The Evidence Project
- The George Mason University Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy has released a recent six case-study that found surface transportation infrastructure public-private partnership (P3) projects generally met or exceeded the objectives set by their sponsoring public agencies. The study found the major objectives across the six cases to include cost reductions for the public sector and/or faster completion times compared to traditional procurement. The study also identified five major reasons public agencies effectively engaged in P3 delivery approaches. In addition, the report presents suggestions for the public sector to improve P3 outcomes. The full report can be downloaded
- To learn more about the study or to request a briefing, contact Center Director Dr. Jonathan Gifford, at
- Current Research:
- Bolaños, Lisardo, Morghan Transue, Jonathan Gifford “Las Vegas Monorail Bankruptcy: Opportunism in Public-Private Partnerships”
- Bolaños, Lisardo, Morghan Transue, Porter Wheeler, Jonathan Gifford, Lauren N. McCarthy. “U.S. Surface Transportation Public-Private Partnerships: Objectives and Evidence”
- Bolaños, Lisardo, Morghan Transue, Porter Wheeler, Jonathan Gifford. “U.S. Surface Transportation Public-Private Partnerships: Objectives and Evidence – Extended Findings”
- Bolaños, Lisardo, Jeong Yun Kweun, Morghan Transue, Jonathan Gifford. “Bankruptcy Policy and Surface Transportation Public-Private Partnerships: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Europe”
- McCarthy, Lauren N., Lisardo Bolaños, Jeong Yun Kweun, Jonathan Gifford. “Understanding Project Cancellation Risks in U.S. P3 Surface Transportation Infrastructure”
P3 CENTER NEWS
Center Director Speaks at Cato Institute
- Center director, Jonathan Gifford, provided comments on Robert Poole’s new book: “Rethinking American Highways” in a Captiol Hill briefing presented by Cato Institute on September 7, 2018.
Center Director Briefs Utah Legislature Transportation Committee
- On August 17, during the meeting of the Utah task force created this year to investigate transportation funding options Center Director Jonathan Gifford shared the Center’s work on observed outcomes of P3s. The task force is looking at the potential for P3s in the state for both roads and transit and the findings from the Center’s Evidence project provides insightful conclusions. Click here for more information on the P3 Evidence Project
Center Director on Panel at Reason Foundation
- Center Director, Jonathan Gifford joined Robert Poole, The Reason Foundation and Joung Lee, Policy Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on August 1 for the panel Accelerating Innovation: Rethinking Transportation Financing, a Joint YPT-WTS-TRF Event at Reason Foundation offices. The panel was moderated by Baruch Feigenbaum, The Reason Foundation.
Center GRA Presents at APPAM Mexico
- Lisardo Bolaños, Center GRA and PhD Candidate, presented “Las Vegas Monorail Bank-ruptcy: Opportunism in Public-Private Partnerships, co-authored with Morghan Transue, and Jonathan Gifford, at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference, Mexico City on July 20.
Center Director Presents at ARTBA P3 Conference
- Center Director Jonathan Gifford presented The P3 evidence project: phase I and II during the Public-Private Partnership Conference, American Association of Road and Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C. (July 19).
Center Director Lectures on P3s
- Jonathan Gifford, Center Director, gave an invited lecture to a Public Policy Training Group from Qianghai, China on public-private partnerships. The lecture took place at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University on July 9, 2018.
Center Staff Attends Blueprint 2025 Leadership Forum
- Center Director Jonathan Gifford, Center Staff Lauren N. McCarthy, Lisardo Bolaños, and Visiting Scholar Motoki Murayama attended the Blueprint 2025 Leadership Forum on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Vinh The Mai, former research associate with the Center, and current researcher with CG/LA is pictured here with Dr. Gifford. A bipartisan coalition, Blueprint 2025 mission is to identify and promote increased infrastructure investment in the United States.
Center Researcher Presents at TRF
Center Director Presents as IRF Workshop
- Dr. Jonathan Gifford was invited to speak to the participants at the International Road Federation (IRF) Workshop: PPPs in the Road Sector on February 8, 2018. Center GRA Lisardo Bolanos, Program manager Lauren N. McCarthy, and Visiting Scholar Motoki Murayama attended the workshop. Participants included individuals from the World Bank and various national governments.
P3 Center Co-hosts Annual George Mason University TRB reception
- After a packed few days of interesting sessions at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, the annual Mason reception was held at the Marriott Marquis on January 9, 2018. Current students, professors, alumni and friends of Mason were in attendance. The reception was made possible through the support of the Bill and Eleanor Hazel Endowed Chair in Infrastructure Engineering, the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy, and the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering.
Center GRA Presents Phase 1 of the Evidence Project at TRB Conference
- Lisardo Bolaños, Center GRA and PhD Candidate presented on January 10, 2018 as part of the Projecting and Evaluating P3 Project Performance: From Value for Money to Handback. The paper, ”U.S. Surface Transportation Public–Private Partnerships: Objectives and Evidence” was co-authored by Lisardo Bolaños, Morghan Transue, Porter Wheeler, Jonathan Gifford, and Lauren N. McCarthy. The paper was selected as a practice ready paper by the review committee.