Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

August 18, 2010

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1.  HRSD opens sewage to fertilizer PPEA project in Suffolk

2.  Richmond continues review of PPEA jail proposals (5 articles) 

Richmond receives five more proposals for new jail

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Group proposes new jail at former Philip Morris site

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Michael Paul Williams: Invest in education, not incarceration

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Group balks at $50,000 fee for jail proposal

Richmond Times-Dispatch

New city jail will be at current East End site

Richmond Times-Dispatch

3.  95/395 HOT Lanes struggle continues, Arlington lawsuit costs mount (4 articles, 1 attachment)

In addition to the articles below, attached at the bottom of this page is a recent letter from Northern Virginia business leaders asking Arlington County to withdraw its lawsuit.  To date, the county has continued to press forward.

Carpoolers don’t want HOT lanes on I-95

News & Messenger

Residents could pay portion to build I-95/395 HOT lanes

News & Messenger

Blocking traffic in Northern Virginia

Washington Post

Legal bills for HOT lanes lawsuit now top $1 million

Sun Gazette

4.  Studies continue for new bridge to North Carolina Outer Banks

5.  Maryland ICC tolls may be lower than predicted

6I-81 woes continue

7.  Virginia Tech – NIA PPEA project nears completion

8.  North Carolina awards contract to complete I-485 around Charlotte 

9.  Richmond considers options to rescue city port

10.  Virginia project update given by Transportation chief (1 link)

Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton gave a recent presentation about various PPTA projects and other transportation initiatives in Virginia.

11.  Southeast Virginia Training Center PPEA advances (1 link)

Follow this link for a recent presentation on the PPEA to redevelop the SEVTC project in Chesapeake, Virginia.

12.  Georgia allows I-85 HOT lane project to advance 

13.  Virginia Port Authority executes lease of APM Terminals – Portsmouth project (2 articles, 1 link)

A copy of the lease document can be found here.

Port will pay APM more than $1 billion

Daily Press

Authority approves $865M lease of APM Portsmouth terminal


14.  Loudoun County considering funding options for Dulles Rail extension

15.  Norfolk mayor pressures state for funds to reduce Midtown Tunnel PPTA toll (1 article, 1 attachment)

A copy of Mayor Fraim’s letter to Governor McDonnell is also attached at the bottom of this page.

Fraim urges McDonnell to make Midtown expansion a priority


16.  I-73 environmental work begins in Virginia 

17.  I-95 tolling issue for Virginia and North Carolina gathers momentum

18. Virginia Beach advances PPEA for new animal shelter

19.  Virginia Business examines PPP use in Virginia

20.  Virginia eyes plans to improve I-66 corridor (1 link)

This press release from Governor McDonnell reviews several plans to improve I-66 inside the Beltway in Arlington County.

21.  North Carolina passes effort to study PPEA-type legislation (2 links)

Follow these links to recent announcements by the Institute for Emerging Issues regarding legislation which recently passed calling for a study of Virginia’s PPEA legislation for possible adoption in the 2011 North Carolina legislative session.

22.  Congressman Wolf continues attacks against Dulles Greenway