Did you know that the brand new I-95/I-395 Toll Express Lanes contract have effectively non-compete clauses buried in VDOT’s contract with Transurban Limited, the Australian operator of the roadway? Specifically, VDOT must compensate Transurban if it makes improvements to parallel US 1 or to the Occoquan Bridge. See Section 12.05 in the Comprehensive Agreement that VDOT signed for that road.
For the I-66 Toll Express Lanes, what special agreements will VDOT include in its contract? A non-compete clause for US 29 and US 50? A non-compete clause for rail? So far, nobody is saying anything.