Innovative Financing for Transportation Projects

APA Transportation Planning Division


Friday, November 9, 2018
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

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Finding the funding for transportation projects can be one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to implementing plans, and is therefore a vital part of the planning process. Across the country, individual projects are approaching this challenge by pulling together packages composed of various sources, including value capture and innovative financing. Meanwhile, states are adjusting their funding programs to focus on regional priorities and performance measurement to ensure they meet the most critical transportation needs with limited dollars. Join Jodie Misiak of WSP (formerly of the Build America Bureau) and Jennifer Mitchell, Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, to learn about the innovative funding package put together for the Maryland Purple Line light rail project, and the range of transportation reforms Virginia has put in place over the past few years to ensure funding for all modes of transportation.

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Jodie Misiak


Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell was reappointed by Governor Ralph Northam as the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation in January 2018, after initially being appointed to the position by Governor Terence McAuliffe in January 2014. DRPT distributes over $700 million in funding per year to 44 transit systems ... Read More

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