Last Updated:
26 Jun 2022

Public Policy Considerations in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Arrangements

Author: United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

This report is intended to help frame public policy considerations in public-private partnership (PPP) arrangements.  State legislatures and public officials have taken these considerations into account in PPPs.  Each state’s approach, however, varies depending on a number of factors, including the public sector’s policy objectives, the interests of the users, the characteristics of the project and specific risk factors.  This report examines how different states have responded to the issues most frequently raised by examining provisions in state law and PPP agreements.  
This report identifies and addresses 14 public policy issues related to PPPs, based on a review of Congressional and state legislative hearings, publications, and discussions with key federal, state and local decision makers.