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Private Roads Public Costs

Private Roads Public Costs

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U.S. PIRG Education Fund
The Facts About Toll Road Privatizationand How to Protect the Public
Private Roads, Public Costs
The Facts About Toll Road Privatizationand How to Protect the Public
U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Written by:Phineas Baxandall, Ph.D.U.S. PIRG Education FundKari Wohlschlegel and Tony Dutzik,Frontier Group 
Spring 2009
 The authors thank Robert Puentes o the Brookings Institution, Ellen Dannin o the Penn State Dick-inson School o Law, Dennis Enright o NW Financial, and Michael Likosky o New York University’sInstitute or Public Knowledge or their thoughtul review and insightul suggestions. Thanks also to Josh Bogus or his research support in the early phases o this project. Finally, thanks to Susan Rakov o Frontier Group and to Carolyn E. Kramer or their editorial assistance.U.S. PIRG Education Fund thanks the Ford Foundation or making this project possible. The authors bear responsibility or any actual errors. The recommendations are those o U.S. PIRGEducation Fund. The views expressed in this report are those o the authors and do not necessarily reectthe views o our unders or those who provided editorial review.Copyright 2009 U.S. PIRG Education Fund With public debate around important issues oten dominated by special interests pursuing their own nar-row agendas, U.S. PIRG Education Fund oers an independent voice that works on behal o the publicinterest. U.S. PIRG Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, works to protect consumers and promotegood government. We investigate problems, crat solutions, educate the public, and oer Americansmeaningul opportunities or civic participation. www.uspirg.orgFrontier Group conducts research and policy analysis to support a cleaner, healthier and more democraticsociety. Our mission is to inject accurate inormation and compelling ideas into public policy debates atthe local, state and ederal levels. www.rontiergroup.orgFor additional copies o this report, or to obtain a detailed listing o completed and proposed road priva-tization projects across the country, please visit www.uspirg.org.
Cover: Photo by Georey Holman, istockphoto.com; photo modifcation by Harriet EcksteinTrafc sign images that appear on pages 5, 6, 17, 27, 27, 29 and 37 are rom the Manual o Trafc Signs, by Richard C. Moeur (http://www.trafcsign.us/) Copyright 1996-2005 Richard C. Moeur. All rights are reserved.Design and layout: Harriet Eckstein Graphic Design

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