Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Virginia Gov Proposes Selling Naming Rights To Transportation Infrastructure

The Big Mac Bridge. AT&T Highway. Ford Bypass. Just a couple of the possibilities if Virginia's Governor's proposal of selling the naming rights for the state’s bridges and highways goes through.

Gov. Robert McDonnell thinks the move could generate funds for road maintenance. Opponents say the proposal would turn the state into a marketer working on behalf of corporate interests.

Read the L.A. Times story and give your thoughts- a good way to raise funds for repairs that won't get done otherwise or the selling out of America? Or any opinion in between, of course.

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