Add Another State Looking To PPPs for Transportation
Estimates are that one out of every two cars would opt to pay a toll to drive on a less congested road. The study indicated traffic would nearly triple in two decades to between 53,000 and 59,000 cars daily choosing to take the toll road instead of a free alternate route -- up from an initial 16,000.
While North Carolina may choose to build the road themselves, there is already discussion that officials will follow global trends and seek private investment and/or operation to get the road up and running more quickly and without public invesment. Imagine that, opening up to the private sector and getting congestion relief at no taxpayer expense. What a novel idea.