Public Private Partnership Bulletin

December 11, 2006

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1. Chesterfield officials embrace PPTA for Powhite project

Road-financing options weighed: Chesterfield officials say booming growth makes issue pressing
Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 21, 2006

CHESTERFIELD: Powhite extension weighed: It could fuel growth in already-booming section of the county
Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 3, 2006

2. Dulles Rail plan receives federal approvals

Aboveground Route to Dulles Gets Federal Approval
Washington Post, November 21, 2006

3. VDOT seeks advisors for PPTA work

A recent RFQ from VDOT seeking outside assistance to evaluate PPEA and PPTA proposals. I am told the agency’s existing relationship with Public Resources Advisory Group (PRAG) would remain in place under this arrangement.

4. Loudoun board seeks Route 28 PPTA implementation delay

Board Opposes Delay In Rt. 28 Interchange
Leesburg Today, November 22, 2006

5. North Carolina P3 falters as Raleigh looks to make Dix property a park

Raleigh seeks support on Dix purchase
The News & Observer, November 22, 2006

6. Chapel Hill P3 parking deck hits local opposition

Plans look risky to some, promising to others
The News & Observer, November 21, 2006

7. South Carolina seeks I-73 P3 proposals, Martinsville leaders praise efforts

Three documents issued by the South Carolina Department of Transportation seeking P3 proposals for the development of Interstate 73 in that state. Below is an article about the project from the Virginia perspective.

Myrtle Beach chamber takes lead on I-73 effort
Martinsville Bulletin, November 22, 2006

8. COAA event for Raleigh cancelled

In the last PPEA/PPTA Bulletin I circulated, I announced an upcoming event in Raleigh for December 6. Unfortunately, I have learned that the event will be postponed until March. I will keep you posted on any new information.

9. IT PPEA projects bring new hope to Southwest Virginia

Coalfields to tech fields: Companies’ arrival changes outlook, Friday, Nov 24, 2006

10. North Carolina funding gap grows

Road funding ‘shortchange’ irks Raleigh
The News & Observer, November 29, 2006

11. Fairfax advances 2 PPEA projects

Two recent PPEA projects advertised for competing proposals by Fairfax County.

12. Hampton Roads Third Crossing PPTA to be delayed again

Plan for third crossing is dealt another delay
The Virginian-Pilot, November 28, 2006

13. Virginia first water and wastewater PPEA opens in Bedford County

New sewage treatment plan spurs growth at Smith Mountain Lake
The News & Advance, December 6, 2006

14. Florida looks to private sector to meet Jacksonville Bypass need

Beltway planners have a new one: Private money
The Times-Union, December 8, 2006

15. House Republicans announce transportation funding plan

Press release from Speaker Howell announcing the House Republican plan for the 2007 session to fund transportation.