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.

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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.

Candidate Projects

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

 

Conceptual Projects

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.