Public Private Partnership Bulletin

May 9, 2006

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1. I-81 hearings draw usual opponents, urge rail

Many Roads To A New I-81: Hearing Highlights Divergent Ideas For Improvement,” Daily News-Record, April 20, 2006

I-81 Hearing Speakers Urge More Attention To Rail,” News-Gazette, April 19, 2006

I-81 Improvements Inertia Is By No Means an Option,” Winchester Star, April 21, 2006

Shenandoah U. President: I-81 Expansion Plan ‘a Huge Challenge’Winchester Star, May 8, 2006

2. Tyson’s tunnel re-emerges after MWAA deal

Tysons Tunnel Could Risk U.S. Funds” Metro Extension To Dulles Must Be ‘Cost-Effective’,” The Washington Post, May 8, 2006

See also the following documents which include a presentation on the MWAA-Dulles Rail project by Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer and a recent statement from Speaker Howell about the proposed deal.

Statement of House Speaker William J. Howell, Regarding Legislative Oversight Committee Hearing on MWAA – Dulles Toll Road

Briefing for Commonwealth Transportation Board – PPT presentation

3. USC looking to P3 for downtown development effort

Public-private partnership vital to breathing life into USC plan Ambitious proposal’s details aired Thursday,” The State, April 21, 2006

4. VITA PPEA effort continues to address employee issues

VITA backs down from retirement credit stand,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 21, 2006

5. Jefferson Forest PPEA costs escalate



Final JF Renovation Cost May Exceed $60 Million,” News & Advance, April 22, 2006

6. PPEA/PPTA disclosure bill compromise reached

Senate tweaks bill on road contracts Featured Advertiser: Senate backs change in FOIA/VDOT bill,” Free Lance-Star, April 27, 2006

7. Kaine urged to act on PPEA for school consolidation

Show time: Kaine must not impede progress on deaf and blind schools,” Opinion, Daily Press, April 28, 2006

8. Newport News airport plans to use PPEA for new parking deck

Changes take flight: A planned parking deck is one example of how the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport is expanding,” Daily Press, April 28, 2006

9. Winchester considers PPEA for new downtown parking deck

Finance Panel Supports Building 4th Garage with Rise in Fees,”  Winchester Star, May 4, 2006

10. Rumors swirl about PPTA for Route 3 bypass

Route 3 bypass re-emerges,” Free Lance-Star, April 28, 2006

11. Loudoun considers PPEA proposal for public safety facilities

Loudoun County, Virginia: Notice of Receipt of an Unsolicited Proposal for Multiple Public Safety Facilities,” Leesburg Today, May 8, 2006

Loudoun County, Virginia: Notice of Receipt of an Unsolicited Proposal for Multiple Public Safety Facilities

12. Concession deals draw attention to meet transportation needs

Suggested detours: On the highway to better roads, look for alternative routes,” Daily Press, May 9, 2006

See also the the VDOT announcement about the Pocahontas Parkway deal.

13. University of Mary Washington deck nears completion

440 spaces are coming: New UMW parking garage should be ready by end of July,” Free Lance-Star, April 26, 2006

14. Norfolk posts PPEA proposal for new courthouse

City of Norfolk, Virginia: Notice of Receipt of an Unsolicited Proposal for Multiple Public Safety Facilities