Porter K. Wheeler has specialized in transportation policy and infrastructure finance throughout a career of college teaching, government consulting, Budget Committee work on Capitol Hill, and over two decades of private consulting and governmental advisory work. From 2005-2011 , he concentrated his efforts on toll road development and public-private partnership (P3) issues for the Maryland Transportation Authority, a state-wide public toll road authority, including a solicitation of interest in the I-270 Multi-Modal Corridor and a feasibility study for Nice Bridge reconstruction using a P3 approach.
Over the past two decades, Dr. Wheeler has provided a broad range of consultant services on behalf of US Department of Transportation and numerous state transportation agencies, regional authorities, study commissions, and toll road operators. These assignments regularly involved consideration of P3 approaches as public agencies struggled to meet growing demands for infrastructure improvements. In addition, he has advised governmental owners on structuring concessions and privatization of infrastructure facilities worldwide. He has authored numerous reports and white papers designed to inform a national audience and identified best practices to apply innovative financing for roadway, railroad, and intermodal improvements.
He was a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Finance and Taxation from 1994 to 2006 and served on the Executive Committee of the National Council on Public-Private Partnerships from 2007 to 2009. He served on the Board of the Canton Railroad Company, Baltimore, 1987-2013, and currently Chairs the Traffic Committee for Chevy Chase Village.