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The Submission Deadline has passed for this year.

Submit Your Proposal

Write or create a 2,000 word essay, power point presentation, video or other media form to convey a viable and actionable plan that may be implemented to solve a current transportation or transportation policy problem. A maximum of five pictures or illustrations may be included to enrich your presentation. Video entries must not exceed 10 minutes in length. Entries will be reviewed by an executive committee of professors, executives, entrepreneurs and public servants, all of whom are interested and distinguished members of the transportation policy community.

Submissions may be made by individuals or teams. There is no limit to the number of members on a team. Teams and individuals are welcome to submit more than one complete proposal, and individuals may participate on more than one team. Final submissions must be made in English.

Papers and proposals will undergo two rounds of review. The competition entries will be pre-screened by the competition committee of professors, executives, entrepreneurs and public servants, all of whom are interested and distinguished members of the transportation policy community. The competition committee will select the 7 finalists to be forwarded to the second round of review by a Blue-Ribbon Panel of transportation policy experts and specialists from government and industry. The Blue-Ribbon Panel will select the top 3 Finalists to present at the Competition. They will also award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes at the conclusion of the Competition.

Examples of significant transportation challenges include:

  • Funding for transportation facility and services
  • Fostering public/private sector collaboration
  • Developing creative new transportation modalities
  • Encouraging multimodal solutions
  • Reducing community and environmental impacts of transportation facilities and services
  • Enhancing quality of life through access to jobs, medical care, housing, recreation, etc.
  • Expanding opportunities for disadvantaged populations
  • Tackling challenges arising from demographic changes and generational shifts

Please do not feel limited by the suggestions above. These are examples. Innovation and “outside the box” thinking are strongly encouraged!

Each submission must include a completed entry form and signed IP release (each member of a team must sign a release). Please select the appropriate form for an individual or team and include entry form, IP release(s) and proposal in the email submission to otb@gmu.edu with HAYS COMPETITION in the subject line. Large files may be submitted via Dropbox or other file sharing mechanism.

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