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Infra dig: How and when to use private money in infrastructure projects

  • Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:44
Print section Print Rubric:  How and when to use private capital in infrastructure projects Print Headline:  Private matters Print Fly Title:  Paying for infrastructure UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Why an election offers the chance of a better Brexit Fly Title:  Infra dig Main image:  20170422_FNP001_0.jpg WHEN the Indiana Toll Road was opened in 1956, there were eight pairs of travel plazas, or rest stops, along the 156-mile (250km) stretch linking Chicago to Ohio and points eastward. As cars became faster and less thirsty, travellers had less reason to stop regularly for petrol or snacks. Three of the travel plazas closed in the 1970s. Restaurants shuttered, even if offered free rent. The remaining plazas, dwindling in number, fell into disrepair. The abiding memory some road users had of Indiana was of grubby toilets along the toll road. Those ... Economic Issues

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