About Us


For general inquiries, the P3 Center can be contacted at: p3policy@gmu.edu

Dr. Gifford, Center Director, can be contacted at: jgifford@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2275
Fax: 703-993-8215

Why the P3 Policy Center?
Our mission is to advance objective consideration of public-private partnerships in transportation system renewal and development through research, education, and public service.

Why George Mason University?
Since its inception, transportation policy research and education have been a central focus of Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government, especially finance, planning, institutional policy issues, mega-regions, network analysis, intelligent transportation systems, geographic information systems, civil engineering, urban and regional planning, political science, and public administration. The University offers graduate students the opportunity to enroll in public policy doctoral and graduate programs with foci in transportation policy, operations and logistics, or international commerce and policy.

Why now?
P3s offer important alternatives to traditional funding sources, bringing with them a host of opportunities and challenges. Advancing public interest through P3s requires careful analysis by public decision-makers of the associated costs, risks, and rewards—skills that can be crafted and refined through the Transportation P3 Policy Center.