The mission of the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government is to advance research, education and public service in the understanding of public-private partnership policy in the transportation sector.
Why the TP3 Policy Center?
To advance objective consideration of public-private partnerships in transportation system renewal and development through research, education and public service.
Why George Mason University?
Why George Mason University? Since its inception, transportation policy research and education have been a central focus of Mason’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, including the domains of finance, planning, engineering and public policy. Areas of expertise include finance, planning, policy institutional issues, mega-regions, network analysis, intelligent transportation systems, geographic information systems, civil engineering, urban and regional planning, political science and public administration. Graduate students are enrolled in the School’s Ph.D. in Public Policy and Master’s in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics degree programs, as well as Master’s programs in International Commerce and Policy, and in Public Policy.
P3s offer an important alternative to traditional funding sources – and a host of opportunities and challenges. Advancing public interest through P3s requires careful analysis by public decision-makers of costs, risks and rewards, which are the knowledge and skills advanced by the Transportation P3 Policy Center.