Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

October 26, 2007

Pardon Our Dust

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1. DC looking at bridge tolls, critics numerous

Federal officials considering tolls at 14th Street Bridge
Examiner, October 11, 2007

Highway tolls, commuter taxes called ‘nonstarters’
Examiner, October 15, 2007

2. Truck traffic alternatives examined

States restrict truck traffic
USA Today, October 11, 2007

3. Daley pledges action on Midway Airport privatization

Midway privatization ‘going to happen,’ Daley says
Chicago Business, October 11, 2007

4. Greenway toll increase draws political fire, responses

Wolf Presses AG Review Of Greenway Increases
Leesburg Today
, October 16, 2007

“Protect the Public in Private Public Partnership” – says Phillips
Philips for Senate, October 16, 2007

Response from TRIP II, Greenway operator

SCC Chairman Snubs Request to Review Greenway Toll Increases Washington Post, October 25, 2007

5. Chesapeake seeking PPTA advisors

Recent RFP from the City of Chesapeake looking for a financial advisor to include providing advice related to PPTA projects.

6. Lawsuits seek to block I-73 progress

Lester: No basis for I-73 suit
Martinsville Bulletin, October 18, 2007

7. Transportation Accountability Commission issues final report

Final report of Governor Kaine’s Transportation Accountability Commission which mostly focuses on operational issues within VDOT.

8. Pennsylvania moving forward on I-80 tolling effort

State takes first steps for tolls on I-80
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 17, 2007

9. HOT Lane bond public hearing announced

Recent public notice regarding a bond hearing for the 495 HOT Lanes project.

10. VDOT unveils project priorities at legislative hearing

Recent presentation from Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer on priorities at VDOT and recent PPTA projects.

11. New Jersey reviews options for NJ Turnpike widening

N.J. looks for cash to widen Turnpike
Star-Ledger Staff, October 23, 2007

12. VDOT reviews project status at HRTA meeting

Presentation by Barbara Reese and Dennis Heuer at the recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority regarding the status of the region’s 6 priority projects.

13. Southampton County advances PPEA for wastewater upgrades

Board Of Supervisors Southampton County, Virginia, Resolution 1007-14

Water, sewer rates on county agenda
The Tidewater News, October 19, 2007

County eyes new sewage plant for Courtland
The Tidewater News, October 24, 2007

14. NCTA receives 11 responses to Triangle Expressway RFI

Copy of the briefing provided to members of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority about responses to its RFEI for the Triangle Expressway project.

15. Spotsylvania school road to be rolled into larger project

Schools will fund Spotsy road fix
Free Lance-Star, October 25, 2007