Relationships between Public-private Financing, Speed, and Rail Infrastructure Development

This study investigates the uses of public-private partnerships (P3's) to finance infrastructure improvements for passenger trains running at "high speed." It answers the following questions: is P3 financing best suited to construction of very high speed (vhs) rail projects or can it also be applied to projects that achieve "higher," but not "very high" speed? If best suited to vhs development, why? If more broadly applicable, what precedents exist for applying P3 finance to less than vhs rail projects and in what specific circumstances? By answering these questions, the study aims to enhance the utilization of P3 financing for rail improvement projects, especially in Region 2.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $14995.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY

    899 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cohen, James

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01506821
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49997-19-25
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2014 1:00AM