Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

December 27, 2007

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1. I-73 modifications could delay VA project development, SC plans proceed

Lester fears I-73 delay; Vaughn says no
Martinsville Bulletin, November 29, 2007


CTB rep will push I-73 change
Martinsville Bulletin, November 30, 2007

S.C. gets OK to build expressway
Associated Press, November 30, 2007

2. Harrisonburg receives PPEA for wireless broadband system

Copies are available of the request for competing proposals and a copy of the original conceptual proposal received by Harrisonburg and Rockingham County for a wireless broadband network.

3. Midtown Tunnel PPTA impact on VDOT workers reviewed

Workers could lose jobs at Elizabeth River tunnels
The Virginian-Pilot, November 25, 2007

4. North Carolina evaluating options for transportation projects

Transit projects speeding ahead
News & Record, November 30, 2007

5. Tyson’s Tunnel proponents file lawsuit to block project

Tysons Tunnel sues FTA
Fairfax County Times, November 27, 2007

Tunnel Loses Backers as Landowners Unite for Growth
Washington Post, December 2, 2007

6. California eyes PPP for transportation infrastructure projects

Schwarzenegger calls for new tack on infrastructure
Los Angeles Times, November 28, 2007

7. New Jersey legislators fighting toll study secrecy

2 GOP legislators to appeal ruling on toll study
Star Ledger, December 1, 2007

8. Tolls to be part of Route 460 PPTA

New Route 460 will include tolls
The Progress-Index, December 2, 2007

9. I-81 requires road fix, not just rail, but opponents sue

Copy of lawsuit mentioned in article below.

Road to mayhem – Needed: a fix to the perils of I-81
Daily Press, December 5, 2007

Conservation groups sue to block Interstate 81 road-widening plan
Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 19, 2007

Editorial: Trains alone won’t fix I-81
The Roanoke Times, December 28, 2007

10. Howell outlines opposition to Dulles Rail

Va. House speaker has dim hopes for Metrorail extension to Dulles
Norfolk Examiner, December 5, 2007

11. Frederick County Public Schools moves forward with PPEA for new elementary school

Construction on Frederick elementary to begin in summer
Northern Virginia Daily, December 6, 2007

12. Manassas Park considers taking land for office park PPEA

City council holding public hearing on land acquisition
Manassas Journal Messenger, December 10, 2007

Without BRAC, M. Park shifts plans
Manassas Journal Messenger, December 22, 2007

13. Greenway toll increases should not be feared

Let the Greenway Bloom
Bacon’s Rebellion, December 10, 2007

14. Virginia Tech adopting PPEA for new facilities

Tech board of visitors to discuss president’s compensation
The Roanoke Times, December 11, 2007

15. VDOT reaches deal on 495 HOT Lanes

VDOT Completes Agreement for Capital Beltway Hot Lanes
VDOT, December 20, 2007

State, contractors sign deal to build new toll lanes
Norfolk Examiner, December 21, 2007

16. Fairfax County reopens PPEA competition for Wiehle PPEA

Recent announcement by Fairfax County reopening the PPEA competition for the Wiehle Avenue parking garage as part of the Dulles Rail project.

17. Kaine budget proposal outlines PPEA priorities

The following links are to references to PPEA projects included in Governor Kaine’s budget proposal submitted on December 17, 2007. These proposals will be considered during the 2008 General Assembly session which convenes on January 9, 2008.