Governor announces transportation ‘pipeline’
Published 10:04 pm Saturday, June 9, 2012
Gov. Bob McDonnell last week announced the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships’ (OTP3) “pipeline” of candidate projects.
The pipeline contains both well-established transportation public-private projects long identified as priorities and new transportation concepts under consideration for delivery via Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act.
On the list are projects affecting Hampton Roads, including the Hampton Roads Crossing, a U.S. Routes 460/58 connector and other improvements on Route 460.
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“We are seeking private sector input on potential PPTA projects,” McDonnell said. “These projects are ultimately successful investments for Virginia, because together the OTP3 and our private sector partners create tremendous synergy, offering the very best of government and private sector innovation and financing.”
Eight candidate and 14 conceptual PPTA projects have been identified.
Projects may be candidates for delivery via the PPTA once aspects of business and financial suitability are further developed in 2012.
Conceptual projects identify potential opportunities for private sector partnerships.
4I-95 corridor improvements
4Regional traffic operations centers
4I-64 HOV to HOT conversion
4I-64 Peninsula improvements
4Port of Virginia
4Hampton Roads Crossing improvements
4NOVA north-south corridor
4I-66 corridor improvement project
4I-495 express lanes extension
4“GoldStar” truck validation system
4Wallops Island visitor and support facilities
4Advertising and sponsorship opportunities
4Dulles Metro rail station air rights opportunities
4Rest area enhancements – electric car charging stations
4Rest area enhancements — truck parking facilities
4Parking facilities privatization
4I-81 managed travel lanes system near Roanoke
4Cell towers and fiber optic opportunities
4Route 460/58 connector
4Innovation Drive, Bristol
4Route 460/I-85 connector
4Route 460 business corridor improvements
Public comments on the proposed projects are welcome through July 2. For more information, visit www.vappta.org.