14th World Conference on Transport Research, Shanghai, China July 10-15. Dr. Gifford will travel to Shanghai to present four research papers during the conference. To see the program please visit: http://wctrs-conference.com/conference-programme.asp
The Center’s 3rd annual P3 Forum, Evidence: P3s and the Evolution of Infrastructure Delivery, was a huge success. Held April 26, 2016 in Founder’s Hall, the event focused on the Center’s new project examining evidence about the strengths and limitations of public-private partnerships for project delivery. Regional leaders also discussed the Purple Line, Interstate 66, and how P3s are figuring in transit projects in the greater Washington metro region.
Lauren McCarthy, Center Graduate Research Assistant, presented a paper at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Regional Student Conference on April 2 at Mason. Her paper was entitled “Emerging Governance in the Sharing Economy,” which focused on the collaborative/partnership governance models that are emerging in the transportation sector.
On January 13, Center Director Jonathan Gifford participated in a panel entitled “National U.S. Department of Transportation Act at Age 50: Consequences and Lessons” at the TRB 95th Annual Meeting. The panel included Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Associate Administrator and Deputy Director at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and was moderated by Alan Pisarski.
School and Center leaders welcomed 80 guests to the Center’s 2016 TRB reception the evening of January 12. Overlooking the soaring lobby of D.C.’s Walter Washington Convention Center, attendees took a break from the conference action to network and compare notes on P3 projects and event highlights, while Mason alumni took advantage of a rare chance to catch up and reconnect.