Jane Garvey, the head of Meridiam Infrastructure’s North American operations, has been named the chair of the board of directors of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, DC think tank that is pushing for major changes in the nation’s transportation policy.
The report also urges the US government to introduce a competitive grant program for infrastructure and streamline its ability to partner with state and local governments and the private sector to deliver projects.
The center, formed in 2007 by a group of former Democrat and Republican US Senate majority leaders, is now taking its report to Capitol Hill just as Congress and the Obama administration are preparing to find a way to pay for a new multi-year transportation spending plan, which could cost as much as $500 billion.
Garvey will also serve on the Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, which spearheaded the report. She also serves as the chairman of North America for Meridiam Infrastructure, the European infrastructure investor focused on public-private partnerships.