Transportation and Mobility Committee

Committee Staff:

Robert Hellauer |


AAA Mid-Atlantic (Ragina Cooper-Averella); Association of Maryland Pilots (Eric Nielsen); Baltimore Water Taxi (Michael McDaniel); Electric Motor Repair Co. (Roger Kauffman); KCI (Nathan Beil, Harvey Floyd); Kramon & Graham (Philip Andrews); Madison Capital (Allan Levine); Maryland Transportation Builders (Jim Russ); McKenzie (Karen Deeley); P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc. (Pierce Flanigan); Parsons Brinckerhoff (Jerry Jannetti, Sam Minnitte); Pennoni Associates, Inc. (Maureen Decker); Quviant (Anton "Tony" Mitchell); RK&K (Ken Goon); The Terminal Corporation (Tom Huesman); and Yellow/Checker Cab (Navin Dass).

2015 Transportation and Mobility Committee news:

The committee had identified improvements to Maryland’s P3 legislation as its primary focus. Compared to surrounding jurisdictions, Maryland’s relatively new legislation is not as conducive to attracting high quality P3 deals. The committee hopes to conduct an in-depth survey of best practices from around the country and make recommendations about how to craft P3 legislation that would be responsible and reasonable. With a scarcity of transportation dollars, the GBC hopes to maximize the use of P3’s, particularly in this region. The committee continues to work on a 10-year strategic transportation plan.

Jodie Misiak, director of innovative finance for the Maryland Department of Transportation, discussed P3s in Maryland during the committee’s May 19, 2015 meeting. She highlighted the success of two P3 projects in the state – Seagirt Terminal and the I-95 travel plazas (Maryland House and Chesapeake House).

The committee learned more about P3’s at its April 8, 2015 meeting when Greg Cannito, managing director of Corvias Solutions, which helps public sector institutions partner with the private sector using a public-private partnership model (P3), made a presentation.

Patrick DeCorla-Souza, P3 Program Manager, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, presented to the Transportation and Mobility Committee on March 11, 2015 about Public-Private Partnerships.


May 19, 2015:

An Overview of P3s in Maryland

By Jodie Misiak, director of Innovative Finance, Maryland Department of Transportation

April 8, 2015:

P3’s from the private-sector perspective

By Greg Cannito, managing director, Corvias Solutions

March 11, 2015:

Overview of Highway Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

By Patrick DeCorla-Souza, P3 Program Manager, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration 

February 11, 2015:

Baltimore City Department of Transportation Strategic Transportation Safety

Baltimore City Strategic Transportation Safety Plan

By Valorie LaCour, chief, Transportation Planning Division

EmpowerTrans Transportation Improvement Zone (TIZ) Survey

Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA), in partnership with NeighborRide and the Howard County Office of Transportation, is bringing together residents with employers and workforce program managers to identify the main transportation challenges in getting to and from jobs.

CPHA is working to develop a new model, called transportation improvement zones (TIZs), which will bring together businesses, employees, residents, and others to create solutions where everyone benefits. Based off of successful programs already running in Montgomery County, these new partnerships can help provide more transportation choices and offer better access to good jobs right here in the Baltimore region.

Please offer your input by taking this survey.

EmpowerTrans TIZ Survey

Transportation and Mobility Committee meetings

Meetings are open to GBC members and held at the GBC. To attend meeting, contact Tara Harris.