Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

February 28, 2008

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1. Tunnel debate in Hampton Roads continues, Midtown Tunnel delayed again

Highway planners are having tunnel visions
The Virginian-Pilot, February 5, 2008

VDOT to clarify role before talks on new Midtown tube
The Virginian-Pilot
, February 23, 2008

2. Virginia Beach considers Dome site redevelopment plans

Will X mark the spot for Beach’s Dome site?
The Virginian-Pilot, February 5, 2008

3. Debate continues regarding fate of Dulles Rail PPTA

Letter from Governor Kaine to Mary E. Peters, Secretary of Transportation about the Dulles Rail project.

Derailing Economic Growth
Washington Post, February 13, 2008

House budget demands competitive bid for rail
Fairfax County Times, February 18, 2008

Kaine attacks ‘willy-nilly’ plan to rebid rail to Dulles
Examiner, February 27, 2008

Dulles Rail faces new bids
Examiner, February 19, 2008

To the Rescue
Richmond Times Dispatch, February 21, 2008

What Derailed Dulles Rail
Washington Post, February 21, 2008

Dulles rail could be running out of time
Fairfax County Times, February 26, 2008

4. Roanoke recreation PPEA discussed, advanced

AA rating a benefit to county’s bond sales
The Roanoke Times, February 13, 2008

Roanoke Co. board votes for rec center
The Roanoke Times, February 27, 2008

5. Chicago advances plan for Midway privatization

Chicago Midway International Airport, Request for Qualifications – February 2008

Midway privatization plan ready for takeoff
Chicago Business, February 13, 2008

6. Virginia auditor continues examination of IT PPEA projects

Progress Report on Selected Information Technology Projects in the Commonwealth – January 2008

7. New Jersey toll plan faces fierce opposition

Hundreds rally against Corzine toll plan
The Star-Ledger, February 9, 2008

Alternate option on Corzine’s toll plan
The Star-Ledger, February 21, 2008

8. Illinois considers lottery and other privatizations to meet capital needs

Will the governor’s budget plan work?
State Journal Register, February 21, 2008

9. VDOT solicits PPEA for Short Pump HQ facilities

Recent solicited PPEA from VDOT related to its facilities in Henrico County

10. New Fredericksburg interchange gets MPO boost

New interchange in Spotsy backed
Free Lance-Star, February 26, 2008

11. Spotsylvania endorses PPEA solicitation for new courthouse and public safety center

Letters plead for new Spotsy campus plan
Free Lance-Star, February 27, 2008

12. James City latest to pull support from Hampton Roads Transportation Authority

James City County reverses stance on transportation authority
The Virginian-Pilot, February 27, 2008

13. Culpeper water and sewer PPEA unveiled

Private water-sewer plan proposed
Star Exponent, February 28, 2008

14. Pittsburgh considers toll plan to ease traffic near tunnels

Would toll lanes unclog Parkway East?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 28, 2008

15. Secretary Peters speaks to NGA about transportation needs

Recent speeches made by U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to the National Governor’s Association:

Remarks for the Honorable Mary Peters

Toward a New Surface Transportation Economic Model

16. Mid Currituck toll project advancing in North Carolina

Toll bridge over Currituck Sound closer to reality
The Virginian-Pilot, February 28, 2008