Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

March 10, 2008

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1. Op-ed on overseas investments in infrastructure seeks to sway PA lawmakers

Preventing overseas firms from leasing roads is costly
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 27, 2008

2. North Carolina considers bonds, other approaches to meet road needs

Bond issue may be in works for new roads, repairs
The News & Observer, February 29, 2008

3. Efforts continue to revive Dulles Rail PPTA project

Kaine Vows to Fight Efforts To Re-Solicit Bids for Project
Washington Post, February 29, 2008

Taking the Bus Is Not an Option: Why the Bush Administration Should Approve Dulles Rail
Washington Post,
March 2, 2008

Kaine and Peters Praise Efforts to Resolve Dispute Over Dulles Rail
Washington Post, March 8, 2008

4. Virginia Supreme Court rejects regional transportation authority taxes

The recent Virginia Supreme Court ruling invalidating the regional transportation tax provisions of House Bill 3202.

The HRTA: Our lawmakers were impotent, but the court opens
another door
The Daily Press, March 1, 2008

5. FHWA seeks to dismiss I-81 NEPA challenge

Dismissal of I-81 expansion lawsuit requested
Northern Virginia Daily, March 4, 2008

Defendants request dismissal in I-81 lawsuit
The Winchester Star, March 5, 2008

6. Portsmouth receives wide ranging PPEA for downtown projects

Firm proposes deal with Portsmouth to build courthouse
The Virginian-Pilot, March 4, 2008

7. Currituck Bridge project analysis continues

Bridge toll could span 59 years: Extending toll likeliest way to pay off debt
Daily Advance, 2008

8. Study of Virginia port privatization advances

Study of port privatization gets legislative OK
The Virginian-Pilot, March 7, 2008

9. Route 28 PPTA newsletter

Most recent Interchanges newsletter regarding the Route 28 PPTA project in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Virginia.