- Utilizing public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects encourages private investment in a state and promotes public safety and operation efficiency.
Maintaining a functional and healthy infrastructure is one of the cornerstones to economic growth. Local transportation policy should encourage the use of public-private partnerships to build and maintain infrastructure, give localities the flexibility to determine how to best utilize transportation dollars and remove unnecessary burdens to innovation. Adopting free-market policies that include collaboration with the private sector, transportation systems and funding concerns can be greatly improved.
Creating transportation systems that respond to what consumers of these systems actually need is crucial to creating a smooth business climate that contributes to economic growth. Reforms such as allowing local governments to evaluate vendors and contractors holistically and encouraging the use of toll roads and highway systems where the users of the infrastructure pay for its maintenance via user fees of some kind are important steps locals can take to improve their transport.