On February 18, Center Director Jonathan Gifford gave a presentation on P3 renegotiations in America, hosted by the World Bank Group’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Cross Cutting Solutions Area as part of the Lunch & Learn series. This format combines real-world PPP experiences with pressing questions about how these partnerships are evolving to serve people around the world. All participants can expect to come away with an enriched understanding of how PPPs can effect change and how fresh thinking on these partnerships has the potential to alter the way business is conducted across the globe. Gifford’s presentation, entitled “Renegotiation and Restructuring of Transportation PPP Projects in the US: Evidence and Analysis,” reviewed a series of transportation PPP projects in the U.S. to identify cases of renegotiation and restructuring, the reasons for change, and the results of the change processes. The presentation was followed by an in-depth discussion among the participants.
Professor Jonathan Gifford, Director of the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy, moderated a panel discussion February 12 at the NCPPP 2015 Summit held in Washington, DC. The panel, titled “Federal Support of Transportation P3s,” included the following experts from the public and private sectors:
Joung Lee, Policy Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Regina McElroy, Director, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Parker Williams, Senior Vice President, Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc.
The speakers shared their views on how the federal government has encouraged P3 transportation projects, the current status of DOT’s efforts and what can be done to facilitate greater use of partnerships.
Dr. Jonathan Gifford presided over a Lectern Session Spotlight Tuesday, January 12 at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. The session, titled “Past as Prologue: What History Tells Us about the High Tech Future of Transportation,” included discussion on connected automated vehicles among many other transportation and policy subjects.
Nobuhiko Daito, Jeong Yun Kweun, Lisardo Bolanos and Dr. Jonathan Gifford (pictured from left) participated in the Transportation Funding and Financing Showcase at the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting in Washington DC on January 13, 2015. The poster session highlighted research in the area of transportation funding and financing, including revenue tools and public-private partnerships. The two posters presented by the Center were titled “Review of Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership Data: Meta-analysis,” and “Understanding Interaction of Multiple Jurisdictions for Highway Investment: Viability of Public-Private Partnership Alternatives.”
On January 13, the Center welcomed TRB guests to a reception overlooking the soaring spaces of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Supporters, students, staff and industry leaders enjoyed a chance to debrief conference events and catch up on the latest transportation P3 developments.
The Center was a strategic partner of the ARTBA’s 27th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation, held July 15-17 in Washington D.C.
The Center sponsored the following two panels:
Ratings Agencies View on P3s – “A Look Behind the Curtain”
Moderator: Mike Kirk, Louis Berger
Panelists: Scott Zuchorski, Fitch; Zoe Markwick, Skanska ID; Grant Headrick, DBRS
The Structural Evolution of P3s: Pros and Cons of DBFOMs, DBFs, DBMs and DBOMs
Moderator: Evan Caplicki, Nossaman
Panelists: Grant Holland, CDM Smith; Russ Zapalac, TxDOT; Lowell Clary, Clary Consulting