damaged California dam prompted the evacuation of thousands of Northern Californians. 

    (Published Thursday, March 9, 2017)