Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

March 26, 2008

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1. Virginia and USDOT still working toward Dulles Rail plan

Jointly issued press statement indicating that Governor Kaine and Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters are continuing discussions towards resolving federal funding issues related to the Dulles Rail project.

2. Transportation funding plans for Virginia suggested

Recent opinion pieces in an online policy newsletter outlining several proposals for fixing Virginia’s transportation problems and warning against legislative tinkering in such deals.

Extend Foot, Pull Trigger
I’ll Take the Two BMWs, Please
User Pays

3. Frederick County ditches PPEA proposal for new park

Frederick may get new park
The Winchester Star, March 26, 2008

4. California Treasurer lays out principles for P3 private partner

Public-Private Partnerships: A Guide to Selecting a Private Partner – a very interesting publication from the California state treasurer on principles to consider when selecting a partner for PPP deals. Further information about the California PPP effort can be found at the California Governor’s site.

5. South Carolina port deal collapses

Port deal bust no shock to Sanford Governor was criticized for relaying suspicions about developer to Ports Authority board
The State, March 24, 2008

6. Virginia AG seeks expansion of I-81 lawsuit to protect state officials

State files to enter I-81 suit
The Winchester Star, March 27, 2008

7. Fairfax issues report on PPEA usage

Recent report issued by Fairfax County outlining the status of various PPEA proposals under review.

8. Hampton Roads legislators seek agreement to rescue regional transportation plan

Lawmakers say unity on roads plan is crucial
Daily Press, March 23, 2008

9. 95 HOT lane revenue flows changed at state direction

Toll-Lane Revenue Proposal Gets a Rewrite in Richmond: State Plan Diverts Funding From Regional Projects
Washington Post, March 23, 2008

10. DC area toll plan draws critical reviews

Regional Panel Wary of Toll Plan: Projected $2.75 Billion in Revenue Would Go to Roads, Transit
Washington Post, March 20, 2008

11. FHWA officials leading market approaches to transportation profiled

Letting the Market Drive Transportation Bush Officials Criticized for Privatization
Washington Post, March 17, 2008

12. I-73 benefits outlined in economic study

Study: I-73’s impact would be huge
Martinsville Bulletin, March 19, 2008

13. Fairfax County seeks comments on Lorton PPEA interim agreement

Master Developer for the Adaptive Reuse of the Former Lorton Reformatory and Penitentiary

14. North Carolina examines bonds for transportation needs

N.C. panel considers remedies to shortfall for transportation
Star News, March 26, 2008

15. PPEA/PPTA bills pass 2008 Virginia General Assembly

The following links are to PPTA/PPEA legislation that passed the Virginia General Assembly this past session.

16. Virginia Tech receives unsolicited PPEA for medical school partnership

Public notice from Virginia Tech related to an unsolicited PPEA proposal for the School of Medicine and Research Institute in Roanoke.