Road repairs and public-private partnerships
Quebec’s road network, much of it built in the 1960s and 1970s, is aging quickly. Highways in Quebec have reached a critical point and will need to be rejuvenated in the coming years. Other countries have found ways of ensuring adequate, stable financing to maintain their roads. The Quebec government could look into new means of conducting road rehabilitation projects. International experience in public-private partnerships (PPP) can offer worthwhile solutions as the government struggles to maintain the road network adequately.
Links of interest
Media Release: Awaiting the Johnson Commission report – Public-private partnerships and tolls can finance highway renewal
MEI-Journal de Montréal-Léger Marketing Opinion Poll, September 2007: Opinion of Quebeckers on Road Network Funding