Public Private Partnership Bulletin

August 17, 2006

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1. Third Crossing support faltering

Williams: Numbers against crossing
Daily Press, August 9, 2006

Last gasp for third crossing
The Virginian-Pilot, August 14, 2006

No retreat: Abandoning the third crossing is a recipe for disaster
Daily Press,
August 13 2006

2. Florida prison privatization questioned

Prisons chief questions merits of privatization
Tallahassee Democrat, August 2, 2006

3. Dulles Rail Tunnel at Tyson’s – is it worth it?

Virginia’s Big Dig?
Opinion, Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 6, 2006

American Society of Civil Engineers Tunnel Review Panel
Dulles Corridor Metrorail – Phase 1 Tysons Corner Segment Report to Secretary of Transportation Pierce R. Homer Commonwealth of Virginia

Tysons tunnel costs still unclear
Fairfax County Times, August 16, 2006

4. PPTA seen as potential solution to Virginia’s transportation needs

The Croesus Trap
Bacon’s Rebellion, August 7, 2006

5. Harrisonburg schools PPEA advances

Council OKs School Pact
Daily News-Record, August 9, 2006

6. Fredericksburg eyes PPTA for road fixes

Celebrate Virginia developing
The Free Lance-Star, August 9, 2006

7. Norfolk seeks proposals for downtown commercial development

A copy of the solicitation for this project is available online.

Norfolk seeks bids for another office building downtown
The Virginian-Pilot, August 9, 2006

8. State Corporation Commission seeks public comments on Greenway toll hikes

SCC Seeks Comments on Plan to Revise Dulles Greenway Tolls
News Release, State Corporation Commission, August 10, 2006

9. Staunton passes PPEA guidelines for Western State redevelopment, caution urged

A copy is available online of the RFP from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services seeking assistance with evaluating PPEA proposals for the construction of a new Western State Hospital facility and the redevelopment of the surplus property.

Staunton creates rules for Western State redevelopment
The News Leader, August 11, 2006

Don’t rush development
Opinion, The News Leader, August 17, 2006

10. Panel nixes PPEA plan for Rockbridge courthouse

Courthouse Committee Recommends Against Sils Plan
The News-Gazette, August 16, 2006

11. U.S. Army seeks proposals to develop museum in Fairfax County

RFI from the U.S. Army for Enhanced Use Leasing proposals at Fort Belvoir to develop the Museum of the Army project

12. Raleigh-Durham area mayors embrace toll concept for I-540

Wake mayors give go-ahead to toll road
News & Observser, August 17, 2006

13. Bedford solicits for PPEA proposals to complete gym

Solicitiation from Bedford County Public Schools to use the PPEA to complete a gym and other school renovation projects.

14. Chopra seeks PPEA ideas for Electronic Health Records project

Recently released request from Secretary of Technology Chopra seeking proposals to use the PPEA for an Electronic Health Records initiative.