Professor Jonathan Gifford directs the Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy at George Mason University. The Center focuses on research and education to advance objective consideration of public-private partnerships as a model for delivering infrastructure services. Of particular interest is developing the body of evidence to assess how delivery through public-private partnerships affects infrastructure delivery when compared to conventional delivery practices.
Dr. Gifford’s research focuses on transportation planning and policy, with an emphasis on finance and technology. His recent work on public-private partnerships focuses on how infrastructure is evolving from a facility orientation to a service delivery orientation, and the institutional and financial implications of that evolution. He has written widely on the role and impact of ITS standards, from early work on the E-ZPass electronic payment system to the national ITS standards program.
Dr. Gifford earned his Ph.D. in transportation engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.