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Center GRAs Presented at the 2021 NARSC Conference

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

Phone: 703-993-2275
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Center GRAs Marina Manganaris and Narae Lee attended the 68th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC). The conference was held in Denver, Colorado, from November 10 –13, 2021. Marina presented the Center’s project on the Relative Performance of Public-Private Partnerships and Conventional Project Delivery During Crises at the conference.  

The project focused on how crisis can dramatically alter the conditions under which transportation infrastructure projects develop and operate, how crisis can modify economic markets by reducing transportation user demand, limiting government budgets, and constraining private investors, and how crisis can influence projects differently based on the delivery type. 

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Bargaining for Toll Adjustment during General Purpose Lane Maintenance and Resulting Congestion: A Repeated Game Approach

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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
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On July 6, 2021, Center’s Graduate Research Assistant, Narae Lee, presented her research “Bargaining for Toll Adjustment during General Purpose Lane Maintenance and Resulting Congestion: A Repeated Game Approach” at the 53rd Annual Universities Transport Study Group Conference. The presentation can be found here.   

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Center Research Published in Transportation Research Record

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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
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Research conducted by Center Graduate Research Assistant Narae Lee, and Center Director, Dr. Jonathan Gifford, has been published in the journal Transportation Research Record. “MAP-21 to FAST Act: Did the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program Better Support High-Risk Transportation Infrastructure Projects?”

The research evaluated the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program’s market-leveraging outcomes by investigating whether and how the beneficiary projects’ risk profiles, as measured by credit ratings, changed between the MAP-21 and FAST Act policy periods. To read the full research, see here.

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Engineering News-Record Quotes Center Director

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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
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The Engineering News-Record quotes Center Director Dr. Jonathan Gifford in an article titled, “Is the Pandemic Forcing An Evolution in P3 Work?”

“The pandemic caught a lot of people off guard,” says Jonathan Gifford, director of George Mason University’s Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy. Even with the pervasive economic disruption, “most P3 infrastructure systems are operating as expected,” he says.

Read the full article here.

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Center GRA Presents Research at the TRB 100th Annual Meeting – A Virtual Event

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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

Center’s Graduate Research Assistant Narae Lee presented her research “Credit Support and Infrastructure Investment: The Case of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program at the TRB 100th Annual Meeting — A Virtual Event during a poster session. The session featured various works relating to the use of financial and economic analysis in addressing emerging issues in transportation areas. As outlined in the poster, the research addresses the TIFIA program’s market-leveraging function since the 2015 FAST Act. The final research report, co-authored with Center’s Director Jonathan Gifford, has been accepted for publication in the Transportation Research Record.

See here for the Presentation Poster and here for the Poster References.

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The Washington Post Quotes Center Director

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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
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Center Director, Dr. Janothan Gifford was quoted in The Washington Post article titled,“ Maryland could face millions in cost risks if toll lane plan for Beltway, I-270 stalls”.

Jonathan Gifford, a professor at George Mason University and director of the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy, said early collaboration can help governments advance projects more quickly and efficiently, while also improving the design.

“The earlier you get the contractor involved,” Gifford said, “the more options for innovation you have.”

See the full article here.