Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

July 2, 2007

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1. Dulles rail cost details emerge, gets Fairfax endorsement

Board gets gander at Dulles cost details
Fairfax County Times, May 29, 2007

Little detail public on rail contract
Fairfax County Times, May 29, 2007

High-Wire Act: The Fairfax supervisors should vote for elevated rail
Washington Post, June 10, 2007

Dulles Toll Road ruling is appealed
Examiner, June 11, 2007

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project: Design-Build Contract for Phase I

2. Lawyers speak out on FHWA PPP legislation

May 2, 2007 letter from the American Bar Association criticizing the model Public Private Partnership statute issued by the FHWA.

3. Virginia agencies grapple with IT PPEA

Agencies feeling the crunch
Roanoke Times, June 10, 2007

4. Hampton Roads Transit seeks PPEA for new transportation hub

Recent solicited PPEA proposal from Hampton Roads Transit for a new transportation hub in Norfolk, Virginia.

5. Roanoke solicits PPEA for new police academy

View solicited PPEA for the new Roanoke City Police Academy

6. Congress again weighs in against PPP deals

Two recent documents from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee further outlining the concerns of Congressmen Oberstar and DeFazio about state PPP deals. View Press Release and PPP position letter.

7. Bedford Schools PPEA deal advances

Staunton River plans move ahead
News & Advance, June 10, 2007

Comprehensive agreement approved
Bedford Bulletin, June 13, 2007

8. New PPEA model guidelines out for public comment

Documents issued by the Virginia Division of Legislative Services showing the results of the PPEA Model Guidelines Work Group to develop new model guidelines for the PPEA to reflect changes made by the 2007 General Assembly.

Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, Model Guidelines

2007 Work Plan, Senate Bill 756 Work Group

9. Fredericksburg solicits PPEA for Executive Plaza refurbishments

Solicited PPEA from the City of Fredericksburg for renovating a downtown municipal office building.

10. Fairfax PPEA for Wiehle Avenue development collapses

Wiehle Ave. redevelopment falls through
Examiner, June 19, 2007

11. North Carolina looks to toll Cape Fear Bridge

State studies toll roads
Winston-Salem Journal, June 21, 2007

12. Prince William seeks competing bids for road package

Public notice from Prince William County for an unsolicited PPTA proposal recently received by the County.

13. VDOT reports on 460 progress

Report given at the June Commonwealth Transportation Board meeting on the findings of the Independent Review Panel regarding the Route 460 PPTA project.

14. Pennsylvania looks to toll I-80, kills Turnpike concession

House plan would make I-80 a toll road
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 22, 2007

15. Greenway toll hike takes effect

Greenway Drivers Face Dilemma
Washington Post, July 1, 2007

16. James City receives PPTA for Skiffes Creek project

An unsolicited proposal notice from James City County for improvements in the county.