Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public Private-Partnerships (OTP3), in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), has completed both high-level and detail-level screenings that consider the desirability and feasibility of this project for possible procurement under the Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) of 1995 as amended.
The OTP3 has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek private sector input on a range of best practices and innovative approaches to developing and financing transportation improvements on a 25-mile section of I-66 from U.S. Route 15 in Prince William County to I-495 in Fairfax County. The Commonwealth is looking for the best and brightest ideas, suggestions and recommendations to transform I-66 from a highly congested corridor to a multi-modal facility that moves traffic and people more efficiently.
A Request for Information (RFI) is an inquiry only to gather input from individuals, firms, teams or organizations on the best practices and innovative approaches that may be used to address the Project’s purpose and need, maximize the benefits and minimize the costs to citizens of the Commonwealth. No contract or agreement will be entered into as a result of this process. Instead responses to the RFI will help OTP3, in coordination with VDOT and DRPT, to advance evaluation, planning and development efforts for the Project, which could result in a formal procurement of a contract, possibly utilizing the Public Private Transportation Act.
The I-66 Project Fact Sheet (below) contains additional information about the RFI, project concepts being explored and scheduled next steps.
Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804- 786-0470 (phone)