PPP projects in transport

Evidence from light rail projects in Spain

Ole Helby Petersen, Samuel Carpintero

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    Public–private partnerships (PPPs) have been extensively used in Spain for the procurement of light rail systems. This paper analyses five projects that have been in operation for more than five years. The authors examine the reasoning behind the selection of the PPP projects, risk-sharing mechanisms, competition among private providers, and overall cost-effectiveness. The paper demonstrates a need for more rigorous assessments of the merits of PPP projects before they are initiated.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPublic Money and Management
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)43-50
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Competition
    • light railways
    • PPPs
    • risk-sharing
    • Spain

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