Is the sale of transportation assets a good idea?
Last year, Chicago, inspired by its successful sale of the Skyway toll road, sold the concession on the city’s Downtown Parking System to a private company (full story). Other cities also have sold the concessions on their toll roads.
Do you think the sale of concessions on transportation assets, such as toll roads, parking lots and tunnels, is a good way to raise money without increasing taxes, or does it give the private sector too much influence over public services?
Please send your responses to Ed Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, title and the organization with which you work. American City & County will print some of the responses.
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