Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

April 10, 2008

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1. 81 legislators meet to outline legislation limiting tolls


Legislators Highlight Assembly Session: Bills Could Have Far-Reaching Impact
Daily News Record, April 14, 2008

2. Portsmouth wants light rail as option in Midtown Tunnel PPTA

Intriguing idea for Midtown Tunnel
Virginian-Pilot, April 2, 2008

3. Virginia DGS solicits proposals for energy projects

Recent RFP from the Virginia Department of General Services looking for firms to compete for energy performance contracting opportunities. While not a pure PPP, many PPP-related companies are interested in these activities.

4. Hampton Roads legislators meet on transportation funding and ideas

In addition to the articles below, copies of several of the presentations made at the Hampton Roads Legislative Caucus, which met on April 3, 2008, are available:

Officials seek input on roads funding
Daily Press, April 14, 2008

Officials seek input on roads funding
Daily Press, April 14, 2008

The idea of a high-rise bridge
Daily Press
, April 4, 2008

Regional lawmakers support HRBT expansion, but have no pay plan
The Virginian-Pilot,
April 4, 2008

Highway money: Users should bear the biggest burden for transportation funding
Daily Press
, April 8, 2008

Editorial: No tunnel vision
Daily Press
, April 14, 2008

5. Culpeper PPEA proposal draws citizen concerns

Response is tepid to Culpeper water and sewer proposal
The Free Lance-Star, April 2, 2008

6. Virginia AG issues opinion on use of prisoner-made furniture

Recent opinion issued by Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell related to whether the requirement that state agencies use furniture made by Virginia Correctional Enterprises applies in PPEA deals.

7. Springfield leaders look to PPP for renovated parking deck

City wants to build garage that offers more than space for cars
The State Journal-Register, March 22, 2008

8. GMU moves forward with PPEA for hotel and conference center

GMU to Construct $30 Million Hotel and Conference Center
Washington Post, April 3, 2008

9. Utah passes PPEA for IT projects

Legislation passed in Utah last week allowing for the use of public private partnerships for information technology projects. The legislation is modeled after the Virginia statute.

10. Virginia Beach looking at proposals for convention center hotel

Four now vie to be main hotel for Beach convention center
The Virginian-Pilot, April 3, 2008

11. Loudoun delegation discusses Greenway toll legislation

Delegation: Slowing Economy Tempered Richmond Session
Leesburg Today, April 3, 2008

12. Coalfields Expressway PPTA gets funding to advance

Coalfields Expressway Receives $10 Million Kick-Start
Bristol Herald Courier, April 5, 2008

13. Leasing of Alligator Alley in Florida draws Op-eds

Embrace public-private partnership concept
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 4, 2008

State keeps control of Alley
Miami Herald, March 31, 2008