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At Detroit Business Event, BPC Releases Infrastructure Case Studies

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Detroit, Mich. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Executive Council on Infrastructure today held a forum in Detroit with area business, government, and community leaders, which explored how the public and private sector can work together to prioritize public value in needed infrastructure investments.

BPC also released a paper that includes a series of 14 case studies of infrastructure projects made possible by public-private partnerships, including the Metro Region Freeway Lighting project in Detroit.

During today’s forum area leaders also discussed how Detroit is using public-private partnerships to strengthen city assets and infrastructure, including the Riverwalk and Rivard Plaza, the West Village Neighborhood, and Eastern Market, which BPC’s Executive Council toured earlier in the day.

The case studies included in BPC’s paper, which include projects from Michigan and across the country, demonstrate that public-private partnerships can be a valuable tool for delivering and financing infrastructure projects, particularly those that are more complex, costly, or time- consuming.

BPC’s paper also provides lessons learned and a list of core principles for success, which are intended to help the public and private sectors communicate effectively with key stakeholders, and maximize opportunities for success.

Projects included in the paper are as follows:

  • Metro Region Freeway Lighting (Detroit, MI)
  • San Juan Airport (San Juan, PR)
  • Dulles Greenway (Loudoun County, VA)
  • Portland Airport MAX Red Line (Portland, OR)
  • Northwest Corridor (Atlanta, GA)
  • Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project
  • Long Beach Courthouse (Long Beach, CA)
  • Port of Miami Tunnel (Miami, FL)
  • US-36 Express Lanes (Denver, CO)
  • Oakland Airport Connector (Oakland, CA)
  • Indiana Toll Road (Northern Indiana)
  • Chicago Skyway Bridge (Chicago, IL)
  • Goethals Bridge Replacement (Staten Island, NY, and Elizabeth, NJ)
  • Seagirt Marine Terminal (Baltimore, MD)

Read the case studies.