Public Private Partnerships Bulletin

October 15, 2010

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1.  Midtown Tunnel PPTA exploratory work begins (2 TV stories)
Below are two links to press stories about recent actions to begin the Phase 2 Interim Agreement work for the Midtown Tunnel PPTA project,0,2379004.story
2.  Leadership sought on Hampton Roads transportation projects (4 articles)
Just do it
Daily Press

3.  95/395 HOT Lanes environmental documents released, public hearings start (2 articles)

HOT lanes report is on VDOT site

The Free Lance-Star

HOT lanes will be hot topic

The Free Lance-Star

4.  Cash strapped localities turn to partnerships to close fiscal gaps

5.  Woes continue for Virginia IT PPEA  (1 article, 1 link)

A presentation by Virginia CIO Sam Nixon on the VITA issues can be found here.

6.  Eastern State hospital PPEA opens but operational problems continue (2 articles)

Historic Eastern State Hospital to move into new building

Daily Press

Virginia works to correct issues at geriatric facility

Daily Press

7.  Arlington County persists on 95/395 PPTA lawsuit (1 article, 2 attachments, 1 link)

Attached at the bottom of this page are copies of the Arlington litigation.  A letter by Virginia House and Senate leaders condemning the lawsuit can be found here.

Fisette: County wants settlement of HOT-lanes fight, but on its terms

Sun Gazette

8.  Virginia leadership assesses 81 improvements after PPTA abandoned
9.  Advisors sought for Delaware-New Jersey PPP project

10.  Details sought on VPA-APM lease deal 

A copy of the VPA-APM lease was provided in an earlier edition of the PPP Bulletin.

11.  Three teams pitch new concept for 460 PPTA (2 articles)

12.  DC area group looks at toll plan for regional upgrades (2 articles)
Washington Examiner
Inside NoVA

15.  Fredericksburg reviews private proposals for new courts complex 

16.  VDOT study of Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel causes angst among local leaders (2 articles) 

VDOT study sparks regional tension

Daily Press

$5 million HRBT study throws local leaders for a loop


17.  North Carolina considers rollup of transportation assets

18.  HRBT PPTA draws contractor interest (4 articles)

Tolls here, there and everywhere


Private firms pitch Hampton-Roads Bridge Tunnel expansion


HRBT expansion: Contractor proposes adding 4 lanes to Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

Daily Press

VDOT brings out the binky

Daily Press  

19.  Maryland ICC to use all electronic tolls (1 article, 1 link)

20.  Richmond mayor embraces PPEA for bus transfer station (2 articles)

Richmond mayor backs bus-transfer center on East Grace Street

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Transfer center: Wait and see

Richmond Times-Dispatch

21.  Firm that outsources library functions draws questions

22.  GMU seeks partners for campus housing project

A recent PPEA solicitation from George Mason University for new on-campus housing can be found here.

23.  MWAA examines options to lower cost of Dulles Rail PPTA

Go to this link for a press release from MWAA looking at ways to lower the cost of the Dulles Rail project, particularly at the airport itself.