5th Annual P3 Forum Highlighted Regional Mobility, Transit, and the Future of P3s and Smart Mobility
On April 23, 2019, the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership (P3) Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government hosted its 5th Annual P3 Forum. The event engaged industry and industry leaders and the academic community with discussions focused on pressing issues surrounding P3s for highways, transit, and the future of mobility.
Center Director and Schar School Professor Jonathan Gifford opened the event with brief remarks before turning the proceedings over to Nossaman’s Simon Santiago to moderate the first panel: “Updates on Regional Highway Programs.” This first panel featured Michael Discenza, CFO of Transurban North America, Javier Gutiérrez, CEO of I-66 Mobility Partners, and Lisa B. Choplin, the Director of I-495 and I-270 within the Maryland Department of Transportation’s P3 Office.
The second panel, “New Models for P3 Transit Delivery,” featured transit P3 projects from across the nation and the world and was moderated by Jack Basso, Former COO of AASHTO and USDOT Assistant Secretary of Budget and Programs. Charles Latucca, Executive Director of Transit Development and Delivery for the Maryland Transit Administration spoke on the Purple Line, and Mike Schneider of InfraStrategies, presenting on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. Closing out the morning speakers was Esther Chiew, PhD, currently consulting for the World Bank’s Railway Station Redevelopment Program.
During lunch, after an introduction from Center Program Manager and Schar School PhD Student, Lauren N. McCarthy, Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation spoke about the future for DBFOM (Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain) P3 highway projects.
Following lunch, the Forum closed out a busy and informative day with a panel titled “Smart Mobility and the Potential for P3s,” moderated and organized by Judah Gluckman of Louis Berger, in cooperation with Young Professionals in Infrastructure. Kathryn Roos, acting P3 Manager for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT), Andrei Greenawalt of Via, Joe McAndrew of the Greater Washington Partnership, and Jim Ray of Ray Strategies, provided a lively discussion.
For a full summary please download the following document: 5th Annual P3 Forum Summary