Turnpike must solicit bids - PittsburghLIVE.com The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission would have to solicit bids if it wants a private company to operate the Mon-Fayette Expressway.
The agency could not negotiate exclusively with an Australian company that initially expressed an interest in operating the toll highway, state Sen. J. Barry Stout, D-Bentleyville, minority chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, said Thursday.
Macquarie Group, of Sidney, Australia, told state officials it is interested in leasing the $4.3 billion expressway that eventually is expected to link Pittsburgh and Interstate 68 near Morgantown, W.Va.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Turnpike must solicit bids - PittsburghLIVE.com
Bids = four-letter word. Bids, oh my gosh. Bids, bring em on. And, then we get bids that greatly exceed the expected cost. So, then what. Bids are wothless. Just run the contract and expect that the over-runs are going to be paid anyway. Heck no.