Can Private-Public Partnerships Save Transit?

Quebec's transport minister suggests that transit agencies could save money by outsourcing work to private companies.
February 4, 2004, 6am PST | Zvi Leve
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The idea of using private-public partnerships in the public transit sector has "left businesspeople smiling, labour unions spitting mad and Quebec's cash-strapped public-transit authorities indifferent." Quebec has slashed funding for transit in the past decade, resulting in service cuts, fare hikes, and a strain on cities, which have to make up the difference. Claude Dauphin, chairperson of the Montreal Transit Corporation says that "Quebec has to recognize that public transit is an essential public service."

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Published on Saturday, January 31, 2004 in Gaithersburg Gazette
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