Public Private Partnership Bulletin

September 19, 2006

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1. House GOP unveils transportation package, PPTA a focus

Howell and Wardrup rule out any proposal with higher taxes, fees
Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 14, 2006

See also the attachments outlining the House Transportation package to be discussed at the special session beginning September 27, 2006.

2. Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia legislators look to regional transportation plans

House leaders aren’t behind regional roads
The Virginian-Pilot, September 14, 2006

Bill would let regional authority raise money for road projects
The Virginian-Pilot, September 16, 2006

N.Va. Leaders Lack Consensus on Tax
Washington Post, September 16, 2006

House Transportation Chairman Wardrup backs regional authority
The Virginian-Pilot, September 19, 2006

3. 81 PPTA plans evolving

Safety tops priority list: The governor indicated truck-only tolls will not be in the plans, while use of rail likely is
The Roanoke Times, September 29, 2006

4. JLARC examines use of PPTA for IT projects

Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission review of the PPEA for Northrop Grumman and CGI-AMS PPEA projects with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

5. Ohio examines concession approach for Ohio Turnpike

Turnpike privatization effort underway
Crain’s Cleveland Business, September 13, 2006

6. VDOT approves $10 million loan for I-95 HOT Lanes PPTA

Governor Awards $10 Million Loan for I-95 “Hot” Lane Projec

7. Tyson’s Rail decision reviewed

The Decision on Tysons Rail
Editorial, Sun Gazette, September 13, 2006

8. VDOT receives 3 PPTA plans for Route 460

Groups want U.S. 460 job from Suffolk to Petersburg
Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 15, 2006

9. Chicago Midway leasing makes step forward

Daley takes the 1st step toward leasing Midway
Chicago Tribune
, September 15, 2006

10. Rockbridge Courthouse PPEA plans still being developed

Sils Continues His Work – Just In Case
The News-Gazette, September 13, 2006

11. I-73 top priority for Martinsville group

Chamber pushing I-73
Martinsville Bulletin, September 15, 2006

12. Spotsylvania PPTA advances first projects

Road projects advance
The Free Lance-Star, September 16, 2006

13. Norfolk may slow capital projects because of debt capacity issues, Courthouse PPEA delayed

Norfolk debt could mean moratorium on capital projects
The Virginian-Pilot, September 18, 2006