Ideas. Action. Results.

America must address its infrastructure needs—transportation, water, power and energy, and civic structures—to meet the demands of the next generation.

The task is daunting, especially in an era of fiscal constraint, and to accomplish it public officials must think creatively about how to deliver infrastructure more efficiently and cost-effectively. One promising approach is to partner with the private sector in financing and delivering infrastructure projects.

In order to increase understanding and consideration of private-public partnerships (P3s) among public sector leaders, the Bipartisan Policy Center analyzed a number of P3 projects. We have laid out important lessons learned from these projects for public officials considering a P3 approach as well as a few core principles for success, drawing from the experiences of public and private partners across the country.


BPC analyzed more than a dozen projects nationwide that were pursued as public-private partnerships.

Explore the case studies below or download the full set of projects. To view the map legend, simply select the icon in the top-left corner.

Bridging the Gap Together: A New Model to Modernize U.S. Infrastructure