Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

October 9, 2007

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1. Henrico approves Gayton Road PPTA contract

Henrico County Board of Supervisors agenda

Gayton extension approved
Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 26, 2007

2. Tysons Tunnel advocates resort to desperate tactics

Dulles opposition tries new way to gain attention
Examiner, September 26, 2007

3. Greenway toll increases bring equity questions, political attacks

Debating the Economic Toll
Washington Post, September 27, 2007

May, Martinez Spar Over Power Lines, Tolls
Leesburg Today, October 4, 2007

4. Transurban to use scanning technology for 95 HOT Lanes

Infrared Scans May Regulate HOT Lanes
Washington Post, October 1, 2007

5. Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority turns to PPEA for visitor center

Request for Proposals for a Project to Design and Build a LEED Certified Visitor Center at Temple Hall Farm Regional Park

6. VDOT to re-analyze tolls in Hampton Roads area

VDOT studies if tolls could ease congestion in Hampton Roads
Associated Press, September 30, 2007

7. Fairfax re-issues PPEA for Wiehle Avenue garage and development project

PPEA RFP from Fairfax County for the new Dulles Rail parking garage at Wiehle Avenue and the Dulles Toll Road. Previous negotiations with Comstock Partners for this project failed to reach a deal.

8. Editorial urges state funding for Craney Island expansion

Congress approves our port to nowhere
The Virginian-Pilot, September 30, 2007

9. 460 panel meets to get PPTA update

A recent presentation given by VDOT officials at a meeting of the Route 460 Communications Committee on the status of the PPTA project.

10. New York congestion pricing analyzed

Panel Starts Debate on Congestion Pricing
New York Times, September 26, 2007

11. New PPEA guidelines released

New model PPEA guidelines adopted by the work group created as a result of changes to the PPEA statute during the 2007 General Assembly session. These guidelines will now be used by local governments to bring their old guidelines into conformance with the law.

12. VMS acquired by Transfield

Transfield Services acquires VMS Inc. adding transport infrastructure services to its North American business expansion

13. VDRPT provides update on transit funding from 395/95 HOT Lanes

Update on transit study for 395 and I-95 HOT Lane project. A recent presentation given by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation on the anticipated use of surplus revenues from the HOV-HOT conversion project to support transit projects in the corridor.

14. Approvals still needed to revive Dulles Rail cost savings plan

Timeline woes could kill $900M in federal funding for Dulles rail
Examiner, October 5, 2007

15. Pennsylvania receives numerous responses to PA Turnpike concession RFP

Governor Rendell Says More Than a Dozen Teams Submit Qualifications to Operate Turnpike
Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, October 1, 2007