Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

October 30, 2009

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1. Report highlights interest in infrastructure investment projects (1 link)

Follow this link to a recent report from Institutional Investor on the state of investments in infrastructure projects given current economic conditions.

2. Chesapeake returns PPTA for Dominion Boulevard

3. Arlington lawsuit over HOT Lanes rebuffed by Prince William, debated with Fairfax (4 articles)

Prince William may join lawsuit over HOT Lanes

Washington Business Journal

Pr. William declines to join anti-HOT Lanes lawsuit

Washington Business Journal

Bulova, Favola talk I-95/395 HOT Lanes

Washington Business Journal

Arlington goes its own way in lawsuit over HOT Lanes

Washington Post

4. Localities lay out concerns about Virginia port privatization (1 link)

Follow this link for presentations given at the HJR 72 Joint Subcommittee on Ports meeting.

5. Public opposes PPEA for Poquoson

6. Fairfax tax district for Dulles Rail passes (2 articles)

Economy slows establishment of tax district

Washington Post

Tax district advances in Fairfax

Washington Post

7. Questions remain about PPEA for Virginia IT projects (3 articles, 3 links)

State likely unable to pay $400 million to dump Northrop Grumman

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Legislators, Kaine warn defiant Northrop Grumman

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Copies of the presentations given at this meeting can be found at these links:

Lawmakers eye using budget as a tool against Northrop Grumman in IT deal

Richmond Times-Dispatch

8. Brunswick officials question jail closing, PPEA for regional jail pending

9. Tax change urged to speed partnerships for school revitalization

10. Mid-Currituck proposal slowly advancing

11. Public rejects tax hikes for roads, growing acceptance of tolls

12. Western State PPEA takes step forward with Staunton land transfer

13. Port of Miami Tunnel deal finally closes

14. Dulles Toll Road rate hike likely to advance

15. Route 3 toll road bypass inches forward

16. Midtown Tunnel PPTA seen as bankable deal, other Hampton Roads projects advance (2 articles)

Investment bank seeks to finance $1.5 billion Midtown Tunnel project

The Virginian-Pilot

Toll offset could hurt projects, official says

The Virginian-Pilot

17. Indiana outsourcing deal with IBM cancelled

18. NCTA continues review of Cape Fear Skyway

19. Powhite Parkway PPTA discussion starts again (2 articles)

Talk of Powhite extension resumes

Chesterfield Observer

A more commercial Magnolia Green in Chesterfield

Richmond Times-Dispatch

20. DC area considers pay per mile toll study

21. Pittsburgh seeks advisors for parking privatization (1 link)

Follow this link to a recent RFP from the Pittsburgh Parking Authority seeking advisors to duplicate the privatization deal done in Chicago related to city owned parking garages.