Public Private Partnership Bulletin

February 18, 2005

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1. PPEA process seen as secretive

Secret to success is private negotiations,” The News & Advance, February 13, 2005

2. Bedford PPEA requires debt review, continued planning (2 articles)

Supervisors to examine debt,” The News & Advance, February 14, 2005

Board nixes plan to renovate Jefferson Forest,” The Roanoke Times  February 12, 2005

3. VITA data center PPEA brings intense competition

Northrop, IBM vie for statewide IT system,” The Virginian-Pilot, February 7, 2005

4. Poll finds widespread support for tolls in DC area

New Tolls, Not Taxes, Favored for Area Roads,” The Washington Post, February 16, 2005 [requires online registration]

5. Wise County officials continue data center PPEA planning

Newly formed group discusses data center project,” The Coalfield Progress, February 15, 2005

6. Herndon evaluating PPEA for downtown redevelopment

Council to Revisit Downtown Development,” Observer Online, February 18, 2005

7. Hampton Roads Third Crossing advances

The following is a copy of the presentation given by VDOT Commissioner Shucet to the Commonwealth Transportation Board on Wednesday, February 16 recommending that the agency request detailed PPTA proposals from both team competing to build the Third Crossing project. [PDF document]

8. FHWA weighs in on federal transportation bill

The following is a copy of a letter from FHWA to Congressman Don Young suggesting amendments to the transportation bill filed in the House on February 9, 2005. [PDF document]

You can get a copy of that legislation at: