Shannon Marshall 804-371-6844
Sept. 28, 2010
PROPOSED PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ACT (PPTA) IMPLEMENTATION MANUAL AND GUIDELINES AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT
RICHMOND — The Commonwealth of Virginia has developed draft Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) Implementation Manual and Guidelines. The document provides guidance for project development and implementation processes for both solicited and unsolicited PPTA projects, and proactively identifies, assesses and delivers the commonwealth's priority transportation projects in a consistent, transparent, timely and cost effective manner.
Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton noted, “Virginia is committed to delivering much needed infrastructure improvements across all transportation modes in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. The PPTA process is an important tool for all the commonwealth’s transportation agencies to deliver the governor’s Ttansportation priorities in this era of fiscal responsibility.”
The commonwealth's PPTA process was reviewed in March 2010.
Input has since been solicited from stakeholders and representatives from the commonwealth's transportation departments - the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transport, Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and representatives from the Office of General Counsel and external legal advisors.
Over the next 30 days, the public can provide comments and suggestions on the document via e-mail to PPTAcomments@virginia.gov.
VDOT will host a webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. eastern standard time on Oct. 15, 2010, to provide an overview of the draft and a question and answer period.
For more information, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/business/ppta-default.asp.The draft PPTA Implementation Manual and Guidelines can be found on VDOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/business/ppta-default.asp and the secretary of transportation’s website at http://www.transportation.virginia.gov/.
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