Public Private Partnership Bulletin

January 30, 2006

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1. Shucet urges action on Virginia’s transportation needs

To strike transportation woes, swing for the fences,” The Roanoke Times, January 14, 2006

2. Bedford PPEA deals get public viewing

Public views JF proposals,” The News & Advance, January 20, 2006

Companies present plans for JF renovation,” Bedford Bulletin, January 25, 2006

3. Valley legislators try to stop 81 PPTA

Delegation Signs On To Reduced Plan For Interstate 81,” Daily News-Record, January 21, 2006

Stop sign on talks about I-81 sought,” The News Virginian, January 27, 2006

5. VITA chief says PPEA will force competition

In addition to the article below, there are two PDFs which were provided to various legislative oversight committees during the past week. See VITA Update [PDF document] and and January 17, 2006 Leighty presentation to Senate Finance Subcommittee [PDF document].

Firms urged to compete for Va. work, Executives gather to hear comments from state CIO Stewart on new structure,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 21, 2006

6. Virginia School for Deaf and Blind location battles continue

Solutions sought for blind, deaf, disabled schools,” Daily Press, January 24, 2006

Strategies aim to keep VSDB in city,” News Leader, January 24, 2006

Hanger’s bill for VSDB has hangup in Hampton,” The News Virginian, January 27, 2006

7. Maryland advances PPEA rules for schools

The final draft regulations governing the PPEA process for school related projects in Maryland are available online. The final rules are expected to be adopted this spring.