2018 Conference Wrap-Up 2018-11-12T15:18:05+00:00

2018 ARTBA P3s in Transportation Conference:
Honoring 30 Years of Transportation P3s

ARTBA thanks these organizations for their leadership and sponsorship support of the P3 program:

Highlights of our 30th Annual P3 Conference in July 2018 included:

  • A Featured Presentation from Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.);
  • Four former Secretaries of Transportation in a special opening panel;
  • Three senior officials from the Trump Administration providing an update;
  • Over 40 emerging leaders in the industry participating in the 2nd Annual Professional Development Half-day Track;
  • Three former ARTBA P3 Division presidents from each of the past three decades providing insights from their careers;
  • Two Congressional staff members providing the latest on P3-related legislative initiatives;
  • Two evening networking receptions where attendees could network with over 200 of their industry peers;
  • Three prominent state legislators providing their perspectives on P3 policies and legislation in their states;
  • Seven breakout sessions on timely topics related to private sector participation in transportation infrastructure financing;
  • A debate on the “value” of a value for money analysis from four expert viewpoints on the topic;
  • A special book presentation of the brand-new “Rethinking America’s Highways” by Reason Foundation’s Bob Poole;
  • An “Extraordinary Innovation” presentation from LA Metro’s Chief Innovation Officer, Joshua Schank; and
  • An interactive Town Hall Discussion featuring an “all-star” panel of public owners.

Please find below the program for the 2018 P3s in Transportation Conference. You can also download the program here.

For the second year, ARTBA’s P3 Conference welcomed the next generation of P3 leaders through its professional development half-day track! Whether you’re just starting out in the P3 sector, have been working in it for years, or are just interested in learning more, this half-day track offers an excellent opportunity to network and hear insights from P3-oriented peers and executives, and join discussions on technology deployment, project team-building, and other pertinent industry issues. The half-day track includes a mentorship breakfast, two panel sessions, a networking coffee break, and an interactive town-hall discussion. The full program agenda can be found here.

2018 ARTBA P3 Awards luncheon, from left to right: ARTBA 2018 Chairman Matt Cummings (AECOM), Tony Elkins (Cintra), Jane Garvey (Meridiam), Bill Hale (Texas DOT), Steve DeWitt (ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.), Megan Kenny (Texas DOT), and Simon Santiago (Nossaman LLP), the 2017-18 P3 Division president.

ARTBA congratulates the 2018 award winners:

  • P3 Champion of the Year: Jane Garvey, Meridiam
  • P3 Project of the Year: Texas’ North Tarrant Express Project

An overview of their wonderful accomplishments can be found here:

ARTBA is proud to continue its Professional Development Hours (PDH) program to all of the attendees of the 2018 P3 Conference as a value-added benefit at the event. Full conference attendees earned up to 8.5 PDH. Attendees of the 2018 Half-day track earned up to 3.25 PDH. To receive the certificate to complete and send to your State Accrediting Agency, please contact ARTBA’s Allison Rose.

The Trump Administration and P3 Policy:

The Great Debate… What’s the “Value” of a Value for Money Analysis?

The View from State Legislatures:

P3 Division President Transition:

Special Opening Panel: Three Decades of P3s… “From the Top”

30 Years of Lessons Learned in Transportation P3s

Former U.S. DOT secretaries panel, from left to right: Simon Santiago (Nossaman LLP), former DOT secretaries James H. Burnley IV, 1987-89; Samuel K. Skinner, 1989-91; Mary E. Peters, 2006-09; and Rodney E. Slater, 1997-2001; ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane, and Moderator Jennifer Aument (Transurban).

Featured Speaker: Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota)

Panel Session: The View from State Legislatures

Special Opening Panel: Three Decades of P3s from the Top

2017-18 P3 Division President Simon Santiago (Nossaman) and 2018-19 P3 Division President Jennifer Aument (Transurban)

Panel Session: The Trump Administration and P3 Policy

Joshua Schank (LA Metro): Extraordinary Innovation in Southern California

2018 P3 Champion of the Year Jane Garvey (Meridian) with 2017-18 ARTBA Chairman Matt Cummings (AECOM) and 2017-18 P3 Division President Simon Santiago (Nossaman)

Bob Poole (Reason Foundation) asks a question during a panel session

Panel Session: 30 Years of Lessons Learned in Transportation P3s

Panel Session: The View from Capitol Hill

2017-18 ARTBA Chairman Matt Cummings (AECOM)

ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane with 2017-18 P3 Division President Simon Santiago (Nossaman) and 2018-19 P3 Division President Jennifer Aument (Transurban)

Panel Session: The Great Debate – What’s the Value of a Value for Money Analysis

2018 ARTBA P3 Awards luncheon, from left to right: ARTBA 2018 Chairman Matt Cummings (AECOM), Tony Elkins (Cintra), Jane Garvey (Meridiam), Bill Hale (Texas DOT), Steve DeWitt (ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.), Megan Kenny (Texas DOT), and Simon Santiago (Nossaman LLP), the 2017-18 P3 Division president.

Photos by Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos