Public-Private Transportation Act

PPTA Implementation Manual and Guidelines (Dec. 8, 2010)

Previously: Proposed PPTA Implementation Guidelines for Public Comments

The Office of the Secretary of Transportation is committed to delivering much needed infrastructure improvements in the Commonwealth of Virginia across modes in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. The PPTA process is an important tool for delivering infrastructure in this era of fiscal responsibility. It was with this in mind, that a review of the Commonwealth's PPTA process was commissioned in March of this year. A key recommendation of the review was to prepare updated PPTA guidelines and to seek feedback from our stakeholders.

The objective of the updated guidelines is to introduce new roles and responsibilities for a PPTA Office and is intended to provide guidance for project development and implementation processes for both solicited (i.e., planned) and unsolicited PPTA projects across all transportation modes. A further objective is to pro-actively identify, assess and deliver the Commonwealth's priority transportation projects in a consistent, transparent, timely and cost effective manner.

A number of steps were taken to solicit input from the Commonwealth's stakeholders during the development of the draft PPTA guidelines including several workshops with representatives from each of the Commonwealth's transportation Departments - namely the Virginia Department of Transportation, Department of Rail and Public Transport, Virginia Port Authority, the Department of Motor Vehicles and representatives from the Office of General Counsel and external legal advisors.

We are pleased to introduce the draft Implementation Manual. Over the next month, we invite our stakeholders to provide comments and suggestions on the draft Implementation Manual via e-mail to We will take a professional view of all inputs and contributions made in order to create the most effective and useful guidance that meets the Commonwealth's goals.

New! Oct. 15, 2010 Webinar

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted a webinar (virtual meeting) on Friday October 15, 2010 to provide the public an overview of the proposed PPTA Implementation Manual.  The program presented key information and improvements contained in the proposed Manual and included a question and answer period.   

The below web link provides access to the webinar presentation.  Also provided below are questions and answers from the webinar.   


We look forward to working in partnership to address the Commonwealth’s transportation in a timely and efficient manner.

News: Gov. McDonnell receives PPTA audit (May 26, 2010)

The Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) of 1995 allows private entities to enter into agreements to construct, improve, maintain and operate transportation facilities.

Link to Existing PPTA guidelines

PPTA guidelines  |  PPTA process

Projects and Proposals

Unsolicited proposals may be submitted in accordance with the PPTA and the commonwealth's guidelines.

Prospective proposers are advised that VDOT's priorities are to focus its resources on delivery of active projects under contract, proposals currently under consideration, and future projects under development for solicited proposals.

More information may be accessed at the links provided below.

Staff Augmentation Contract Consultants

VDOT has contracted with consultants to provide support in augmenting existing staff in the performance of PPTA program and project responsibilities. The following links provide additional information on the services to be provided and a listing of consultants under contract.


IPD Memorandums

All memorandums can be found here.

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