"It's the most significant trend, head and shoulders above anything else," says Kern Jacobson, Earth Tech's director of transportation for North America.
cites the monster Trans-Texas Corridor project (TTC-35), a 50-year, 600-mile program to add private highway capacity from Oklahoma to Mexico.
"Opportunities arise when private money comes to the table," says Jacobson
"We see it happening more and more.
Nothing else compares to what's happening in public-private partnerships."
In addition to Texas, Jacobson
cites projects and/or initiatives currently under way in Virginia, California, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington, Oregon and Florida.
"Public-private partnerships offer sustained programs that are immune to the ups and downs of public funding," he