Key Leaders Discuss Future of U.S. Infrastructure, P3s

By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

Federal leaders recently visited Texas A&M University to discuss the future of infrastructure in the United States. A hot-topic of conversation was the use of public-private partnerships to create more cost-effective solutions.

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Finch Fulton introduced the conversation about P3s and their role as an efficient funding alternative. Former Texas governor and current Energy Secretary Rick Perry has spoken at the event before, referencing his experience studying public-private partnerships.

The Trump Administration has seemingly been supportive of public-private partnerships. According to Shuster, outdated infrastructure across the nation could surpass $1 trillion in repairs, pressing the infrastructure conversation forward.

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