Senate panel looks at P3s to help fund transportation projects

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing Tuesday to discuss transportation funding, including the use of public-private partnerships to pay for infrastructure projects in the U.S. "We need to use the limited federal funds we have wisely by leveraging them to attract other sources of capital and increase overall infrastructure investment," said Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. The current funding bill, MAP-21, will expire next September.

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