Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

The Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy (TP3 Policy Center) mission is to advance research, education and public service in the understanding of public-private partnership policy in the transportation sector.

U.S. transportation funding, financing and program delivery are changing rapidly and the Center exists to support sound policy research and education in response to a host of evolving critical transportation infrastructure needs.

Our fundamental objectives are to supply case studies, graduate and executive education, and research that advance sound policy. Well-informed elected officials, agency personnel, and community leaders are particularly critical when needs are multiplying and budgets are not. The Center, located three miles from the U.S. Capitol in Arlington, Virginia, is able to bring together commercial, government and legislative stakeholders with academics and graduate students to accelerate transportation solutions.

Jonathan L. Gifford

Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy

Professor Gifford’s book Flexible Urban Transportation (Pergamon 2003) examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems.

He has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems.

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