'pike studies in OH, ME
In Ohio the legislature has approved Governor Kasich's request for $2.6m for consultant studies of how to get best value out of the Ohio Turnpike - whether to sell, concession, P3 or privatize it, and how.
And up in Maine the Governor Paul LePage and senator Doug Thomas are pushing studies of the old idea of a 230 mile east-west tollroad Calais to Coburn Gore. That's seen as a project for investors.
It could provide a shortcut for trucks and other vehicles between Nova Scotia and Quebec/Ontario.
Peter Vigue of Cianbro, the construction company, is an enthusiast for the road, and provided legislators in the state capital with a presentation on it this week.