On August 6, 2015, the Center co-sponsored a small and minority business networking event with Skanska USA, one of the world’s foremost construction groups leading numerous Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects in the U.S. to include the Elizabeth River Crossing in Virginia and I-4 Ultimate in Florida. More than 50 representatives from small businesses in the Washington metropolitan area attended the event at the Arlington campus.
Jeong Yun Kweun (known to colleagues as “JK”) presented a poster at the First Annual Symposium on Transportation Informatics. August 13-14, 2015, Buffalo, New York; “Measuring Demand Elasticity for U.S. Toll Roads: An Aggregate Analysis of Panel Toll Data Collected from a Large Sample of U.S. Tolled Roads” with Dr. Shanjiang Zhu, Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau School of Engineering.
On July 9, Center Director Jonathan Gifford guest lectured to a summer MBA graduate course on privatization and P3s at George Washington University. The professor of the graduate course invited Gifford to speak to his class after seeing his presentation on VDOT at the Cambridge ISNIE conference. Gifford’s presentation, titled The Governance of Surface Transportation in the 21st Century: Understanding the Challenges of Implementing New Technologies and New Procurement Methods,” was co-authored by Center Graduate Research Associates Lisardo Bolaños, Nobuhiko Daito, and Jeong Yun Kweun.
Center Director Jonathan Gifford presented a paper entitled, “The Governance of Surface Transportation in the 21st Century: Understanding the Challenges of Implementing New Technologies and New Procurement Methods” as part of the Privatization and Public-Private Partnership panel at the 19th Annual Conference of The International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE). The conference was held at the Harvard Law School, June 18-20. Click here to download Dr. Gifford’s full presentation.
On Wednesday, June 3, Center Director Jonathan Gifford testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business hearing titled, “The Road Ahead: Small Businesses and the Need for a Long-Term Surface Transportation Reauthorization.” The purpose of the hearing is to examine small firm participation in the surface transportation construction industry.