The new Director of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnership (OTP3), J. Douglas Koelemay, has joined the Center’s Advisory Board. Koelemay, who is responsible for leading the statewide program that delivers projects under the Virginia Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 (or PPTA), is one of the Center’s chief public center partners. He visited the Center recently to discuss Governor McAuliffe’s vision for P3s in his administration and was briefed by doctoral students on their ongoing research projects.
Koelemay was appointed to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) in 2006. He represented Northern Virginia on the CTB until 2012. While a CTB member, he focused on transportation strategy, corridors of statewide significance and multimodal planning for U.S. 29, Route 606, Dulles International Airport and the Tysons Corner area.
Koelemay also served as Vice President for Public Affairs for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. In 1993, he wrote “Financing the Future: Report of the Commission to Promote Investment in America’s Infrastructure,” regarding the status of infrastructure funding in the 1991 federal transportation authorization (the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, or ISTEA).
“Virginia remains committed to the tenets of the 1995 PPTA act and the benefits of using private capital to help fund major transportation projects,” Secretary Layne said, when appointing Koelemay to lead the OTP3. “As a policy and public affairs professional, Doug’s critical knowledge of the vital relationships and countless other factors required for any successful public-private transportation project will ensure that Virginia’s investments in such ventures continue to bring us the best return from the public’s tax dollars.”