Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

June 1, 2010

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1. North Carolina considers legislation to allow NCDOT to enter into PPP relationships

Follow this link to see recently introduced legislation in North Carolina to allow the North Carolina Department of Transportation to enter into PPP relationships for road projects. Currently, only the North Carolina Turnpike Authority enjoys this power.

2. VDOT advances Midtown Tunnel PPTA (1 article, 2 links)

In addition to the press coverage of this decision, you can follow these links to Governor McDonnell’s press release on the decision and the presentation on the topic to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

3. VDOT budget includes funds for Dominion Boulevard potential PPTA project

4. Hampton Roads residents dislike congestion, unsure of how to pay for relief

5. McDonnell toll plan examined (2 articles)

Tolls alone won’t solve road needs

The News & Advance

Virginia seeks I-95 tolls along N.C. border

The Associated Press

6. Bids sought on Philadelphia port development

Attached at the bottom of this page is a recent solicitation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeking developers for the Southport project near Philadelphia.

7. Residents fight Richmond jail PPEA site

8. Virginia Port Authority-APM Terminals deal progresses (2 articles)

A promising deal for the port


Port Authority plans June vote on APM deal

Daily Press

9. Atlanta I-85 HOT project suffers another setback

10. North Carolina considers privatization of mental health services

11. Virginia ABC privatization debated (2 articles)

Privatizing ABC stores: To your health!

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Privatizing ABC stores: Keep it local

Richmond Times-Dispatch

12. Richmond PPEA projects among ones NAACP questions for lack of minority contractors

13. KPMG review of Virginia’s PPTA process released (1 article, 2 links)

In addition to the Governor’s press release and press coverage, a copy of the report can be found here.

14. HOT Lanes projects slowly advance (2 articles)

HOT Lanes move forward

The Free-Lance Star

Lack of funds, cheating motorists are reasons to charge for highway use, official says

News & Messenger

15. Conference set to examine Virginia water partnerships

Follow this link to see information about a June 9, 2010 conference to be held in Richmond to examine water partnerships. The conference is sponsored by the National Council for Public Private Partnerships.

16. Gwinnett County looks to privatize and commercialize airport

17. SPSA PPEA sale brings lower garbage fees to Hampton Roads