Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

December 11, 2009

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1. USA Today reports on challenges for private infrastructure funding

2. SPSA discussions on PPEA for waste to energy lead to decision for Wheelabrator (4 articles)

SPSA to get leadership shakeup at crucial time

The Virginian-Pilot

Second firm makes offer to buy regional trash authority

The Virginian-Pilot

SPSA sale stuck in law’s tangle

The Virginian-Pilot

SPSA votes to sell Portsmouth power plant for $150 million

The Virginian-Pilot

3. VITA PPEA issues should not reflect badly on process

4. Georgia cancels another PPP for 75/575

5. Fairfax seeks consultants for police office, may use PPEA (1 link)

Follow this link to learn more about the project.

6. North Carolina announces partnership to complete 485, Treasurer opposed (3 articles, 1 link)

Follow this link to read the solicitation documents.

Gov. Perdue finds beltway solution

Charlotte Business Journal

I-485 concerns surprised DOT, though treasurer approved

Charlotte Observer

Officials tried to stop I-485 loan

News & Observer

7. Privatizing ABC stores in North Carolina and Virginia considered (2 articles)

Public vs. private: Should N.C. give up booze control?


Closing time for Virginia’s ABC stores

Washington Post

8. Baltimore port signs deal for private concessionaire to make upgrades

9. Hampton Roads using computer to prioritize projects

10. Editorial urges public funds for partnership projects

11. APM-Virginia Port Authority plans outlined at meeting

12. NASPO issues report on state procurement practices (1 link)

Follow this link to see an executive summary of the report from the National Association of State Procurement Officers.

13. Hampton Roads Transit HQ PPEA opens

14. Opponents continue to press on Dulles Rail costs

15. Legislative commission hears pitches for Virginia Ports PPTA (1 link)

Follow this link to see presentations from CenterPoint, Carrix, and the Carlyle Group.

16. I-80 analysis in Pennsylvania scrutinized