Consistent with its mission and in support of that of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), the TRF Foundation has devised and implemented award, library and scholarship programs. These programs are funded by endowment income solely. We encourage new and increased tax-free giving to the Foundation’s endowment fund. We also encourage contributions for one-time special needs (such as finding a worthy home for donations of books and research collections), where donations are flowed through directly rather than through the endowment.


Transportation Research Forum Foundation Officers


David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University

Vice President

Jack Ventura, Retired


Daniel Dornan, Prince George’s County, MD


Paul Gessner, Gessner Transportation Consulting LLC


Michael McBride, Van Ness Feldman, LLC