February 2022

Adapting P3s for Major Bridge Replacements

Robert W. Poole Jr. Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

I was pleased to learn several months ago that public opinion in the Mobile, Alabama area had turned in favor of a tolled bridge to replace the current obsolescent bridge across the Mobile River. Several years before, Alabama DOT had come up with a $2.1 billion project to procure the ambitious project (which includes refurbishing a related causeway and other features) as a revenue-risk P3 and had already been approved for a $125 million INFRA grant for the project.

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