Indiana and Chicago have taken such steps with major roadways, and that kind of transaction could mean immediate money for building and improving transportation projects, Rendell said."This would be a great way to get money to put into immediate repair or construction," Rendell told reporters Monday after speaking to a central Pennsylvania business group.
Rendell, a Democrat, has been looking to find more money for the state's struggling mass transit systems and its aging bridges and highways. The idea is being looked at by a growing number of states, as well as by some state lawmakers in Pennsylvania.
We reported last week and last month on similar accounts of Democrats in other states taking Daniels' lead on toll road privatization. If he could only bring Indiana Democrats aboard the bandwagon.