CHICAGO – Weeks before Ohio releases a highly anticipated report on privatizing the Ohio Turnpike, the director of the Indiana Department of Transportation headlined an Ohio transportation conference to tout the Hoosier State’s $3.8 billion lease of its toll road.

Both states are leaders in the Midwest in pursuing public-private partnerships, particularly to fund transportation projects, and are in the midst of several P3 projects. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is pushing for a privatization of the turnpike, speculating it could raise $2.4 billion in cash for the state.

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