Even though Florida did not receive a single bid from private companies to manage the 78-mile-long Alligator Alley, several other public-private partnership projects are moving ahead. The state is in the process of leasing a tunnel in Miami, an interstate-highway expansion in Fort Lauderdale and a major beltway road near Jacksonville to private companies. "With any sort of new transportation innovation, there is sort of a maturation process that needs to take place," said Doug Callaway of Floridians for Better Transportation.

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