Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

August 31, 2007

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1. PPEA to move Richmond school staff falters

Measure on school offices fails
Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 8, 2007

2. North Carolina assesses funding options for road improvements

Editorial:Freeway’s end?
The News & Observer, August 13, 2007

Private money may aid toll road
The News & Observer, August 16, 2007

Road money stalled between hard choices
The News & Observer, August 20, 2007

3. James City issues addendum for Skiffes Creek PPTA

Recently issued addendum to the unsolicited proposal received by James City County for road projects in that locality.

4. Hampton Roads Transportation Authority adopts taxes on delayed schedule

Authority approves taxes and fees to build major road projects
The Virginian-Pilot, August 10, 2007

5. Fairfax receives PPEA proposal for East County Center

Unsolicited proposal recently received and posted by Fairfax County for the East County Center project in Bailey’s Crossroads.

6. New Jersey considers options to close transportation funding gap

The Toll Road Not Taken
The Star-Ledger, August 13, 2007

7. Maryland General Assembly contemplates PPP

Report issued by the Maryland General Assembly analyzing PPP as a potential option to address the state’s transportation funding issues.

8. Jefferson Forest PPEA project nears completion

Jefferson Forest renovations moving forward
News & Advance, August 13, 2007

9. Atlanta considers outer loop plan again

Olens: Outer loop could ease traffic woes
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 13, 2007

10. Spotsylvania kills PPTA to serve new schools

Road proposals too costly, time-consuming
The Free Lance-Star, August 15, 2007

11. Craney Island port funding options explored

Craney to be built on debt, unless it gets partner
The Daily Press, August 19, 2007

12. Northern Virginia Forensic Lab PPEA project breaks ground

Recent newsletter from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development about the groundbreaking for the Northern Virginia Forensic Lab which is being developed as a result of a PPEA proposal.

13. Indiana legislator questions tollway analysis

Rep. says Illiana scale tilted toward private tollway
The Times, August 17, 2007

Rep. Soliday mulls Illiana lawsuit
The Times, August 18, 2007

14. Virginia DEQ report seeks PPEA use for wastewater projects

Draft report from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality that may lead to linking PPEA usage to state grant eligibility.

15. US trails other countries in PPP usage

Private Infrastructure Booming In Most Places, But Not In U.S.
Investor’s Business Daily, August 17, 2007

16. Dulles Rail costs increase, cuts urged

Report: First leg of Dulles rail will cost $2.83 billion
The Examiner, August 21, 2007

Growing Cost Could Jeopardize Federal Funds
Washington Post, August 21, 2007

Report says Virginia must reduce cost of Dulles rail project
Associated Press, August 21, 2007

Dulles Rail on the Brink
Washington Post, August 23, 2007

As Dulles Rail Staggers, Players Share in Blame
Washington Post, August 29, 2007

Wiehle Ave. development called vital to Dulles Rail
The Examiner, August 28, 2007

17. Richmond nears PPEA deal for arts center

Arts-center agreement up for vote Sept. 10
Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 30, 2007

18. Route 28 PPTA enters new phase

Recent Interchanges newsletter about the Route 28 project.

19. Secretary Peters urges innovative approach to US infrastructure needs

The Folly Of Higher Gas Taxes
Washington Post, August 25, 2007

20. VDOT provides guidance on PPTA conflicts

Recent guidance document from VDOT to firms to explain the conflict of interest process for PPTA team participants.