NCSL Fall Forum Meeting on PPPs for Transportation

San Diego, Calif.
Dec. 11, 2009

The NCSL Foundation Partners Project on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s/PPPs) exists to link legislators, legislative staff and interested private sector entities to analyze legislators’ needs and to develop nonpartisan, balanced, useful materials to aid legislators’ decision-making regarding PPPs in transportation, both in their respective states and as they consider state-federal relationships.

This meeting at NCSL's 2009 Fall Forum in San Diego featured a guest presentation by Edward Farquharson, project director of Partnerships UK. The group also reviewed the first draft of a “toolkit,” which will serve as a resource for state legislatures as they assess the appropriateness of PPPs for addressing transportation infrastructure needs.

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Overall Meeting Summaries Approved by NCSL

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Detailed Meeting Summary (14 pages)


Representative Linda Harper-Brown, Texas, Co-Chair, NCSL PPP Working Group
Representative Terri Austin, Indiana, Co-Chair, NCSL PPP Working Group

UK PPP Program: Policy Background and Implementation

Speaker: Edward Farquharson, Partnerships UK, United Kingdom 

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Partnerships UK (PUK) was established in the United Kingdom in 2000 by Her Majesty’s Treasury to support the public sector in pioneering and delivering public-private partnerships (PPPs). Edward Farquharson leads PUK’s international work advising overseas governments on the establishment and implementation of their PPP policies and programs and is currently engaged on assignments in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Edward has a background of over 25 years in debt and private equity finance in infrastructure businesses around the world.