On June 12, 2017 Center Director Dr. Jonathan Gifford spoke at the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure’s (AIAI) 2017 Annual Members Meeting, presenting the Center’s “P3 Evidence” research project as part of the program’s University Collaboration session.
Research conducted by Center director Dr. Jonathan Gifford and Center affiliates Zhenua Chen, Nobuhiko Daito has been published in the journal Transport Policy.
“Socioeconomic impacts of transportation public-private partnerships: A dynamic CGE assessment,” Chen, Zhenhua, Nobuhiko Daito, Jonathan L. Gifford. 2017. Transport Policy. 58, 80-87
On April 25, 2017, the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy hosted its fourth annual Spring conference, exploring Emerging Infrastructure Initiatives and Potential Roles for P3s.
The morning panel, Emerging Infrastructure Initiatives, moderated by Janet Kavinoky of Vulcan Materials Company, featured remarks from Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation, Bryan Grote of Mercator Advisors (presentation materials), Martin Klepper of the US Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (presentation materials), and Virginia Delegate Randall Minchew. This panel was followed by remarks from Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne and a lively Q&A session with the secretary and morning panel.
For his December 30, 2016 article “OUTLOOK: Interstate Tolls Could Fuel Trump’s P3 Plan,” Bond Buyer author Jim Watts quotes Center director Jonathan Gifford regarding infrastructure financing and the challenges associated with transportation user fees.
As the country ponders President Trump’s infrastructure plans, Center Director Jonathan Gifford weighed in for Bloomberg reporter Mark Niquette’s January 27, 2017 piece, “To Toll or Not to Toll Is Question for Trump Infrastructure Plan.”