Public Private Partnership Bulletin

September 5, 2006

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1. Alexandria issues design-build request for DASH facility

Several weeks ago, I reported on action by the state’s Design-Build/Construction Management Review Board to allow the City of Alexandria to use new legislation (SB 732) for its DASH bus maintenance and storage facility.

2. Fairfax receives unsolicited PPEA proposals

Fairfax County has posted 2 unsolicited proposals for PPEA proposals – one for workforce housing in the Reston area, and the other for a parking garage at the Vienna Metro station. Copies of the proposals can be found online:

3. Loudoun County PPEA for technical school gains traction

PPEA Proposal Advances For Ashburn Site
Leesburg Today, August 18, 2006

4. Tolling, partnerships among options for Virginia’s transportation solution, Hampton Roads calls for summit

Tolling For Dollars:Legislators Eye Motorists’ Wallets For Road Solutions
Leesburg Today, August 18, 2006

Regional Approach Gains Ground In Assembly’s Transportation Session
Leesburg Today, August 31, 2006

Forecast for roads is bleak, say area leaders
The Virginian-Pilot, August 20, 2006

Summit meeting proposed to discuss Hampton Roads transportation
The Virginian-Pilot, August 24, 2006

The road map: Virginia will not have movement without the money to make it happen
Daily Press, September 3, 2006

5. Bedford County advances PPEA for new gym

School Board moves ahead with plans to build new gym
Bedford Bulletin, August 17, 2006

6. State working group adopts PPTA guideline modifications

The following documents were adopted at the most recent meeting of the workgroup convened to make the changes incorporated in SB 76 (2006) to the PPEA and the PPTA. These documents include the proposed changes to the VDOT PPTA guidelines and flowcharts for both solicited and unsolicited PPTA projects. Comments are due by the group’s next meeting on September 19.

7. Dulles Rail-Tyson’s tunnel issue brings calls for more money

Landowner lobbies for Tysons tunnel
Fairfax County Times, August 30, 2006

8. Kaine agrees to meet with I-81 rail advocates

Gov. to hear rail solution for I-81 traffic: Proposal offered as alternative to expansion
News Leader, August 20, 2006

9. Medical records has PPEA solution

Showtime for e-health records
Washington Technology, August 7, 2006

10. Staunton advances PPEA solicitation for Western State Hospital site redevelopment

A copy of the Staunton PPEA solicitation is available online.

City wants WSH development input
News Leader, August 25, 2006

11. Frederick PPEA for public safety center advances

Frederick progresses on public safety site
The Winchester Star, August 30, 2006

12. Spotsylvania looks for help to close road cost estimates gap

Road bond gap can be closed
The Free Lance-Star, September 1, 2006

13. North Carolina struggles to meet rising school construction needs

Counties have hard time paying for new schools: Managers discuss common challenge
News & Observer, August 31, 2006

14. Trucker’s challenge to Delaware toll plan fails in federal court

A copy of a recent federal court ruling rejecting a challenge by the American Trucking Association to a toll increase implemented in Delaware is available online.

15. Illinois Tollway concession could yield $23 billion, major concerns remain

The following links provide the entire analysis performed by Credit Suisse.

Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability

Leasing tollway could yield $23 billion
Chicago Tribune, August 30, 2006

16. Rockbridge supervisors reject PPEA for courthouse

Supervisors Unanimously Turn Down Sils PPEA Proposal: Agree With Courthouse Committee On Lack Of Expertise And Time
Rockbridge Weekly

17. FOIA subcommittee advances fix for PPEA/PPTA working papers

Draft legislation from the Freedom of Information Advisory Committee to address the working papers issue raised by VDOT during the 2006 General Assembly special session is available online. Action will be taken on this proposal during the 2007 session.