Public Private Partnership Bulletin

September 12, 2006

Pardon Our Dust

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1. Stockholm uses tolling to control downtown congestion

Stockholm’s Syndrome: Hostages to Traffic, Swedes Will Vote on High-Tech Plan To Untangle Snarls With Tolls
Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2006;

2. Transportation solutions vary as special session approaches in Virginia

Simply taxing working Virginians is no transportation solution
The Free Lance-Star, September 6, 2006

Kaine eyes future surpluses for transportation
Daily Press, September 8, 2006

3. Tyson’s tunnel nixed over potential loss of federal funds, blame game begins

Governor Kaine Announces Decision to Advance Aerial Option for Dulles Corridor MetroRail Project
September 6, 2006

No Tunnel For Tysons, Kaine Says: Federal Concerns About Cost Prove Insurmountable
Washington Post, September 7, 2006

Kaine pulls back from Metro tunnel through Tysons Corner
Washington Business Journal, September 7, 2006

Finger-Pointing After Death of Tunnel Plan
Washington Post
, September 8, 2006

4. Opposition mounts to Greenway toll increase proposal

Supervisors, Wolf Oppose Toll Hike Dusty Smith
Leesburg Today, September 7, 2006

5. Rockbridge continues with courthouse plan despite PPEA setback

ARB Approves Demolition Of Buildings For Courthouse By Roberta Anderson
The News-Gazette, September 8, 2006

6. Raleigh mental health site reuse brings national attention

Big voice will join Dix land debate: Urban Land Institute hired
The News & Observer, September 8, 2006

7. Hampton Roads legislators eye plans to solve transportation challenges, tolls embraced

GOP delegates back creation of regional transportation authority
The Virginian-Pilot, September 9, 2006

Special session is about more than money for transportation
Daily Press, September 10, 2006

As leaders, we must make the difficult decisions
Daily Press, September 10, 2006

Survey shows local legislators still divided on transit issues
The Virginian-Pilot, September 11, 2006

Area’s legislators unite on toll plan: A summit proposes fees on I-64 and others, but the HRBT would be toll-free
Daily Press, September 12, 2006

Lawmakers at transit summit work toward common ground
The Virginian-Pilot, September 12, 2006

8. Illinois Tollway concession discussions include Virginia perspective

In last weeks issue, I provided some information about the discussions in Illinois about a concession approach to the Illinois Tollway. I forgot to include a copy of my notes from the meeting of the Senate Appropriations Committee about this issue which included testimony from VDOT’s Barbara Reese. Those notes are now online.

9. Department of Social Services cancels PPEA procurement

Cancellation notice from the Virginia Department of Social Services canceling its PPEA procurement for new computer systems.

10. PPTA guideline comments to be reviewed

The following are copies of the public comments received by the working group to amend the PPTA guidelines pursuant to changes made in SB 76 during the 2006 General Assembly. The workgroup will be meeting on September 19 to consider these comments.