Hampton Roads Newspaper Hits P3 Projects

The Daily Press editorial board argues that the solution to Hampton Roads traffic congestion lies in “traditional state-run construction efforts, limited tolling on new or expanded water crossings and a refiguring of our regional gasoline tax to address infrastructure needs,” not in more P3 projects. The newspaper’s editors accept the necessity for imposing “small tolls,” and given a choice of funding methods “between patience, high tolls and long-term commitments to companies not beholden to taxpayers, we choose patience.”