Session No. 6F

Public-Private Partnerships: Updates on Innovations in Project Delivery

The session will provide an overview of recent updates and innovations in P3s at both the state and federal levels. This will include P3 project updates from the PennDOT P3 Office and various innovative project delivery program updates from US DOT.

Moderator: Jodie Misiak, WSP 

Build America Bureau Updates      

  • Sam Beydoun, P3 Expert-Technical Assistance Lead, Build America Bureau, US DOT                  

FHWA Updates

  • Patrick DeCorla-Souza, P3 Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, US DOT                 

Pennsylvania P3 Office Updates

  • Mike Bonini, Director, Public-Private Transportation Partnerships Office, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation          


As Vice President in Alternative Delivery Advisory Service with WSP, Jodie Misiak provides assessment, development, and implementation of multimodal transportation project delivery and program management strategies for federal, state and local government. Misiak established the processes and procedures for new alternative project delivery programs at both the United States Department of Transportation and the Maryland Department of Transportation. She has held private sector roles in infrastructure consulting and municipal debt finance, supporting state and local governments with strategic planning for transportation systems and complex financial transactions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University and dual master’s degrees in urban planning and transportation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sam Beydoun serves as the Technical Assistance Lead at the Build America Bureau of the U.S. Department of Transportation. His responsibilities include providing technical assistance to State and Local sponsors in the development of transportation infrastructure projects that would benefit from Federal credit assistance under TIFIA and other innovative financing programs. Prior to Joining the Bureau, Beydoun served as Bureau Chief for Innovative Project Delivery at the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was responsible for standing up the alternative delivery program including Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and building the capacity and capabilities of the office. Prior to Illinois, Beydoun served as the Acting Deputy Director in the Virginia’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships (VAP3) where he provided leadership and oversight in the procurement and delivery of P3 projects. Beydoun holds a Master’s degree in business administration as well as certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Design-Build Professional (DBIA).

Patrick DeCorla-Souza serves as the Public-Private Partnerships Program Manager at the USDOT's Build America Bureau and FHWA's Center for Innovative Finance Support. Over his 33-year career at USDOT, DeCorla-Souza has led research and published technical papers and articles in the areas of travel demand modeling, air quality analysis, benefit-cost analysis, public involvement, transportation policy, traffic operations, and innovative financing, including tolling, congestion pricing and public-private partnerships. DeCorla-Souza has master’s degrees in Civil Engineering and in Transportation Planning. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Committee on Economics and Finance.

Michael R. Bonini is the Director of the Office of Public-Private Transportation Partnerships for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). In this role, Bonini is responsible for the evaluation, structuring and implementation of partnership delivery solutions that are consistent with PennDOT’s transportation goals. Bonini has been with PennDOT for more than 20 years and has been the P3 Director since 2015, Bonini received his undergraduate degree in Political Science/Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.


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Dec. 9, 2021

3:45 to 5:00 p.m.




The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891