Public Private Partnership Bulletin

December 27, 2005

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1. PPTA questioned as part of Virginia’s transportation solution

Paving the Way: If Gov.-elect Tim Kaine finds the answer to the state’s transportation troubles, he’ll be the first,” Style Weekly, November 30, 2005

2. Clarke County continues struggle on school construction after PPEA loss

Acreage Contract Tops Panel Talks,” The Winchester Star, December 1, 2005

Site Issues for New CCHS Tops Panel’s Work Tonight,”  The Winchester Star, December 7, 2005

3. Kaine cites need for Coalfields Expressway, will examine I-81

Gov.-elect Kaine says economic efforts to be focused on rural Virginia,” Bristol Herald Courier, December 3, 2005

Kaine looks to secure place in history as transportation governor,” Bristol Herald Courier, December 4, 2005

4. Bedford County continues PPEA review for school renovations

Boards ready to explore JF proposals,” The News & Advance, December 2, 2005

Boards unenthusiastic about committee suggestion,” Bedford Bulletin, December 7, 2005

5. Richmond receives PPEA for new city jail

The official PPEA notice from the City of Richmond for a new city jail is available online [PDF format].

Private group pitches plan for jail: Team says it can build a new facility for city faster, more economically than city itself,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 14, 2005

6. VITA chief provides details on IT PPEA deal

Presentation by Lem Stewart [PDF format], the head of the Virginia Information Technology Agency, on the PPEA deal with Northrop Grumman

7. GMU receives unsolicited PPEA proposal for new academic building

Proposal submitted to George Mason University [PDF format] by Edgemore Realty (Clark Construction) for the construction of a new academinc building.

8. NVCC looks for competing PPEA bids for day care center

Proposal for child-care center [PDF format] on Manassass Campus of Northern Virginia Community College

9. Auditor of Public Accounts issues PPEA report

Recently issued report [PDF format] by Virginia’s Auditor of Public Accounts recommending changes to the PPEA statute to address competition and accountability issues.

10. Wise County examining PPEA for school projects

Wise eyes public-private partnership for school projects Friday,” Kingsport Times-News, December 9, 2005

Cheaper building project method studied,”, December 20, 2005

11. Release of I-81 environmental study draws varied views

Decision day looms for Interstate 81,” Bristol Herald Courier, December 7, 2005

For I-81: A rail plus road solution,” Bristol Herald Courier, December 8, 2005

Tolling I-81: The wrong approach,” Bristol Herald Courier, December 9, 2005

12. Fredericksburg PPEA parking deck lauded in cartoon

A cartoon recently appeared in the Free Lance Star and speaks to the favorable views of the new downtown parking garage developed by Donley’s through the PPEA process.

13. Table compares PPEA to normal procurement process

A table [PDF format] was prepared by staff at the Virginia Department of Legislative Services as part of the Freedom of Information Act subcommittee examination of the PPEA. It compares the various steps in a PPEA vs. normal procurement and is a helpful resource.

14. HOT lane network emerging to solve DC area traffic woes

A Future Free From Gridlock, For a Price Toll Lane Network Swiftly Taking Form,” Washington Post, December 12, 2005

15. MWAA proposes alternative to Dulles Toll Road PPTA approach

Airports Authority Might Adopt Dulles Rail Project,” Washington Post, December 21, 2005

MWAA Make Bid For DTRE, Rail Project,” Leesburg Today, December 28, 2005

16. PPTA makes Route 58 improvements happen

New law paves way to success on U.S. 58,” Roanoke Times, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

17. Legislators eye concession or other changes at CBBT

U-turn in tunnel’s future? Area lawmakers aim for an overhaul, and perhaps a state takeover, of the cash-flush but little-used Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel,” Daily Press, December 27 2005

18. Proposal floated to toll 95/85 at North Carolina – Virginia line

Va., N.C. consider joint tolls on Interstates 95, 85,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 25, 2005

19. CGI-AMS PPEA contract imminent

Va., firm conclude software deal talks Governor not likely to act on contract until next month,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 26, 2005

20. Prince William issues PPEA solicitation for baseball stadium development

A solicitation issued by Prince William County [PDF format] for development of a new baseball stadium. The county has also issued an addendum for this solicitation which can be found on the Prince William County website.