CHICAGO — Ohio hopes to issue a request for proposals by the end of the year to privatize its highway rest areas, one of several public-private partnerships being eyed by Gov. John Kasich’s administration.

The administration’s highest-profile P3 project, a long-term lease of the Ohio Turnpike, is expected to advance later this week, when officials announce the firms that will make up its advisory team, said Greg Murphy, chief of staff for the Ohio Department of Transportation at the Bond Buyer’s Transportation/P3 conference here.

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