New York

TRF was founded in New York City in 1958, and the New York Chapter sponsored the establishment of a national organization in 1960.  Now entering its seventh decade, the New York Chapter continues to hold monthly luncheon meetings. These feature speakers from government, industry, and academia, discussing projects, policies and issues related to freight and passenger transportation.

In December 1960, the first organized meeting of the American Transportation Research Forum was held in St. Louis, MO, sponsored by TRF-NY, which became the founding chapter. Other chapters followed in Washington, DC, Cleveland (Lake Erie), and Chicago. Additional chapters were organized in Philadelphia, New England, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest. With the expansion of the organization into Canada, the name was shortened to the Transportation Research Forum.

NY Chapter luncheon meetings are still regularly held. These feature speakers from government, industry, and academia, discussing projects, policies and issues related to freight and passenger transportation.

 

Chapter Leadership

Contact: Paul Gessner – pkgessner3@verizon.net

Position Name Affiliation
President David A. Boate Gannett Fleming
Executive Vice President Peter D. Cohen Rail Consultant
Vice President – Programs Ani S. Toncheva Wilson Ihrig
Vice President – Membership John D. Dean Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Secretary/Treasurer Paul K. Gessner Gessner Transportation Consulting LLC

Council Members-at-Large

George M. Bulow, Interactive international
Allison L. C. deCerreno, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Walter R. Ernst, AECOM
William A. Fife, The Fife Group
Mayer Horn, Professional Engineer
Kelvin L. MacKavanagh, Railroad Consulting
Scott I. Ornstein, MTA Metro North Railroad
Charles Samul, NY & Atlantic Railway
David M. Weiss, Arup

Next Meeting…

Date: December 19, 2017
Topic:

“Challenges & Opportunities of Technology in Trucking

Speaker:

Kendra Hems, President
Trucking Association of New York

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