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McDonnell publishes ‘pipeline’ of public-private transportation projects

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has released a “pipeline” list of transportation projects state officials believe are ideal for a public-private partnership.

The list includes a total of 22 projects that were developed by the Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton, the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) and Virginia’s seven transportation agencies.

The OTP3 was created by McDonnell’s administration to streamline the process for public-private partnerships. Examples of currents projects include the Midtown and Downtown Tunnel expansions in Hampton Roads and the HOT lanes currently being built on the Washington Beltway.

McDonnell is asking for private-sector input on the projects. Those who would like to comment on the project have until July 2 to do so and should visit http://www.vappta.org

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The projects include:

Candidate projects
•        I-95 corridor improvements
•        Regional traffic operations centers
•        I-64 HOV to HOT conversion
•        I-64 Peninsula improvements
•        Port of Virginia
•        Hampton Roads Crossing improvements
•        NOVA North-South Corridor
•        I-66 corridor improvement project

Conceptual projects
•        I-495 Express Lanes extension
•        “GoldStar” Truck Validation System
•        Wallops Island visitor and support facilities
•        Advertising / sponsorship opportunities
•        Dulles Metro Rail Station air rights opportunities
•        Rest area enhancements – electric car charging stations
•        Rest area enhancements - truck parking facilities
•        Parking facilities privatization
•        I-81 managed travel lanes system – Roanoke
•        Cell towers / fiber optic opportunities
•        Route 460/58 Connector
•        Innovation Drive, Bristol
•        Route 460/I-85 connector
•        Route 460 business corridor improvements


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