CEE Graduate Seminars 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011, 2 PM
D221 Thornton Hall
Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation: Capital Beltway and I-95 HOT Lanes Experience in Virginia
Young Ho Chang
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) represents a departure from traditional funding and delivery approach of public highways in the U.S. One of the key reasons for the popularity of the PPP projects is the lack of adequate funding from typical funding sources to meet the demand for additional capacity as well as for operations and maintenance. Virginia has been a leader in PPP development with the passing of the Public Private Transportation Act in 1995 which allowed private entities to enter into agreements to construct, improve, maintain and operate transportation facilities. The Capital Beltway (I-495) HOT Lanes and I-95 HOT Lanes project in Virginia represent two of the largest PPP highway infrastructure projects in the country.
Mr. Young Ho Chang has over 24 years of experience in all aspects of transportation including planning, traffic operations, design, construction, maintenance and financing. He has been involved with most of the major projects in the Northern Virginia area in the last two decades, including Dulles Rail, Fairfax County Parkway, I-495 and I-95 HOT Lanes, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Route 28 PPTA, Springfield Interchange, I-66 Widening, and Dulles Toll Road Improvements.
For the last six years, he has been with ATCS, PLC, an engineering, planning and program management firm headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The firm started as a six person firms in 1994 to now one of the top engineering firms in the region with staff of over 200. Mr. Chang manages all the operational business units of the company including Transportation, Disaster Services, Land Development and Federal Infrastructure.
Mr. Chang began his career with VDOT serving in various positions, including Fairfax Resident Engineer and Assistant District Engineer in Northern Virginia. As the Fairfax Resident Engineer, he managed the largest construction program in the state ($400 million per year).
Before joining ATCS, Mr. Chang was the Director of Transportation for Fairfax County. As the director, he led a department that was responsible for planning and programming of all county bond transportation projects, coordinating VDOT projects, the transportation element of the county’s comprehensive plan, operation of a 185 bus transit system, and analyzing the transportation impact of development projects. Mr. Chang was also the transportation lobbyist to advocate on behalf of the County for more transportation funding at the state and federal levels.
The Civil Engineering seminar series is open to the University community.
Civil Engineering undergraduate students are especially invited to attend.