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Will Los Angeles County Get Its Own P3 Enabling Law?(1)

November 11, 2015

(Editor’s note: As public private partnerships are debated here in Virginia, it is interesting to see that Los Angeles which has more people than Virginia wants to have the authority to negotiate such transportation agreements.) California has long been seen as having the greatest need of all 50 states for large-scale investment in transportation facilities […]

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Public Private Partnerships in Transportation Work

Virginia’s landmark 20-year old transportation public-private partnership (P3) law has been a boon to the state. It has helped bring in additional financing sources and shift risk from the public sector to the private sector. Across the country, the state is seen as a model of leveraging private resources to improve the public good. Further, […]

The Senate’s Pathetic Pay-Fors

As we all know, the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was intended to be fully self-supporting from the various federal taxes paid by highway users, mostly on gasoline and diesel fuel. But for most of the past decade, this user-tax revenue has been about $10 billion a year short of the roughly $50 billion a […]

Improving Virginia’s I-66 Inside the Beltway

A controversy is raging in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC over Virginia DOT’s proposal to convert I-66 between the Capital Beltway (I-495) and the District of Columbia into a set of HOT lanes. Currently, that four-lane stretch of I-66 operates as HOV-only during morning and afternoon peak period, with only carpools of two […]

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