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How the Center for Innovative Finance Support Office Does Business...

How the Center for Innovative Finance Support Does Business...

Capacity Building

The Center for Innovative Finance Support Capacity Building Program is designed to assist FHWA, state and local transportation executives and staff to advance their complex transportation infrastructure investment needs. On a practical level, the Capacity Building Program provides information, training, customized workshops, and technical assistance to help transportation professionals ask the right questions at the right time during the development of transportation planning processes, together with programs that respond to the needs of FHWA and US DOT staff, as well as external transportation agency professionals. The Center for Innovative Finance Support's capacity building program provides the following:

Education for USDOT Staff - The Center for Innovative Finance Support Academy

The Center for Innovative Finance Support Academy serves USDOT employees interested in learning about innovative program and project delivery mechanisms. It provides a comprehensive selection of courses and curricula. These courses are offered via webinars and may also be combined to suit the unique requirements of specific state Division offices.

For more information contact:

Thay Bishop, CPA, CTP/CCM
Senior Program Advisor/Capacity Builder
Center for Innovative Finance Support
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 562-3695
thay.bishop@dot.gov

Education and Technical Assistance for State and Local Transportation Agencies

The Center for Innovative Finance Support offers training to State and local transportation agencies through the FHWA Division Offices. The office partners with the BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence to deliver training material.

For more information contact:

Mark Sullivan
Director, Center for Innovative Finance Support
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
FHWA-HIN, Room E66-304
Washington, DC 20590-9898
202-366-5785
mark.sullivan@dot.gov

Evaluation Tools and Guides

Because innovative strategies are not suitable for every project, the Center for Innovative Finance Support produced a suite of evaluation tools to help practitioners determine the best way to deploy such strategies. Additionally, the Center has also prepared numerous guidebooks to help interested parties move up the learning curve. These tools and guidebooks are refined on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available through experience and research. Finally, the office is committed to providing a wide array of technical resources, from primers to technical documents. These tools, guidebooks, and resources are intended to advance both the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice.

For more information contact:

Federal Tolling and Pricing Programs

Cynthia Essenmacher
Tolling Program Manager
315 W. Allegan, Room 201
Lansing, Michigan 48933
(517) 702-1856
cynthia.essenmacher@dot.gov

Public-Private Partnerships

Patrick DeCorla-Souza
P3 Program Manager
FHWA Center for Innovative Finance Support
1200 New Jersey Ave SW
FHWA-HIN, Room E62-125
Washington, DC 20590
(202) 366-4076
patrick.decorla-souza@dot.gov

Project Finance

Fred Werner, CPA
Project Finance Manager
FHWA Center for Innovative Finance Support
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 562-3680
frederick.werner@dot.gov

Non-Road Pricing Revenue

Thay Bishop, CPA, CTP/CCM
Senior Program Advisor/Capacity Builder
Center for Innovative Finance Support
61 Forsyth Street, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 562-3695
thay.bishop@dot.gov

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