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Jan 14, 2006

Public Private Partnership Bulletin




1. Editorial argues for gas tax instead of tolls

"Do the math: Gas tax is cheaper," The Virginian-Pilot, January 1, 2006

2. Kaine forums include PPTA talk, plan yet to emerge

"Kaine's Transportation Forums Yield Much Talk, Little Consensus," Washington Post, Wednesday, January 4, 2006

3. VITA PPEA deals likely to transform Southwest Virginia economy

"Mining Coal Country for Tech Workers: Economics, Politics Send Contractors Into Southwest Virginia," Washington Post, January 2, 2006

4. Harrisonburg PPEA discussion continues for new high school

"Road Extension Expected To Cost $4M," Daily News Record, January 4, 2006

5. VSDB and 81 P3 projects topic of town hall meeting

"Saxman talks about I-81, VSDB," The News Virginian, January 5, 2006

6. PPEA may emerge for new Loudoun government center

"County Government Leaving Leesburg? Ashburn Location Eyed," Leesburg Today, January 6, 2006

7. Kaine pledges progress on Coalfields Expressway PPTA

"Challenges will be significant Kaine tells crowd," Bristol Herald Courier, January 8, 2006

8. Spotsylvania County issues PPTA solicitation for road needs

The PPTA solicitation from Spotsylvania County to assist with developing roads approved during a referendum this fall. Copies of the PPTA/PPEA guidelines are available online.

9. Delegate Byron anticipates introducing PPEA legislation

"Budget will be major issue," Bedford Bulletin, January 11, 2006

10. CGI-AMS wins PPEA for enterprise applications contract

"CGI-AMS wins $300 million Virginia enterprise apps deal," Washington Technology, January 4, 2006

11. Northrop Grumman wins PPEA in Stafford County

"Northrop Grumman to build Va. county public safety command center,"   Washington Technology, January 11, 2006

12. Norfolk Airport looking for PPEA advisor for new deck

The Norfolk Airports Authority is looking for a design firm to assist with developing criteria for a PPEA solicitation for a parking deck later this year. Copies of the NAA PPEA guidelines are available online.

13. Rail advocates continue quest to derail 81 improvements, claim EIS bias

"Rail advocacy group says study is off-track," The Roanoke Times, January 13, 2006

14. PPEA/PPTA legislation in 2006 General Assembly

The following are links to several PPTA/PPEA bills which have already been introduced in the first 3 days of the 2006 Virginia General Assembly session.