Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

February 6, 2007

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1. Tyson’s advocates still want rail tunnel despite potential costs

Disagreements persist on Dulles rail contracting
The Examiner, January 29, 2007

Tunnel Is Affordable, Advocate Group Says
Washington Post, January 23, 2007

2. Fluor may speed 95 HOT lanes plans

Toll lanes may come quicker
The Free Lance-Star, January 23, 2007

3. SCC to consider residents’ concerns about Greenway toll increase

Hearings Set on Greenway Toll Plan Drivers’ Comments To Be Considered
Washington Post, January 25, 2007

Loudoun Chamber Opposes Greenway Toll Hike
Leesburg Today, January 25, 2007

4. North Carolina plans to outsource road maintenance

N.C. to outsource roadside upkeep
The Charlotte Observer, January 25, 2007

5. Plans advance for PPEA projects for Bedford County schools

School board accepts construction plans for Staunton River High School
The News & Advance, January 26, 2007

Gymnasium tops list at Staunton River
Bedford Bulletin, January 31, 2007

6. Transportation plans draw concerns over reliance on PPP and tolls

Transportation: Hampton Roads delegation must not forget the region’s needs
Daily Press, January 31, 2007

7. Virginia IT PPP draws national attention

An Indelicate Balance: Virginia is looking for partners — and their resources — to overhaul its IT systems
Governing, February 2007

8. Anti-Dulles Toll Road lawsuit filed

The last issue reported on a lawsuit filed by opponents of the proposed transfer of the Dulles Toll Road to MWAA to fund the Dulles Rail project. A copy of that lawsuit is available online.

9. Health IT plans reviewed in Virginia General Assembly

Presentation given by Secretary of Health and Human Resources Marilyn Tavenner regarding plans to oursource certain IT functions at the Department of Social Services.

10. Construction cost inflation detailed

A recent presentation by the Virginia Department of General Services on cost escalations for state facilities.

11. Seminar announced on alternative procurement methods for water utilities

See online brochure for upcoming seminar on alternative procurement methods for water and wastewater facilities.