Public Private Partnership Bulletin

September 6, 2005

Pardon Our Dust

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1. Conflict of Interest law to be modified to address PPTA/PPEA issues

Legislation was introduced during the 2005 General Assembly that would have restricted the participation of elected officials, even in their unofficial capacities, from participating in PPTA and PPEA proposals. A working group was convened this summer to examine this issue, and coia.pdf represents that group’s recommendation for consideration during the 2006 session.

2. Roanoke issues RFP for PPEA advisor

The City of Roanoke is looking for an advisor to assist the city with reviewing potential PPEA proposals for school projects. See roanoke.pdf for details.

3. VITA battle over PPEA secrecy continues

VITA board’s secrecy assailed,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 22, 2005

Warner’s Credibility Gap,” Bacon’s Rebellion, September 5, 2005

4. Macquarie acquires Dulles Greenway

Australian Firm Buys Greenway Company,” Washington Post, September 1, 2005;

5. Baliles unveils toll-based transportation plan

See copy of Governor Baliles’ plan.

Baliles Proposes $1 Billion Toll Plan,” Washington Post, September 1, 2005

6. Clarke PPEA school saga continues, costs escalating

Supervisors: Clarke School Cost Too High,” The Winchester Star, September 2, 2005

Katrina Could Raise Price Tag,” The Winchester Star, September 2, 2005


7. Support found for VITA PPEA data center

Endorsements give hope data center will be located in Wise,” Kingsport Times-News, September 02, 2005

8. Potential VSDB move upsets local legislator

City delegate threatens state ed board,” News Leader, September 2, 2005

9. Action urged on Virginia’s transportation issues

Highway fund running on empty,” The Virginian-Pilot, September 2, 2005

10. VDOT looking for innovative solutions to Coalfields Connector project

The following is a link to the Request for Expressions of Interest for private companies to develop innovative solutions for the development of the Coalfields Connector project in Southwest Virginia.

11. I-81 visions debated – rail vs. road

Submitted Solution: I-81 Plan Considers Safety a Priority,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 21, 2005

Freight Rail: Alternatives to Lane-Building Make Sense,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 21, 2005

12. Electronic tolling catches fire in DC area

Electronic Toll-Paying Devices Surge in Popularity in Region,” Washington Post, September 6, 2005

13. Department of Forensic Science receives 4 PPEA proposals for new lab

The new Department of Forensic Science has received 4 unsolicited proposals to develop a new lab in northern Virginia for the agency and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The project will be located in Prince William County. Copies of the proposals can be found by using this link.