SAN FRANCISCO — The wheels are grinding slowly toward implementation of a landmark California bill authorizing public-private partnerships for transportation projects, with concerns arising from both would-be public and private participants as to how the P3 process will be implemented.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 4 in February; it provided authority through 2016 for state and local transportation agencies to use development lease agreements for transportation projects. But state officials are still hashing out the details of how P3s would be approved.

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