Public Private Partnership Bulletin

July 29, 2005

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1. Release of VITA PPEA information causes controversy

Firms bid secretly for tech work: Warner wants openness as privatizing of information technology sector advances,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 22, 2005

2. Third Crossing prospects remain uncertain

Other Voices: Third-crossing uncertainties,” Daily Press, July 22, 2005

Third crossing,” Daily Press, July 24, 2005

3. Goldman Sachs pitches banking-focused approach to PPTA

Why Did the Pension Fund Cross the Road?Daily Press, July 24, 2005

4. VDOT releases draft guidelines for the Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund

During the 2005 General Assembly session, the legislature adopted legislation and provided $50 million for the Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund to accelerate the development of PPTA projects by the state and local governments. VDOT has just released its draft guidelines for public comment. 

5. Tolls seen as threat to Commonwealth Transportation Board powers

Tolls Versus Taxes,” Bacon’s Rebellion, July 25, 2005

6. Roanoke City Schools issues RFP for PPEA advisory services

Roanoke City Public Schools RFP

7. Herndon PPEA details emerging

Partnership proposed for Herndon arts center, downtown redevelopment,” By Kali Schumitz 07/20/2005

8. Virginia School for Deaf and Blind PPEA proposal moves forward

Decision on VSDB funding set for today,” Staunton News Leader, July 27, 2005

Proposals could affect Va.’s impaired students,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 27, 2005

Board acts on schools for deaf, blind,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 28, 2005

9. PPTA proposal submitted for taking over Dulles Toll Road

Group to propose taking over road,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 26, 2005 – the definitive source of information for the Dulles Corridor Mobility Initiative (DCMI) proposal.

Officials Intrigued, Cautious About Dulles Toll Proposal,” Washington Post, July 27, 2005

10. Clarke County Schools continues debates over PPEA

New Clarke Plan Unveiled,” The Winchester Star, July 28, 2005