Aug 27, 2012

Public Private Partnerships Bulletin




1.  Virginia signs agreement for 95 HOT Lanes (4 articles, 1 link)

Click here for Governor McDonnell's press release.

Virginia sets nearly $1 billion project on I-95

Richmond Times-Dispatch

HOT Lanes work ready to begin

The Free Lance-Star

HOT Stuff

The Free Lance-Star

Transportation: Hot in NOVA

Richmond Times-Dispatch

2.  Toll debate in Virginia continues (3 articles)

More tolls, more opposition


Schapiro: Virginia's taxing bottom line on tolls

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Tolls: Mr. Inefficiency

Richmond Times-Dispatch

3.  Opposition grows to tolling I-95 south of Richmond (3 articles)

Opposition to I-95 toll plan continues to rise

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Leaders of localities gather to protest plan to put tolls on I-95

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Opposition grows to I-95 toll proposal


4.  Norfolk School Board hears presentation on PPEA (1 article, 1 attachment)

Attached at the bottom of this page is a presentation on PPEA to the Norfolk School Board. The presentation is in reaction to a concept filed by Ballard Construction which was covered in the last Bulletin. An editorial about the proposal is here.

Promising proposal for school building


5.  Austin makes move on courthouse PPPB (2 articles)

Committee recommends private partnership to build courthouse downtown

The Austin American-Statesman

Majority of Travis County commissioners said they want voters to decide on downtown courthouse project

The Austin American-Statesman

6.  Transurban problems on Pocahontas Parkway increase

7.  Proposals emerge to take over Virginia ports (3 articles)

Two more companies offer to take over port


State to consider proposals to operate Virginia port

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Two shippers rescind opposition to APM bid


8.  Virginia seeks to move toll lawsuit to federal court

9.  VDOT advancing study on I-81 widening

10.  Developers submit PPP for Austin redevelopment

11.  Poll show broad support for Florida PPP

Click here for a recent poll of Florida voters showing strong support for PPP legislation. In 2012, legislation was introduced by failed to pass.