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US truckers fear consequences of increased P3s

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. -- Comments from US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters that hint of more public-private partner...


GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Comments from US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters that hint of more public-private partnerships for highway projects have caused concern among American truckers.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says the US DoT might as well place “For Sale” signs along its highways, if it plans to place a priority on P3s and tolling.

“The Administration is on its way out and is simply hanging a ‘For Sale’ sign on our highways as a last ditch effort to reward their friends on Wall Street,” said Todd Spencer, OOIDA executive vice-president.
“We are hopeful the next Administration and Congress will have a more reasoned, positive view of transportation and infrastructure and do more with their roles as leaders in making sure needed transportation improvements are made and highway users and taxpayers are treated fairly.”


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