Silverlink trains hasn’t always been this big. A lot of people like to say that this company has always had millions of dollars to invest in private infrastructure.
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The company then started funding portions of subways and highways until they started funding complete single highways. Then, they went on to highway networks as well as inter-highway networks.
The city just needed the roadway financed for a short term. The quick turnaround of that project, which took all of 90 days, inspired the founder of Silverlink trains to think bigger.
The interesting thing about infrastructure is that you really never run out of projects to fund because money is that scarce. It really is.
As government payroll increases over time as a completely local state, municipal, county, and the federal governments get bigger and bigger, much of the tax revenue is actually eaten up by payroll. It really is quite crazy.
That’s why infrastructure has for the most part, been an afterthought. I’m not just talking about the United States, but in many parts of the world.
A lot of this has to do of course, with corruption. Since it’s easier to hide corruption and fraud when doing payroll or consulting fees than with brick and mortar infrastructure projects that everybody can see.
Still, the end results were the same. There simply wasn’t enough money to go around. Silverlink trains took advantage of this sad reality.
When compared to the social profit generated by a purely government-financed infrastructure program, Silverlink trains is actually much cheaper. That’s right.
Society as a whole benefits more form public-private partnerships of whatever stripe and whatever brand much better than direct government investment. How come?
Well, you only need to read the political scandals on social media and traditional newspapers to get the answer. A lot of the budgets allocated to infrastructure are actually wasted.