What's Ahead?

Tracking Impacts of COVID-19 in metropolitan Washington and public opinion on how the pandemic will influence future travel

Chapter Host: Washington, D.C  |  June 2, 2021  |  55:40 minutes

This presentation will be jointly delivered by Tim Canan and Stacy Cook of COG-TPB, the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. At the end of the presentation, Tim and Stacy present 3 different future post-pandemic scenarios and participants to discuss which they think is most likely, and why.

Timothy Canan is the Director of Planning Data and Research for the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Mr. Canan has more than 30 years of experience in land use, transportation, and environmental planning, research, and policy analysis. He leads a team responsible for conducting research, data analysis, and visualizations to inform transportation decision-makers on economic, land use, and transportation trends and forecasts that influence regional travel. Notable projects include the once-a-decade Regional Travel Survey and the Regional Travel Trends report, as well as his recent research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.  He holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Stacy Cook is a Principal Planner with the Department of Transportation Planning at Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). She leads the development of the metropolitan Washington region’s long-range transportation plan, known as Visualize 2045.  Previously, she was a transportation planning consultant, her work included more than a decade working with federal, state, and regional transportation agencies across the United States. Ms. Cook’s professional concentration includes long-range planning, transportation and land use coordination, and managing performance to improve outcomes for customers of the transportation system. She attended the University of Wisconsin and holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (2009).

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