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Back in the saddle: Toll road investors have traveled a rocky road of late but experts believe the future holds promise

by Denise DeChaine

“The road to success is always under construction.” — Arnold Palmer, professional golfer

 

These days it seems that everywhere you go there is traffic, whether dropping your children off at school, a quick run for milk at the grocery store, traveling to a great destination for vacation and, of course, the daily commute to work. There is always traffic on the drive to work. And it seems there is always even more traffic driving home from work.

So what are you to do when you are fed up with the doom and gloom of the impending traffic jam? Answer: Take a toll road. The United States has approximately 5,695 miles of toll roads, operating in 35 states. Usually, a toll road is a public or private roadway for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage.

Investment in toll roads can take the form of a public-private partnership, better known as P3. Lately, there has been some news going around that a number of P3 invest

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