Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

January 18, 2008

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1. Conservationists still fear I-81 widening

Land battle
The News Virginian, January 13, 2008

2. Infrastructure coalition urges Virginia legislature to support PPTA

As The General Assembly Goes Back To Work, New Coalition Launches Push To Promote Private Investment In Virginia’s Roads, Highways And Bridges
American Moving Forward, January 14, 2008

3. Loudoun County narrows government offices PPEA to 3 firms

Board Cuts Government Center Options To Three
Leesburg Today, January 15, 2008

4. South Carolina seeks firms to redevelop Columbia mental health campus

RFP from the South Carolina Department of Commerce seeking brokers to help market the downtown administrative campus of the state’s mental health agency.

5. Auditor of Public Accounts reports on IT PPEA

Information Technology Governance – APA, December 2007

6. More PPEA and PPTA bills introduced in 2008 General Assembly

The following links are to PPEA and PPTA related bills filed this week in the Virginia General Assembly.

7. I-81 PPTA collapses after 6 years

Interstate 81 project falls through
Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 17, 2008

Lack of funding halts I-81 expansion in Virginia
Bristol Herald Courier, January 17, 2008

State and builders part ways over I-81
The Roanoke Times, January 17, 2008

Update of I-81 hits a bump
The Winchester Star, January 17, 2008

Negotiations For I-81 Improvements End
Daily News Record
, January 18, 2008

Local representatives content with halt of 1-81 widening plan
The News Leader, January 18, 2008

8. Chesapeake receives PPEA for new sewer connections

PPEA notice from the City of Chesapeake to construct a sewer system for an established residential neighborhood.

9. Dulles Rail PPTA faces FTA scrutiny

Federal Qualms Leave Dulles Rail at Risk
Washington Post, January 17, 2008

10. 95 HOT lanes keeps skeptics

Nichols’ bill would stop HOT lanes
Potomac News, January 17, 2008

Commuters cool to HOT lanes
The Free Lance-Star, January 18, 2008

Recent presentation by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation related to the 95 HOT Lanes project and the funds it could provide for transit uses in the corridor.

11. Virginia receives PPEA for health insurance assistance

Notice from the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management for a proposal related to the state employee health insurance plan.

12. Hampton Roads begins toll study for area projects

Study may determine whether the region will see more tolls
The Virginian-Pilot, January 17, 2008

13. Corzine to release toll study

Corzine to release the secret study behind his toll-increase plan
The Star-Ledger, January 18, 2008

14. Loudoun Board rejects Greenway toll legislation

Supervisors Reject Delegate’s Greenway Bill
Washington Post, January 17, 2008