The Washington Chapter of TRF, formed in the early 1960s, draws its membership largely from federal agencies, consultants, trade associations, and local universities. Professions represented include economists, attorneys, engineers, accountants, policy analysts, and others. Membership meetings are held at lunchtime, usually the second or third Wednesdays of the month.

Recent speakers include: the former USDOT Under Secretary; former Staff Director of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; senior staff at the Eno Center for Transportation and editor of its Transportation Weekly; Vice-president, American Association of Railroads; and  analysts from such major research organizations as the Congressional Budget Office, the Brookings Institution, and Reason Foundation.

Topics span all modes – urban, rural and intercity, freight and passenger, domestic and international – as well as policy, technical and legislative issues associated with these modes.

Monthly luncheon meetings are held at a downtown restaurant convenient to public transit.  The largest meeting of the year is held in January concurrently with the Annual TRB Meeting at a restaurant in close proximity to the TRB meeting site.

Chapter Leadership

Contact: Jack Ventura –

PresidentBaruch FeigenbaumReason Foundation
Executive Vice PresidentMike SmithSurface Transportation Board
Vice President – ProgramsAnne StubbsCoalition of Northeastern Governors
Vice President – MembershipAnn WarnerAnn Warner LLC
SecretaryEric Peterson 
TreasurerJack Ventura 
Immediate Past PresidentMel SacksNatl Association of RR Passengers
Council Member #1Nate MacekWSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
Council Member #2Marcin SkomialSurface Transportation Board
Council Member #3Brian SlobodaUS Department of Labor
Council Member #4Jonathan GiffordGeorge Mason University
Council Member #5  
Council Member #6Kevin ChisholmMid-Atlantic Energy Consultants

Ex-officio Members, Past Presidents                              

Bill Huneke, STB
Art Guzzetti, APTA
Shirley Ybarra
Dan Dornan, Prince Georges County Govt.
Jack Wells
Frank Mulvey, ITER Associates
Joshua Schank, L.A. Metro
Isaac Shafran
Steve Thompson
Mark Dayton, DHS

For additional information about the DC chapter, events and members, contact Ann Warner.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Where (and How) the Electrons Will Meet the Road: Challenges for EV Deployment in the U.S.


Mary Anne Sullivan, Senior Counsel
Hogan Lovells

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