Public Private Partnership Bulletin

April 5, 2006

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1. IT recruitment continues to fulfill PPEA requirements

Private sector lures IT workers Northrop Grumman seeks state employees as it takes over operating Virginia’s IT network,” The Roanoke Times, March 22, 2006

Northrop Rises In IT Rankings: State and Local Unit Growing,” Washington Post, March 27, 2006

Global defense company pitches jobs to IT workers,” The News Leader, March 22, 2006

2. VDOT abandons PPTA process for Dulles Toll Road

Copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between VDOT and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority transferring control of the Dulles Toll Road.

Toll Road To Fund Rail Line To Dulles Deal With Authority To Be Unveiled Today,” Washington Post, March 27, 2006

Dulles Agreement Praised, Questioned Airports Authority to Control Toll Road,” Washington Post, March 28, 2006

MWAA gets control of Dulles Toll Road,” Washington Times, March 28, 2006

Price tag for Dulles Rail could take a toll on commuters,” The Examiner, March 29, 2006

Dulles Metro thrown for a loop,”, March 29, 2006

3. Dulles Toll Road actions prompt criticism from state and local officials

Opposition Building Over Toll Road Deal,” Washington Post, March 30, 2006

Opposition to transfer of Dulles TR to airport authority,” TOLLROADnews, March 30, 2006

House may scuttle Kaine’s Dulles rail deal,” Daily Press, March 31, 2006

Va. Speaker to Attempt To Void Toll Road Deal, Howell Says Other Offers May Be Better,” Washington Post, April 1, 2006

MWAA Puts Rail On Track; New State Plan Accelerates Extension To Ashburn,” Leesburg Today, March 31, 2006

Officials Fret Over Dulles Rail Plan: Remake of Tysons Hinges on Project Being ‘Done Right’,” Washington Post, April 2, 2006

Fate of Metro Extension, Toll Road Ignites Interest in Unelected Panel,” Washington Post, April 3, 2006

Rail to Dulles: The airports authority will speed things up, but toll road commuters may pay dearly,” Washington Post, April 3, 2006

4. Baliles calls for action on transportation stalemate

All about the money, Transportation projects take taxes and tolls – it’s that simple,” Daily Press, March 26, 2006

5. Fairfax County solicits proposals for laboratory facility

Copy of a solicitation from Fairfax County for design and engineering of a new health department laboratory facility. The solicitation notes that the county will consider a PPEA proposal for the construction of this project

6. Jefferson Forest PPEA renovations begin

JF renovation set to begin,” News & Advance, April 4, 2006

Jefferson Forest High to be renovated: The $38.5 million expansion and upgrade would include a new library and gym,” Roanoke Times, April 4, 2006

7. Virginia School for Deaf and Blind debate near end with legislation

Legislation would save Staunton VSDB General Assembly proposals await governor’s signature,” News Leader, April 4, 2006

VSDB: On the home stretch?,” News Leader, April 4, 2006

8. Spotsylvania County issues PPEA solicitation for park project

A solicited PPEA from Spotsylvania County for the development of a county park project approved during a recent bond referendum.

9. Harrisonburg school PPEA details begin to emerge

School Plans Unveiled,” Daily News Record, April 5, 2006

10. Competing PPEA proposal filed for Richmond jail

Second group makes jail proposal Tennessee company wants to build, operate 1,000-bed annex to city’s crowded facility,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 5, 2006