McDonnell proposes naming rights as a source of transportation money

Have you always wanted to see your name prominently displayed? Here’s your chance.

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) unveiled the more modest, second part of his transportation plan Friday, which includes selling the naming rights to roads and bridges.


Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (Photo by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)

The plan also authorizes the creation of a Virginia Toll Road Authority to construct, maintain and operate toll road facilities. Toll facilities currently operated by the state could be transferred to the authority.

The General Assembly must pass the proposals.

“Virginia simply cannot remain a leader in economic development and job creation if we do not continue to address our transportation challenge,’’ McDonnell said in a statement. “That is why this year’s transportation package will dedicate additional funding to transportation and will help spur our economic recovery through job creation, forward-thinking investments and promoting our transportation assets.”

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