1) Reduce contracting costs when existing maintenance and operations contracts are scheduled to expire in December.
2) Try to attract private sponsors by bundling interstate highway signage, interior advertising space and vending.
3) Use grants to establish partnerships between the state and tourism organizations along Virginia's interstates, particularly at interchanges where scenic attractions could be promoted.
Gov. McDonnell is also waiting on a study by the Virginia Transportation Research Council to identify alternatives to the public funding of the interstate rest areas.