Virginia, Ohio Outline Transportation Privatization Plans; Wyoming Shifts to Pavement Preservation for Now

Source: Sean Slone, Council of State Governments, Knowledge Center, June 8, 2012

…The [Virginia] project pipeline list includes both well-established transportation projects that are candidates for P3s as well as new transportation concepts under consideration. The eight established candidates include improvement projects along the I-95, I-64 and I-66 corridors and expansion of the Port of Virginia. The list of 14 conceptual projects includes truck parking facilities and electric car charging stations at rest areas, privatization of parking facilities, and advertising/sponsorship opportunities…..

….Another cheerleader for transportation public-private partnerships, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, was touting their benefits during a visit of to Washington last week. In 2006, Indiana contracted with the private sector to have them operate the Indiana East-West Toll Road for 75 years in exchange for $3.8 billion, which the state used to create Major Moves, a plan to fund other infrastructure projects in the state…..

…In addition to dangling the Ohio Turnpike to investors as part of efforts to cut costs and produce new revenues, state transportation officials are also looking into paying private contractors to plow snow, fill potholes and maintain I-270 in central Ohio and the stretch of I-71 between Columbus and Cincinnati, The Columbus Dispatch reported this week….

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