Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

January 11, 2008

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1. Greenway opponents may break working system

Commentary – Leonard C. Gilroy: Greenway toll opponents threaten mobility
Washington DC Examiner, January 1, 2008

2. Carlyle Group closes infrastructure investment fund

Soon, Roads Could Start Tolling for Carlyle
Washington Post, January 3, 2008;

3. FTA issues report on use of PPP in transit projects

A recently issued report from the Federal Transit Administration on the use of public private partnerships in transit situations in now available online.

4. Chicago nixes raid on Skyway funds to fix transit needs

Daley: Skyway funds no fix for CTA
Chicago Sun-Times, January 2, 2008

5. 81 fix remains elusive

Road malaise
The News Virginian, January 6, 2008

6. Route 460 a high priority for Hampton Roads legislators

Legislators set to grapple with transportation issues
The Tidewater News, January 5, 2008

7. New Jersey legislators want Turnpike used to generate energy

Plan sees Turnpike as energy generator
The Star-Ledger, January 7, 2008

8 Triangle Expressway costs increase as NCTA seeks funds

Cost of turnpike closes in on $1B
Triangle Business Journal, January 4, 2008

9. Congestion pricing starting to unfold on Northern Virginia roads

In Latest Twist for Commuters, Dynamic Tolling to Take Effect
Washington Post, January 10, 2008

10. PPEA and PPTA legislation in 2008 Virginia General Assembly

The following are links to several of the PPEA and PPTA related legislation introduced thus far in the Virginia General Assembly. Most would be harmful to the initiative. The bill filing deadline in January 18.

11. Dulles Rail plan still faces hurdles

Editorial: Move to save Dulles Rail may kill it
Washington DC Examiner, January 11, 2008

12. National PPP Coalition launched

Newly launched Coalition for Strengthening America’s Infrastructure – known as “America Moving Forward.”

13. Georgia PPTA projects may falter on GDOT woes

Toll roads up in air
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 11, 2008