Bridging the Future: Innovation in Large-Scale Infrastructure Development

Experts Discuss Public-Private Partnerships During Industry Workshop

Hosted by NUTC and the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology (CCITT) on May 3, 2017, “Bridging the Future: Innovation in Large-scale Infrastructure Development” addressed how P3s can bridge the growing gap in federal funding required to update the country’s aging bridges, highways, and other transit systems. While state and local municipalities have attempted narrow the shortfall through gasoline taxes and highway tolls, the need for new infrastructure projects continues to exceed the available funding.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017  [1:00 - 4:00 PM]

LOCATION: James L Allen Center

PARKING: Northwestern North Parking Garage



Joseph L. Schofer - Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University



Robert Martínez Vice President, Business Development & Real Estate, Norfolk Southern Corporation

  • Norfolk Southern, The Crescent Corridor, Infrastructure and the Future of Rail (slides)

Jamie McCurry Chief Administrative Officer, Georgia Ports Authority

  • The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project: Critical Infrastructure Expansion for the United States (slides)

David Pennington CFA, Managing Director, Power, Energy & Infrastructure, BMO Capital Markets

  • Transportation P3s: Case Studies Contrasting the Canadian and U.S. Approaches (slides)

Robert L. Peskin PhD, M.ASCE, Senior Consulting Manager, Strategic Planning Services, Planning, Americas Transportation, AECOM

  • Denver Union Station: Creating (and Capturing) Value (slides)



Joseph Szabo Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)



Hani Mahmassani William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation; Director, NUTC

Bret Johnson Director, Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology