Public Private Partnership Bulletin

June 30, 2006

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1. Panel convenes to revise PPEA model guideline

View draft guidelines developed by the PPEA panel at its June 20, 2006 meeting and the group’s workplan for the summer.

Group proposes greater openness: State committee turns focus to public-private infrastructure projects
Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 21, 2006

Public Partnering
Opinion, Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 29, 2006

2. Loudoun cancels PPEA talks with Shockey for fire station

Board Terminates Private Deal To Build Joint Fire-Rescue Station Dan Telvock
Leesburg Today, June 23, 2006

3. FHWA launches audit of Dulles Rail project, Kaine assessing design options

Federal Officials Begin Audit of Dulles Rail Extension Project
Washington Post, June 25, 2006

Virginia Briefing: Kaine Might Back Dulles Rail Below Ground
Washington Post, Wednesday, June 28, 2006

4. Norfolk considers PPEA for new courts complex

Private sector offers to build Norfolk’s new court complex
The Virginian-Pilot, June 26, 2006

5. No easy fixes for I-81 says legislator

Saxman: No Easy Solution For I-81
The Daily News Record, June 24, 2006

6. General Assembly approves GMU PPEA language

The budget amendments proposed by Governor Kaine for the FY 2007/2008 budget are available online. See item 23 (which was approved by the General Assembly on June 28) for language related to use of the PPEA for a faculty housing project at George Mason University.

7. Western State Hospital redevelopment plan advances with planning money

Lawmakers give Western State facility a boost
The News Leader, June 29, 2006

8. Rockbridge board grants fee break for PPEA courthouse plan

Board Lowers Fee For Sils’ Plan
The News Gazette, June 28, 2006

9. New Virginia budget allows VSDB PPEA effort to advance

Budget provides for construction planning at Staunton campus
The Daily Press, June 29, 2006

On the Net:

VSDB consolidation budget item

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled

10. Illinois governor withdraws support for Tollway concession deal

Illinois governor nixes concession of Tollway
TOLLROADnews, June 27, 2006

11. Pocahontas Parkway concession deal inked

Parkway leased to Australian firm
The Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 30, 2006