Public/Private Partnership—The French Example: The Toulouse Metro Project

by Geneviève Chaux-Debry, Credit Local de France, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering and Business: Converting Engineers to Businessmen


Faced with a continuing great demand for urban public transportation, the French public authorities have, for several years, been looking for new sources of financing. Concerning urban public transportation, France provides several examples of public/private partnership. The public-private partnership lends itself to great originality in the context of urban transportation, as illustrated by the Greater Toulouse (France) mass transit concession.

Subject Headings: Public private partnership | Subways | Project management | Public transportation | Urban areas | Financing | Urban and regional development | Rail transportation | France | Europe

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