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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Saving on Paving

Since we're all a' twitter today over transportation, I thought it might be interesting to look at an example of how VDOT can increase savings on road maintenance using the private sector:

If VDOT were to allow the private sector to perform more of the approximately one billion dollars of maintenance work performed on Virginia’s roads each year, the savings could amount to $285 million. An added benefit may be that the quality of the Commonwealth’s roads might improve.

It's a change even the paving lobby might find acceptable.

2 Comments:

  • Getting rid of illegal immigrants seems at odds with this suggestion...

    By Blogger Virginia Centrist, at 1/17/2006 11:30 AM  

  • I was just purchasing cigars yesterday in Waynesboro, where they have an extensive repaving of the streetscape with new sidewalks and repaving for downtown.

    The merchant said, she dreaded them taking up the street because it would shut it down "forever like the rest of the project"

    To the suprprise of the merchant the "private contractor" came in stripped the entire street, and laid down the first coat in a DAY !!!

    The city workers do the rest.... and have been the slowest... because that was supposed to save $$$. (the merchant is not a pub)

    Could there be a better example???

    By Blogger spankthatdonkey, at 1/22/2006 8:20 PM  

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