Public Private Partnership Bulletin

November 2, 2006

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1. North Carolina rethinks Dix property redevelopment, may become park

Land-use think tank will try to top ideas for Dix Hill
The News & Observer, October 23, 2006

2. Texas gets first SAFETEA-LU Private Activity Bonds allocation for Route 121 project

TX121 gets approval for taxfree status for $1.9b bonds
TOLLROADSnews, October 20, 2006

3. Federal contractors eye states for procurement opportunities

Circling the Statehouse: As Federal Spending Tightens, Contractors Seek Out New Clients
Washington Post, October 23, 2006

4. Fluor plan for Capital Beltway HOT Lanes PPTA begins to falter

Beltway Toll Plan May Need Va. Funds Rising Costs Strain Private Partners
Washington Post, October 23, 2006

5. Questions arise about concession for New Jersey Turnpike

Privatizing the Turnpike?
New York Times, October 22, 2006

6. 95 HOT Lanes PPTA reaches interim agreement stage

VDOT press release about the interim agreement

I-95 – 395 Interim agreement

HOT project advances
The Free Lance-Star, October 25, 2006

7. VDOT seeks public views on tolls for Hampton Roads

Presentation from the Hampton Roads MPO on the toll study.

Got an opinion on tolls? VDOT wants to hear it.
The Virginian-Pilot, October 21, 2006

8. Chicago negotiates big lease for downtown parking

City picks $563-mil. bid to run parking garages
Chicago Business, October 13, 2006

9. Route 28 PPTA funding plan finally in place, some neighbors upset

Final Rt. 28 Interchange Funding In Place
Leesburg Today, October 26, 2006

Cedar Green Road Will Remain Open; VDOT To Study Closing
Leesburg Today, November 2, 2006

10. Illinois candidates panned for lack of transportation solutions, concessions discussed

All candidates lack plan for roads, transit
Chicago Tribune, October 26, 2006

11. Route 460 project draws opposing views

U.S. 460 — THE DEBATE: Statewide Priority: A New 460 Would Promote Safety, Economy, U.S. Defense
Opinion, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 29, 2006

Re-Evaluation: Funds for Highway Ought To Be Spent Elsewhere
Opinion, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 29, 2006

12. Virginia Senate candidates endorse Dulles Rail, Allen looks to tolls

On Transportation, Allen and Webb Share Views Va. Senate Candidates Seek Metro Extension, Easing of Toll Road Construction
Washington Post, October 30, 2006

13. Funding gaps in PPTA projects bring questions

Toll roads oversold as good solution
The Virginian-Pilot, October 28, 2006

14. Tennesee legislator examining toll legislation for 2007

Legislator drafting measures for group to oversee toll roads
Associated Press, November 1, 2006