Privatizing Roads Stops Pa.’s Dead End

Most people assume that the maintenance and building of roads is a government task that cannot be handled by the private sector. But, as economist Bruce Benson explains in a new video, private roads are more efficient and more common than most people think.

The federal and state government spend billions on Pennsylvania roads, roads that could be generating tax revenue if privately owned and operated. By privatizing the roads, Mr. Benson explains, there would be less congestion, and roads would be more efficiently designed, eliminating the lobbying and politics that characterize the current transportation system.