A New Breed Of Toll Collector

O'Connor, Colleen Marie
May 2006
Investment Dealers' Digest;5/15/2006, Vol. 72 Issue 19, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on the adoption of public-to-private partnerships by cash-strapped state governments in the U.S. They viewed the scheme as an attractive alternative in generating additional revenue. The capitalists are also excited about the low-risk rate of return by investing in the transportation sector. However, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' privatization of the state's toll road was challenged in court by a group that claims the deal violated constitution.


Related Articles

  • Indiana Governor to Seek P3 Studies, Cap on Spending Hikes. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;12/21/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32533, p3 

    The article the reports on the plan of Governor Mitch Daniels to seek some funding for the exploration of several public-private partnership initiatives in Indiana. He also wants to be ask the General Assembly to keep spending increases in the 2008-2009 biennium to 4 percent. New programs, a...

  • Indiana Gov. Daniels Restates P3 Objectives in State of the State Address. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;1/18/2007, Vol. 359 Issue 32549, p36 

    The article focuses on the state of the state address delivered by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels where he reiterated his aim to use public-private partnerships to bring in funds for some state programs. He plans to raise the state's tax on cigarettes to fund smoking cessation programs, medical...

  • Indiana Takes Closer Look at Public Private Partnerships.  // ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/20/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 20, p5 

    This article deals with the efforts of Indiana to address its transportation funding gaps through public-private partnerships. Governor Mitch Daniels on November 9, 2006 announced that the state is scrapping plans to seek tolling on its $2-billion Interstate 69 project from Evansville to...

  • P3 Parade Marches on, But Democrats Demur. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;3/28/2007, Vol. 359 Issue 32596, Special section p29 

    The article reports on the opposition of Democrats regarding plans to privatize fees for building roads in Indiana. It is stated that the agenda of Governor Mitch Daniels involves the completion of more public-private partnership deals and allowed the state to use proceeds for economic...

  • Governor seeking leeway on deals. Jarosz, Francesca // Indianapolis Business Journal;12/20/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 43, p3 

    The article reports that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is seeking leeway on contracts where private companies can play much role in government projects. It says that one of Daniels priorities in 2011 is to establish guidelines into law that will permit Indiana to better utilize private sectors...

  • The Game Plan. Kaelble, Steve // Indiana Business Magazine;Jul2005, Vol. 49 Issue 7, p16 

    Discusses various efforts to enhance Indiana's economic development. Decision of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to replace the Department of Commerce with the public-private agency known as Indiana Economic Development Corp., with businessman Mickey Maurer as president; Redefinition of the...

  • On American Competitiveness, Seeds of Future May Be in Past. Hirsh, Michael // National Journal;1/29/2011, p1 

    The article discusses various economic strategies of the U.S. to sustain its superpower status among other countries. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels suggested a method from the former Whig Party which focused on infrastructure investment to attain national strength. A public-private partnership...

  • New governor brings business mentality to state government. Schnitzler, Peter // Indianapolis Business Journal;12/26/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 43, p6 

    The article reports on the business mentality of Mitch Daniels, the new Governor in Indiana. When Daniels took office in January, he decided to enforce a business mind-set to state government which will eventually improve the state agencies' efficiency and cooperation in the economic development.

  • Look into my PFIs. Ware, Michael // Public Finance;12/17/2004-1/6/2005, p24 

    Provides the definitions of terms and acronyms used in the controversial Private Finance Initiative in British Government. Availability payment; Bankers; Contract debtor; Cover ratio; Design Build Finance and Operate; Discounted cash flow; Equity; Financial Reporting Standard Five; Full business...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics