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Private Sector Participation

Under Sections 49 U.S.C. 5315 and 20013 of MAP-21, FTA encourages the consideration of the private sector in the development and implementation of transportation improvements. Early involvement of the private sector can bring creativity, efficiency, and capital to address complex transportation problems facing State and local governments. Currently, there are numerous opportunities in which the private sector can engage in the public transportation industry. They range from private operators participating in the planning and transportation improvement program process to a public-private partnership, in which a private firm can participate in the design, building, finance, operation, and maintenance aspects of a transit facility. Additional examples of private sector participation include Joint Development, Capital Leasing, and Third Party Contracting.

To provide private industry, grantees, and other stakeholders with information on opportunities for private sector participation in public transportation, we encourage you to learn more through the information and resources below.

Private Sector Participation in Current Authorization (MAP-21)

Private Sector Participation Background


For more information, please contact FTA's Private Sector Liaison, Tom Yedinak.

Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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