Public Private Partnership Bulletin

July 21, 2006

Pardon Our Dust

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1. Western State PPEA process advances (2 items)

PPEA notice for the unsolicited proposal recently accepted by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services for the construction of a new Western State Hospital.

New era for Western State
The News Leader, July 3, 2006

2. FHWA announces audit of Dulles rail extension

More scrutiny, delays possible for Dulles rail extension
Times Community Newspapers, June 28, 2006

3. Loudoun kills PPEA project for fire stations

Board Again Kills Another PPEA Project Dan Telvock
Leesburg Today, July 6, 2006

4. Harrisonburg begins work on PPEA school project

Officials Closing In On Cost Of New School
Daily News Record, July 7, 2006

5. Funding for transportation should be broader than just concessions

CDAs, TIFs and TDMs
Bacon’s Rebellion, July 10, 2006

6. Partnerships panned as gimmicks to meet Virginia’s transportation woes

The legislature: What has changed to justify a session on transportation? Daily Press, July 14, 2006

7. Rockbridge PPEA process for Courthouse about to unfold

‘Final’ Revisions For Courts Plans Unveiled
The News-Gazette, Wednesday, July 12, 2006

8. Northrop Grumman announces progress on IT PPEA

The following is a link to a recent press release from Northrop Grumman providing an update on its PPEA for infrastructure with Virginia. See also the online article about the economics of the deal.

Commonwealth of Virginia Finalizes Northrop Grumman $2 Billion IT Infrastructure Partnership Contract
Northrup Grumman News Release, July 12, 2006

9. Spotsylvania County advances PPTA for road improvements

Highway projects advance
The Free Lance-Star, July 13, 2006

10. Illinois to proceed with concession study despite gubernatorial objections

Schoenberg persists with hearings on Illinois Tollway concession
TOLLROADnews, July 19, 2006

11. Coalfields Expressway team gets grants to further analyze alignments

Coalfields Expressway could be built within a decade, July 20, 2006

Coalfields Expressway receives grant, July 20, 2006

12. Design-build approvals granted

On July 20, the state Design-Build/Construction Management Review Board met to consider applications submitted by Virginia Beach, Alexandria, and Loudoun County under legislation passed by the 2006 General Assembly. All three localities received authorization. A copy of the memo is available online for a specific project being considered by Alexandria.

13. Western Regional Jail may go PPEA

A solicitation from Roanoke County using the PPEA for construction services for the planned Western Virginia Regional Jail is available online.