Public Private Partnership Bulletin

June 20, 2006

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1. 460 PPTA responses delayed, interest remains strong

Va. Beach firm shows interest in U.S. 460 development plan,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 8, 2006

VDOT extends bid deadline for U.S. 460,” The Virginian-Pilot, June 8, 2006

2. Panel meets to review Dulles Rail issues

Panel Discusses Tysons Segment: Engineering Group Has Closed-Door Meeting on Tunnel Issue,” Washington Post, June 8, 2006

3. Illinois Tollway sale draws questions, criticisms

Sell the tollway?” Editorial, Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2006

Republican gov candidate in Illinois against Tollway ‘sale’,” TOLLROADnews, June 14, 2006

4. Denver Post series questions toll roads, traffic studies

Roads to riches, Paved with bad projections,” Denver Post, May 28, 2006

Receipts dim appeal of toll roads,” Editorial, Denver Post, June 4, 2006

5. National CIO organization outlines P3 model process

View a recent study from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers on the keys to collaboration with the private sector in P3 deals.

6. North Carolina considers toll approach for Raleigh beltway

Study: $2 toll for 16-mile I-540 trip,” The News & Observer, June 9, 2006

7. Truck lanes for I-81 urged

Truck-Only Lanes Make Sense on I-81,” Letter to Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 12, 2006

8. VDOT delays submission date for Third Crossing proposals


State funding uncertainties stall third crossing,” The Virginian-Pilot, June 13, 2006 

9. Toll concessions seen as potential transportation solution, or not

Strapped States Try New Route, Lease Toll Roads to Foreign Firms,” Washington Post, June 14, 2006

10. Virginia Beach urges study of I-264 tolls for regional projects

Privatizing roadways isn’t the answer,” The Roanoke Times, June 15, 2006

Beach wants study of tolls along I-264,” The Virginian-Pilot, June 16, 2006

11. Manassas Park to consider PPTA/PPEA guideline adoption

See the City of Manassas Park draft PPTA/PPEA guidelines for consideration at a June 27, 2006 meeting of city council.

12. Auditor of Public Accounts reviews VITA PPEA process

See the report by the Auditor of Public Accounts about the implementation of the PPEA at the Virginia Information Technology Agency.

13. Virginia General Assembly endorses PPEA plans

The following are links to PPEA related project approvals contained in the recent budget compromise adopted by the Virginia General Assembly:

Item C-247.10 #2c
Item 387 #4c
Item C-17.50 #1c
Item C-247.10 #1c
Item 54.10 #1c
Item C-80.10 #1c
Item 311 #1c
Item C-94.10 #1c

14. Jefferson Forest High School PPEA project breaks ground

Turning some dirt,” Bedford Bulletin, June 15, 2006