Public Private Partnership Bulletin

November 24, 2006

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1. Hampton Roads legislators seek higher tolls to support transportation plan

Lawmakers hint at greater reliance on tolls
The Virginian-Pilot, November 2, 2006

Cosgrove’s calculus equals bigger tolls
The Virginian-Pilot, November 13, 2006 

2. New Jersey examines privatized lottery to cover budget gaps

Privatized lottery: The ticket to ride?
The Star-Ledger, November 2, 2006

3. COAA announces North Carolina procurement conference

Announcement by the Construction Owners Association of America for a conference in Raleigh on December 6 regarding procurement issues in that state.

4. Dulles Greenway toll hearings schedule announced

Schedule announced by the Virginia State Corporation Commission to hear the TRIP-II/Macquarie request for a toll increase on the Dulles Greenway.

5. Kentucky abolishes tolls on last tolled roads in state

Governor Fletcher Announces Toll Roads In Kentucky Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

6. Long term must be goal of any 81 plan says Roanoke Chamber

I-81 plan must look at the long haul
Roanoke Times, November 6, 2006

7. Environmentalists protest proposed PPEA prison site

Protesters decry planned prison site
Roanoke Times, November 10, 2006

Grayson prison won’t be so bad
Roanoke Times, November 13, 2006

8. Loudoun solicits PPEA for government center

Recent PPEA solicitation from Loudoun County for a new government office campus.

9. Route 460 corridor landowners wait for road decision

Property owners are trapped by U.S. 460 plan
The Virginian-Pilot, November 13, 2006

10. Charlotte seeks sale-leaseback school ideas

Recently issued RFP from Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools to seek developer interest in sale-leaseback approaches to new schools. This initiative was authorized by action taken during the 2006 North Carolina General Assembly session.

11. Fort Mill, SC schools embrace creative approaches, no bonds needed

Alternative funding approved for Fort Mill schools
Charlotte Observer, November 16, 2006

12. Manassas Park seeks PPEA advisors

Recently issued RFP from the City of Manassas Park, Virginia seeking advisors for several anticipated P3 projects in the city.

13. Localities to assume more road duties as state aid falters

The road ahead: Localities may have to take on more of the burden
Daily Press, November 21, 2006

14. Martinsville leaders continue I-73 push

Proposed Interstate 73 route change is forum topic
Martinsville Bulletin, November 21, 2006

15. New Jersey debate regarding toll road privatization continues

Recent report valuing toll road assets in the state.  Also included is a list of bills already introduced in the New Jersey General Assembly to block these transactions.

Legislators’ advice on idea of new highway tolls: Park it
Star-Ledger, November 16, 2006

At least look at leasing
Star-Ledger, November 17, 2006