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Innovations in Securing Public Support and Funding

Two of the biggest challenges in implementing a successful project are securing public support and funding. This session covers new tools and innovative techniques to overcome these challenges.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe how improved public engagement techniques can help increase support for transportation projects
  • Understand how to better leverage transportation investments from a variety of sources
  • Describe innovative tools to estimate financial and economic benefits of tolling projects and public/private partnerships
Facilitator:
Jason DeGray, New England Regional Director of Engineering, Toole Design Group, Boston, MA
Speakers:
  • Cost-Effective and Innovative Public Engagement Applications
    Matt Pacyna, Principal, SRF Consulting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN; Jennifer Quayle, Communications Specialist, SRF Consuting Group, Inc., Plymouth, MN
  • Leading Innovative Transportation Investment by Taking the Backseat
    Mike McBride, Vice President, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN; Hardik Shah, Director of Development, American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • A Simplified Tool to Estimate the Financial and Economic Benefits of Tolling and Public-Private Partnerships
    Patrick DeCorla-Souza, Public-Private Partnerships Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
  • Driving Home a Long-Term Funding Solution in Indiana
    Steven Davidson, Executive Vice President - Partner, American Structurepoint, Indianapolis,