Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

September 14, 2007

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1. WMATA criticized for ignoring partnerships in developing station land

Metro Fails To Nurture Development, Report Finds
Washington Post, September 2, 2007

2. HOT Lanes not a panacea for 95 traffic woes says critic

HOT Commodity
Bacon’s Rebellion, September 4, 2007

3. Spotsylvania evaluates PPTA, casts doubt on VRE membership

Spotsylvania candidates skeptical of joining VRE
Free Lance-Star, September 6, 2007

4. PPEA for Richmond Arts Center deal signed

Spotsylvania candidates skeptical of joining VRE
Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 6, 2007

Arts center secures funding
Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 11, 2007

5. Fairfax seeks PPEA proposals for Lorton site development

A recent PPEA solicitation from Fairfax County to seek developers interested in redevelopment of the former Lorton prison site.

6. PPEA prison in Pittsylvania County nears completion

Chatham-area prison nears capacity
Star-Tribune, September 7, 2007

7. Virginia receives 2 PPEA proposals for new Taxation building

A recent PPEA notice from the Virginia Department of General Services regarding 2 PPEA proposals received for the development of a new office building for the Virginia Department of Taxation.

8. Beltway HOT Lanes deal near

Commonwealth Announces Agreement For Capital Beltway Hot Lanes
VDOT, September 10, 2007

Beltway car-pool, toll lanes coming
Free Lance-Star, September 11, 2007

$1.7 billion HOT lane agreement signed
Fairfax County Times, September 10, 2007

New toll lane work would add to traffic woes, critics say
Examiner, September 11, 2007

9. New Jersey borrowing $800 million, P3 seen as repayment option

NJ is set to borrow another $800M
The Star-Ledger, September 11, 2007

10. Plans advanced to trim costs of Dulles Rail Project

Trimmed Dulles Rail plan due next week
Examiner, September 8, 2007

More than $300 million trimmed from Dulles Rail project price tag
Examiner, September 14, 2007

$300 Million Cut in Dulles Rail Project Is Proposed
Washington Post, September 14, 2007

11. NCTA issues solicitation for Triangle Parkway concession funding

Request for Expressions of Interest Subordinate Loan Transaction Triangle Expressway Project – North Carolina Turnpike Authority

Road authority may seek $250M from private investors
Triangle Business Journal, September 7, 2007

12. Pennsylvania advances plan to lease turnpike

Rendell launches quest to lease turnpike
Post-Gazette, September 06, 2007

13. New River Valley Jail authority seeks PPEA proposals

Recent PPEA solicitation (2nd attempt) from the New River Valley Regional Jail Authority.

14. SCC approves Dulles Greenway toll increase

SCC Adopts Revised Tolls For Dulles Greenway
State Corporation Commission, September 12, 2007

Editorial: Un-privatization
Leesburg Today, September 14, 2007

15. North Carolina assesses local takeover of roads to address funding woes

Might Road-Building Be in Counties’ Future?
WRAL, September 11, 2007

16. Loudoun hears PPEA proposals for new county government center

Developers Pitch Office Plans
Leesburg Today, September 13, 2007

17. Coal companies advance plans for trimming Coalfields Expressway costs

Partnership best chance for Coalfields Expressway
Bristol Herald Courier, September 13, 2007

Alpha Natural Resources, Pioneer Group Deliver Coalfields Expressway Limited Feasibility Study to Virginia Officials
PRNewswire, September 12, 2007

18. PPEA for school renovations advances in Bedford County

SRHS renovation planning continues
Bedford Bulletin, September 12, 2007

19. Vegas monorail P3 project a financial flop so far

Vegas monorail finds it difficult to get on track
Los Angeles Times, September 14, 207

20. Changes to design could threaten I-73 development in Virginia

VDOT official: Change would slow I-73
Martinsville Bulletin, September 14, 2007

21. PPEA projects central to Roanoke County capital improvements plan

Capital plan
Roanoke Times, September 17, 2007

22. Winchester assesses plans for PPEA parking garage

Decisions remain about city’s 4th parking garage
The Winchester Star, August 25, 2007

23. Fredericksburg advances PPEA for water and sewer lines

Decision brief presented to, and later approved by, the Fredericksburg City Council to advance to the detailed phase the PPEA for various water and sewer improvements in the city.